Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

Some thoughts today as I await the start of afternoon baseball as the Detroit Tigers host the Boston Red Sox in the 1st of a 4 game series in the Motor City.

Thanks to the Phillies Roy Halladay for striking out 6 Reds yesterday, making my FOX Baseball Hot Streak  at 1...hey, it's a new start, and today I'm taking the Blue Jays Jose Bautista, who needs to get 1 hit for me.

Speaking of the Phillies, what a remarkable end to last nights win over the Reds.

The 19 inning marathon was given special memory status for Phillies fans as second baseman Wilson Valdez came on to retire the heart of the Reds order in the top of the 19th.

He stated that he hadn't pitched since playing a backyard game in his native Dominican Republic in 2002.

What a terrible injury to the San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey in last nights loss to the Florida Marlins.

Poesy has a broken ankle, and according to ESPN's Linda Cohn's message on twitter the Giants are awaiting MRI results that could show torn knee ligaments.

Here's hoping the damage to Posey is minimal, and that he recovers completely.

Speaking of the Giants, here's a great fan web site, 22 for everything you Giants fans need.

The St.Louis Cardinals have the two top hitters in the National League in Lance Berkman, batting .350, and Matt Holliday, who's hitting .349.

After splitting time with the Astros and Yankees last year, Berkman is having one of the best years he's had since 2008 when Berkman hit .312 with 29 home runs and 106 RBIs.

If you like to read about the business of baseball, her's a fantastic web site, The Biz of 

Check out the article on baseball's attendance, and how baseball fans continue to go to the ball parks for big league fun and excitement.

As we head into Memorial Day Weekend tomorrow,  there are currently no big league clubs running away with any of the divisions, and that's great for baseball fans.

Every club's fans can enjoy the start of summer knowing their favorite team is still capable of doing something good and contending for post season play.

Enjoy today's ball games.

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