(via Joey Devine)
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Pretty sure this is just Jonny doing his own version of the “sprinkler dance”. I’d explain what “Gomesing” looks like, but it’s really nasty & this is a family blog.
This is called Gomesing.
Jaguar is sponsoring every game on MLB At Bat tonight…so if you don’t have MLB.tv, you can watch any out-of-market game for free.
Start spreading the news … I am leaving today … I want to be a part of it … New York, New York
For only the second time in the past 19 years, the New York Yankees failed to make the postseason. Sigh. (Photo of a sad-looking bunch of ballplayers during the Yankees 8-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday night by Barton Silverman / The New York Times)
"It was just so cool that Motley Crue showed up for Mo."
One tee-shirt, seven (apparently randomly placed) logos.
You remember those video games that had to be taken off the shelves in the 90s because they were giving kids epileptic seizures? This is the tee-shirt version of that.
That NASCAR-MLB partnership pays dividends.
(Totally made up that partnership)
This was in response to my short note about Ichiro’s 4000th hit.
I would say that MLB is the premiere league in baseball. And never before Ichiro did we combine stats from other leagues into MLB stats. (Again 4000 hits are a great achievement.) Do Mexican League stats count? Do Dominican League stats?
If someone hits 750 home runs in AAA (would never happen) and then hit 50 more in the MLB would we celebrate 800? No.
I know the Japanese League is a top professional league but the Japanese stars try to come to the U.S. the MLBers who head to Japan aren’t.
It would be arrogant for me to say that MLS is as good as the EPL or Serie Italia. But MLB is the goal of all professional ballplayers and stats are based on how you do in that league.
Tipping the cap to Ichiro makes all the sense in the world but we don’t rank Sadaharu Oh ahead of Bonds, Aaron and Ruth. And Ichiro’s plaque will recognize his record-setting 10 seasons of 200+ hits - not 4,000 of them.
To note he has 2,722 as of August 22. I really hope he gets 278 more.
Just a quick reminder about the way MLB players have policed their own for decades.
But by all means, let’s allow some “purist” fans, TV talking heads, & other assorted media members, lecture everyone on how a purpose pitch in 2013 can only be be labeled as “assault”, ‘unprofessional’, or “silly”.
Note (added by another editor): Remember that Drysdale then picked up a bat and stood in the box.