…and gets hustled in softball.
Monthly Archives: June 2011
It isn’t like this anymore. Vin Scully’s call of Manny’s totally sweet, packed-house bomb at Dodger Stadium.
July 22, 2009: On Manny Ramirez Bobblehead Night, Manny hits a pinch-hit grand slam on the first pitch he sees to give the Dodgers a 6-2 lead.
“I was just trying to get a good pitch to hit,” said Ramirez, who arrived at his locker and peeled off his Dodgers shirt and white pants to reveal street clothes.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, “Drive All Night,” from The River (Columbia, 1980). Clarence’s classic solo starts at 3:41. Farewell, Big Man.
Giancarlo Cruz-Michael “Mike” Stanton just played his 162nd career game, exactly a season’s worth (between his rookie year and this year). Totals: .258 38 100, good enough, in the pre-roids era, to tie with Frank Robinson and Wally Berger for most rookie homers ever. Ever! This kid is sweet at baseball.
Orioles 14, White Sox 4. W: Doyle Alexander (5-1), L: Eddie Fisher (5-4), S: Grant Jackson (2)
Red Sox 5, Royals 4 (10 innings). W: Bill Lee (6-3), L: Doug Bird (1-1)
Angels 7, Tigers 4. W: Bill Singer (10-2), L: Joe Coleman (10-4), S: Dave Sells (4)