Last weekend, I recommended that you all watch the A’s and Rays series because it was a match up of two solid young and hungry teams.
And if you took my advice, you would have seen Dallas Braden’s perfect game!
Well let me make another weekend viewing suggestion:
Did you know the Reds are only 1/2 a game out of first place? Probably not. I didn’t until this morning. A Reds victory tonight and Cincinnati will be in first place by themselves in mid May.
Now granted, they beat up Pittsburgh and the Pirates are no Cardinals.
But they are at home and maybe a little momentum could push them into first.
Cincinnati should be a baseball haven. It should be mentioned in the same breath as New York, Boston and St. Louis as baseball first fan bases.
The 2000s were rough for Cincy and my pennant prediction was premature…
But this could be a baseball revival in the birthplace of professional baseball.
If you are in Cincinnati, show up.
Just hope Aaron Harang shows up as well.
Some big names in baseball have called May 14th their birthday.
Hall of Famer Ed Walsh was born May 14, 1881.
Another Hall of Famer, Earle Combs (the Kentucky Colonel) was born on May 14, 1899.
Tony Perez, yet another Hall of Famer was born on May 14, 1942 in Cuba.
Dick Howser, the only man to ever manage the Royals to a World Series title, was born on May 14, 1936.
Dennis Martinez, El Presidente, was born on May 14, 1955.
Pat Borders, MVP of the 1992 World Series, was born on May 14, 1963.
Phillies Ace Roy Halladay, who is gunning for Cy Young #2 this year, was born on May 14, 1977.
And possibly the worst first baseman in the history of The Menlo School was born on May 14, 1972 in Willimantic Connecticut.
I’m glad to share a birthday with such good company.
This was a bad night for Cleveland fans…
Leave them alone, Celtic fans.
Knick fans, he hasn’t signed with you yet. Keep a lid on it.
Last year I suggested Cleveland fans just take a break from sports for the rest of the year.
I think they should again