Daily Archives: August 13, 2010

So This Is How Cleveland Fans Really Feel About LeBron, Huh???

So This Is How Cleveland Fans Really Feel About LeBron, Huh???

The below video was taken a few weeks ago at an Indians game.  The fans in attendance were there hoping to see Alex Rodriguez hit home run #600 of his career. 

Instead, they got this guy wearing his brand new Miami Heat jersey to the game.  Oh, yeah, it was a LeBron James jersey to boot.  And they really let him and his girlfriend have it…

Come see:

Paul Molitor 1989 Upper Deck – Milwaukee Brewers Team Checklist

Paul Molitor 1989 Upper Deck – Milwaukee Brewers Team Checklist

As part of their debut set in 1989, Upper Deck selected one player from each team to be the ‘Cover Boy’ for the team’s checklist.  Usually an All-Star player, Upper Deck selected Paul Molitor to represent the Brewers team.

A great choice, Molitor was the heart and soul of the Milwaukee offense for the better part of his career.  A solid player and leader, he personified what a classy player was all about.

I like the artwork that Upper Deck offered to us in 1989.  It was a nice change from the Donruss Diamond Kings art, and I always thought that these cards would look great autographed – maybe in Gold Sharpie…

Another great addition to my Paul Molitor collection!!

Did You Know…

The only player since 1900 to go 7 for 7 at the plate in a 9-inning game is Rennie Stennett.  Batting lead-off on September 16, 1975, the Pirates’ second baseman collected 4 singles, 2 doubles, and a triple in the Pirates 22-0 thrashing of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. 

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

My take – I know that Stennett got 3 hits in the next game too – That is one hell of a 24-hour period!!!

1969 Headline: Palmer Hurls No-Hitter!!!

1969 Headline:  Palmer Hurls No-Hitter!!!

On this day in 1969, Jim Palmer and his Baltimore Orioles teammates were at home to face the Oakland Athletics.  2 of the better teams in the American League, both rosters were full of All-stars and future Hall of Famers.

But on this day, it was Palmer’s star that shined the brightest!!

Palmer threw a complete game against the O’s, allowing no hits in the process.  Taking his amazing record to 11-2 on the year, Palmer gave up 0 runs while striking out 8 and walking 6. 

The Orioles won the game 8-0, with help from the offense of Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, and Don Bufurd.  And Palmer, a talented athlete himself, helped his cause at the plate too – he went 2-for-3 on the day while also scoring a run and driving in another!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Palmer!!!

Happy Anniversary Lou Brock!!!

On this day in 1979 Lou Brock connected for the 3,000th hit of his career.

In front of his home crowd of almost 45,000 fans at Busch Stadium, Brock went 2-for-2 on the day and made baseball history in front of the most loyal fans in the game. 

The victim that day was Dennis Lamp of the Chicago Cubs who gave up singles to Brock in both the second and fourth innings.  It’s kind of ironic that Brock’s historic achievement came against his former team huh??

Congratulations Mr. Brock!!!

Please Don’t Let This Be My Lasting Image Of Chipper…

Please Don’t Let This Be My Lasting Image Of Chipper…

If you didn’t see or hear the news, Chipper Jones tore his ACL and he’ll require surgery to repair it.  This injury will end Chipper’s 2010 baseball season.

And while I am a Marlins fan, I can proudly state that I think very fondly of Chipper Jones and I would easily rank him as the best third baseman(counting A-Rod as a SS) to play in the big leagues over the last 20 years.

And after watching the injury on SportsCenter a few times since last night, I am fearful that this mat be the last time we see Chipper Jones in a major league uniform.

He deserves so much better than this.  I do not want this to be the first thing I think of when I hear the name Chipper Jones…