Results tagged ‘ Stargell ’
I’ve been busy the last week and a half and I’ve only made
one post and really haven’t had a chance to get around to everyone else’s post,
but that will change tonight starting with this post.
Instead of touching on one topic I’m going to go Larry King
style and just put down a bunch of random thoughts to catch up on some of the
things I’ve missed this past week.
Spring training games started, it’s good to see baseball on TV.
Coco Crisp was arrested on
suspicion of DUI. Why do people continue to do this?
Carlos Silva and Aramis Ramirez got into a dugout scuffle
after the first inning, somewhere Carlos Zambrano is smiling.
The Cardinals have already lost Adam
Wainwright for the season. The Cubs NL Champion odds in Vegas remain
unchanged. That tells you more about the Cubs than it does the Cardinals.
Justin Morneau of the
Twins has still not been cleared to play after sustaining a concussion last July;
the brain is a complicated machine. Remember this when drafting Josh Beckett
for your fantasy team.
Every time a new Dancing with the Stars cast is revealed I
proclaim it to be worse than the season before, and this season is no different………
yet I’ll probably still watch.
passed away last week. The HOF member played against the Cubs 287 times hitting
The Cubs are looking to hire a new public address announcer at
Wrigley Field. “Batting second …. Starlin Castro….. Number 13…… Castro” Sounds
good on paper, wish I had a voice to match.
If you get a chance, pick up Deadly Spin by Wendell Potter.
It’s a little dry, but it will help explain why shouts of “death panels” have
trumped actual facts in the health care debate.
not the start I wanted to see.
Did I mention I’m happy spring games have started?
Hathaway was fine, James Franco….ugh!
Bring back a professional next time please.
I pre-ordered Inside
Job last month, now I really can’t wait to see it.
Albert Pujols, age 30, has a ‘Wins
Above Replacement’ total of 83.8. Joe DiMaggio had a career total of 83.6. Mr.
Ricketts, ……… find $30M and sign this guy.
Jay Bruce hit three homers last night as the Reds beat the
Cubs 7-1 to hand Mike Quade his first loss as manager.
Quade is now 3-1 after coming off the Cubs three game sweep
of the Nationals. I doubt that he has any chance of retaining the job next
season, but he’s a good story and it would be nice to see him do well in the
final month and get a shot with some team next year.
But back to Jay Bruce and his three homer game. It’s the
first time that he has hit three in a game during his career. It’s the second
time this year that a Cincinnati player has hit three in a game off the Cubs,
Drew Stubbs did it on the 4th of July.
It’s actually the third time this season the Cubs have
allowed an opponent to hit three homers in a game, Albert Pujols did it back in
This is the 27th time that a player has hit 3 or
more homers against the Cubs in one game. W Stargell, D Strawberry, and A Dawson
all hit three, Mike Schmidt hit four, just to name a few.
On the flip side, the Cubs have had three homers or more in
a game by one player 37 times. Current Cub Aramis has done it three times,
Sosa did it 6 times, Banks 4, Kingman 3, Tuffy Rhodes and
George Mitterwald once.
Game 2 of the series is tonight at 6:10. The Cubs are