Baseball Jeremiad


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So, what do you think this song is really about?


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The Happy Recap; or, The Vultures Go Hungry

I turned on the Mets game in either the twelfth or thirteenth inning and watched until its conclusion in the twentieth; it was so long ago I cannot recall.

I also have a hard time recalling a game with so many emotional ups and downs.

The Mets Blog has a recap of the game, so I won’t go into details.

However, the game has prompted me to draw a conclusion for which I will be publically castigated — most especially by my co-blogger-in-chief: Tim McCarver ain’t that bad.  In fact, all things considered, he’s pretty darn good considering the audience towards which FOX is programming.  More on this tomorrow…

Meanwhile, the Mets christened Shea Stadium as they buried it on this date in 1964, losing to the Pirates.

Stats of note from the game:

  • Stargell and Clemente went a combined 7 for 10;
  • Bob Friend went the distance for the win;
  • In the beginning of his third season in the big-leagues (but first full season), a 19-year old Ed Kranepool pinch-hit and failed to reach base.

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A Bit of History

One of my classmates recently asked me about Pete Rose — The 1973 National League Championship Series sprang to mind.  And wouldn’t you know it, YouTube provides the clip.

And then I mentioned this too:


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Baseball Musings

  • Adam Dunn could become only second player ever to have higher number of strikeouts than BA (currently 157 K and .163). First was M Reynolds. 7 years ago
  • At least the New York Times remembers the Expos... 8 years ago
  • MLB Network on Sabathia: "CC is one of the few pitchers in the league who is his own batting eye." 8 years ago
  • Sabathia vs. Halladay tonight: noted hitting hurler Sabathia is hitting .500 against Cy Young winners (okay, he's 1 for 2 against Johan) 8 years ago
  • RT @jaysonst: Now that Stephen Strasburg has pulled into town, the most important era in Nationals history has officially begun. http:// ... 8 years ago

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