Sunday, September 25, 2011


That was an all-around suckin' Saturday!
The Angels beat the A's 4-2.
The Orioles beat the Tigers 6-5, ending Verlander's winning streak at 12 straight.
The Yankees CRUSHED the Red Sox 9-1...and the Rays beat the Blue Jays 6-2 - moving Tampa Bay within 1 1/2 games of Boston.
New York clinched homefield advantage throughout the AL playoffs after Detroit lost to Baltimore.

On Saturday the Yankees celebrated the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris' 61 home runs in 1961.
Derek Jeter presents Roger Maris' bat to his sons (from left, Roger Jr., Kevin, Randy and Richard)...

The HBWHOF is heading over to The Copa, today, to witness a pitching duel for the ages: Detroit's Brad Penny (10-11 with a 5.31 ERA) vs Baltimore's Brian Matusz (1-8 with an ERA of 10.68) That sweet 10.68 ERA is THE WORST IN HISTORY BY ANY STARTER WITH 10 OR MORE STARTS!
The major league record is currently held by Edgar González, who went 0-9 with a 9.32 ERA with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004. González, now, pitches for the Colorado Rockies.

I went to see MONEYBALL last night. Great movie.
The storyline stayed pretty true to the book. Brad Pitt did a great job portraying Oakland A's GM Billy Beane. I really enjoyed it.
On the drive home, my wife made the astute observation that
"Brad Pitt is the Paul Newman of our generation."

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