On my birthday, I looked at how different 2018 is shaping up compared to 2017. Last year a handful of NL teams contended while the AL was wide open. This year, it is the National League that looks like a free for all while the American League is top heavy.
Plus I gave my thoughts on legalized sports gambling, which weren’t many thoughts.
Blowing out candles in this episode of Sully Baseball.
While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.
From my seat in the upper deck at Turner Field, I got to see The Big Cat at the plate. Beloved in Montreal and Colorado, he had some terrific years (and post season heroics) with the Atlanta Braves.
A Hall of Famer? No. A terrific and respected player who had a great career? You bet.
When my dad and I were in Wrigley Field for a game in 1991, we saw slugger Dale Murphy play for the Phillies.
Poor guy. He was the star of so many awful Braves teams in the 1980’s. They dealt him to the Phillies in 1990 and the next year, the Braves went on a post season rampage.
He was there for all the bad times and not the good times.