Sunday, July 29, 2007

An Eye on Baseball

A couple of baseball moments to keep an eye out for this week:

1. Tom Glavine (of the New York Mets) could very well pitch his 300th career win. He hit 295 and a plateau, but he's on a roll now. Most likely will happen Tuesday in Milwaukee.

2. Barry Bonds is sitting at 754 homeruns. The Giants are on the road (at L.A. and then San Diego) so Bonds may hit 755 outside of AT&T park. As far as I'm concerned, if Bonds has to break Hank Aaron's record, something I still haven't come to terms with, I wouldn't mind watching him break Hammerin' Hank's record in San Diego with Greg Maddux on the hill.

3. A-Rod could very well hit his 500th homerun, however complicated.

A couple of baseball moments this past week that blew my socks off:

1. Yunel Escobar caught the D-Backs sleeping and stole second. Never in my life have I seen such a thing in a big league game.

2. Omar Vizquel made a sweet diving stop and then, no kidding, rolled over and threw the ball to first while on his back. Unreal.

3. How great was it to watch Ripken & Gwynn inducted into the Hall of Fame? Two decent guys. Two guys who played for only one team their entire careers. Congrats to them both and a big thank you from one baseball fan to two men who played the game with integrity.

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