600, But Who Gets The Ball?

Congratulations to Ken Griffey Jr. on his 600th career home run. Griffey joined the exclusive 600 club after hitting a 1st inning homer off of Marlins pitcher, Mark Hendrickson. It was Griffey’s first home run since May 31 against the Braves.

The first inning homer was a 3-1 curveball that once connected with the bat, it was gone. Meeting Griffey at home plate was his 14 year old son, Trey, who had been sitting in the dugout waiting for that moment.

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Anger Management? Maybe…Anyone?

We have all heard when I manager gets fed up with his team losing, however, Mariners manager John McLaren has raised the bar. Being a White Sox fan I never thought that anyone could lose his cool like Ozzie Guillen. It seemed like only a matter of time before McLaren would have this conversation when his team is 18 games under .500 and 15.5 game out of first place. Though this team has not handed in the towel and look towards 2009.

Mariners GM, Bill Bavasi, is the main supporter of his club.

“That’s going to be a long time,” he said. “That’s going to be quite a while. Because we’re not giving in. It’s going to be real tough for us to give in. If we give in, it will be at the last minute, I’ll tell you that.”

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Party at Fenway

Last night the amazing story that Jon Lester is writing for himself just got another chapter. The 24 year old has survived cancer, pitched game four of the World Series last fall, has a Championship ring, and now has a No-Hitter to his name. Only even more proof that Boston is the center of the sporting world. Lester through a career high 130 pitches in his dominating 7-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Last night also was Lester’s first complete game.

 

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Monday Treat- Brandon Backe

I know I have gone kind missing for the past few days, but that is what happens when you move. I hate having to move during baseball season because then you are guaranteed to miss a few games. Well, I am back now in time to present this weeks new man of the week. It is the right handed, starting pitcher for the Houston Astros, Brandon Back. Last season he returned to the Astros starting rotation after coming off of Tommy John Surgery. But all seems well after coming through with a home-run in Saturday’s 6-2 win over the Brewers it seems only fitting that Backe be our man. How many times do you hear of a pitcher hitting a home-run? Not very often. Backe your arm and your bat have won you this weeks honors.

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All-Star Game Voting

Here we go again. Yes, it is that time of the year where we start the voting for this years Major League All-Star Game which will be held in beautiful New York City. One small problem though. The game is still about 2 MONTHS away! Everyone can start their 25 vote limit now, but come May 13 you will have already finished a week ago. Continue reading

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Monday Treat- Aaron Rowand

Rowand I know that I am still not speaking to you ever since you ditched Chicago and Philly to go to the Giants, but I can not ignore that you are still my favorite center fielder. I have always been in love with your all out style of play, whether it be running into walls or driving your motorcycle off of cliffs. You were an instrumental part of the 2005 World Champion White Sox. With that devilish appearance you can’t be forgotten. Yes you are a little over excited half (more then half) of the time. Everyone I present the hotness that is Aaron Rowand.

There is more of Rowand coming right up for your viewing pleasue…

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Rounding the Bases

The Forgotten Milestone

Not many people have heard, and quite frankly I have just realized myself, but there is a huge milestone getting ready to be reached by Ken Griffey Jr. The Reds slugger is three homeruns away from launching his 600th homerun. This is one man that can be counted on as being one of the clean players in the past several years, or the steroid era as it has been come to be called. Last year we watched Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds reach milestones with constant interruptions with every at bat, but why is it that this is different. Is it just because that Griffey is not under the steroid cloud and there should be no questions about how he achieved his 600 homeruns. If it had not been for the injuries during his career what milestone would he be reaching for or would it be that Ken Griffey Jr. would be receiving the media attention that he deserves.

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