Greg Dobbs hits a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th, Cody Ransom follows it up with a 2-run game-tying shot, and Ryan Howard walks it off with another 2-run bomb in the 10th. All called by the one and only Scott Franzke.
Yes, chicks dig the long ball. But you know what else I dig? No-hitters, especially perfect games. On Mother’s Day, May 9, 2010, Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics pitched just the 19th perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball. With his grandmother in attendance, who raised him since his mother passed away from cancer during his senior year of high school, Braden extended his 15 minutes of fame against the Tampa Bay Rays. Continue reading
As you all know, the manager of one of the Phillies’ bitter rivals, the Atlanta Braves’ Bobby Cox, is retiring after the 2010 season. What you all probably didn’t know, however, was that Tuesday night Bobby Cox was honored for his 50 years in baseball at a ceremony on Capitol Hill hosted by U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (GA) and Jay Rockefeller (WV). Now I know you’re all wondering, “Why am I supposed to care?” Well, I’ll show you why. Continue reading
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that for the last couple of weeks I have been stalking Chase Utley closing in on the 1,000 hit mark of his career. Well, after struggling at the plate for the duration of the 9-game road trip, he finally attained the milestone Wednesday in San Francisco in the last game of the Phillies’ west coast swing. In his 912th game and 3,388th career at-bat, Utley chalked up his 1,000th career hit on a single to right field on the first pitch he saw from Giants closer Brian Wilson with 2 outs in the top of the ninth inning.
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Baseball was the first sport I ever had an interest in. If you know anything about me, you know I’ll watch just about anything that has to do with sports. Well, with the exception of golf. I’d rather watch grass grow, quite frankly. But this isn’t about the other sports I enjoy – it’s about what, moreover who, inclined me to form a love for the sport of baseball. Continue reading