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|Jun-17-12|| ||Phony Benoni: The record for most hits allowed in a game is 29, by Eddie Rommel. And: (a) He wasn't the starting pitcher; (b) He won the game!|
The story is that the A's were the middle of a homestand, but traveled to Cleveland for this one make-up game. They had played doubleheaders each of the previous three days, so their staff was a bit short anyway. With that in mind, and to save a bit of money, Connie Mack took only two pitchers with the team.
Starter Lew Krause was so ineffective that Mack yanked him after one inning, so Rommel (who had pitched five innings over the previous two days) had to finish the game, no matter what.
Rommel didn't pitch again for six weeks, and his career (which, admittedly, was already winding down) was effectively ended by this effort. It was too much even for a knuckleballer.
|Jun-17-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Why take Rommel out? He had three hits!|
|Jun-17-12|| ||WannaBe: Too busy fighting Monntgomery??|
|Jun-17-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Maybe they were tanking.|
|Jun-17-12|| ||CharlyNY: Oh, that was a funny read :D|
|Jun-18-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Every day, the Elias Sports Bureau comes up with something unique:|
<There were two MLB games that ended after 15 innings on Sunday (Milwaukee vs. Minnesota and St. Louis vs. Kansas City) and there were two games that went at least 14 innings on Saturday. This marks the first time in major-league history that there were multiple games that lasted at least 14 innings on consecutive days.>
|Jun-18-12|| ||WannaBe: More useless no-hitter/perfect-0 information:
<jim bartle> will enjoy #1 under the <Bonus> Section, since he raved about that catch. =))
|Jun-18-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Clemens was acquitted on all charges. I wonder what this means for him and for baseball. I have to think he'll now be a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. Or maybe not.|
|Jun-18-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Don't bet on it. Shoeless Joe Jackson was acquitted too. |
Besides, the charge wasn't steroid use, but lying to Congress. Clemens might be hated, but he's still more popular than Congress.
|Jun-18-12|| ||Shams: R.A. Dickey is putting the finishing touches on another jewel today-- through seven innings, he has a one-hit shutout with 9 Ks. This after his last outing, a nine-inning one-hitter. Dickey's ERA is at 2.04. I find the knuckleball really interesting, and it's a ton of fun to root for him.|
I just had to google something that all of you would have known immediately: no knuckleballer has ever won the Cy Young. I'd love to see Dickey be the first.
|Jun-19-12|| ||WannaBe: A. Hill of Arizona hit for the cycle against Seattle.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||playground player: Hooray! Roger Clemens cleared of charges of lying to Congress!|
Lying to Congress? Since when is that an offense? Oh, I see--only other Congressmen, and members of the executive branch, are allowed to lie to Congress. So Clemens offended Congress as an amateur trying to horn in on the pros. Kind of like Pelosi taking it upon herself to pitch a game at Fenway Park...
|Jun-19-12|| ||Phony Benoni: This R. A. Dickey is beginning to scare me. Over his last six starts, he has over 60 strikeouts and about half-a-dozen walks.|
A knuckleballer with good control must be a sign of the Apocalypse.
|Jun-19-12|| ||YouRang: Pretty funny basketball video:
|Jun-19-12|| ||WannaBe: As Spike Lee & MJ's old commercial used to say: "Gotta be da shoes, Mars"|
|Jun-19-12|| ||WannaBe: I want to thank <Phony Benoni> for sharing his wealth with us. NOT!|
|Jun-19-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Hard to be mad at the guy. After all, he kept the money in the city.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||Shams: Roger Angell on Dickey:
|Jun-20-12|| ||WannaBe: Joel Peralta of Tampa Bay got caught with foreign substance on his pitching glove. And some rookie got a 50 games suspension for testing positive of PED.|
Reminds me of a great one-liner, I can't remember who said it, he was also a pitcher caught with foreign substance.
"That's not foreign substance, Vaseline is made in the USA" (May not be exact quote).
|Jun-20-12|| ||WannaBe: Phillies rookie Galvis got the 50 games suspension, my personal favourite, is still (pitcher I can't remember).|
On national TV, when the umpires came out to confront him, he reached into his back pocket and flung the emory board towards 3rd base. On TV!!
Ah, the good ol' days of cheatin'!
|Jun-20-12|| ||Jim Bartle: The Vaseline comment was by Don Sutton.|
|Jun-20-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Balls flying out of Yankee Stadium today, eight home runs in the 6th inning. NY announcer says, "The outfielders should play leaning against the wall and be ready to run in if there's a shorter fly.'|
|Jun-20-12|| ||playground player: <YouRang> That really *is* a funny basketball video! I just came back from playing hoops today, in the broiling hot gym--I'm glad that guy wasn't on the other team. I get props for being by far the oldest guy on the court--well, at least I'm *really* old! I earned this grey beard!|
<Esteemed Colleagues> Help me reach the 9,000-hit mark, before the month is over, by visiting my blog, http://leeduigon.com
|Jun-20-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Basketball seems to be the one American team sport that pro players love to play, even when they're not being paid. They're always in pickup games, which you don't see in football or baseball. With hockey I'm not sure.|
I like the chatter and the play in that video as well. "White Men Can't Jump" was really good with the on-court chatter as well.
|Jun-21-12|| ||vonKrolock: ... but there's no hint about where to find that Babson photo... <John G. White> in Cleveland would be a sure guess!?|
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