It's been some time since I last made a Baseball Bulletin post...it seemed as if every time I started to write any blog post my bad health rared up and stopped me from finishing, so, I'm hoping this one gets finished.
Last night may have been Justin Verlander's last start in a Detroit Tigers uniform, and maybe that's why I'm posting today...I can't wrap my head around Verlander pitching for any other team than my Tigers.
For 12 years Verlander has been there for us to enjoy, winning 178 games, striking out 2,317 batters, tossing 2 no-hitters, winning the 2011 Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player Award, while leading our boys from Motown to 2 American League pennants, in 2006 and in 2012.
If last night was his final start wearing the Olde English D, I wish JV the best, and will continue to follow him wherever he goes.
At times I write about baseball cards here on the blog, so why not add my favorite JV card...
...his 2012 Topps Series 2 Short Print... JV's holding two baseball's, one for each of his 2 No-Hitters.
Here are a few other things going on across the baseball world that I've come across...
➽ Speaking of my guy Justin Verlander, Marlowe Alter of the Detroit Free Press has the 20 Best Detroit Athletes right now.
➽ My favorite new player in baseball is... Johnny Field, a outfielder in the Tampa Bay Rays organization... how can you NOT like a ballplayer named Johnny FIELD!
I'm now in need of a Johnny Field baseball card...absolutely!
➽ Michael Clair had a great piece over at Cut 4 on old bullpen cars.
➽ T.M. Detwier of The Washington Post asks you how many of the 30 big league ballparks you've been too.
➽ Ben Linderg at The Ringer on how the baseballs are juiced this season.
➽ I love watching 12:25 With Alexa. a terrific 35 minute show from mlb.com that I watch LIVE on my Facebook page Monday thru Friday at 12:25 pm.
Oh, and why not, if last night was Justin Verlander's last start as a Tigers pitcher, here's a picture that I love, of Justin and his finance Kate Upton.
Well, that'll do it for now...until next time...PLAY BALL!