Saturday, September 29, 2007

As the baseball season winds down, I'd like to share some of my baseball thoughts.

* The MLB leader for strikeouts this year is Scott Kazmir, with 235. If anyone has designs on breaking Nolan Ryan's career record, they would have to get to the majors young, then for the next 21 years average 275 strikeouts.

* The NL lead for stolen bases will be around 80, the AL lead about 50. To catch Rickey Henderson, someone would have to steal 70 bases a year for 20 years. Raise your hand if you think Jose Reyes can repeat this year's 80 for another 16 years (Mike, you can put your hand down now...)

* The Yankees and Padres go to the playoffs with two future hall of famers in the closer role. Hoffman has 523 career save, Rivera 443. The next closest active player is Billy Wagner, almost 100 saves behind Rivera.

* The Yankees, for all their early woes, are playing nothing short of dominant baseball since Memorial Day. They have won 44 games by 5 runs or more, the most ever such wins in a single season in major league history. Since the All-star break they are 50-23, which over the course of a full season would be a record of 110-52.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Today's Haiku:

Living in DC.
Giants beat 'Skins at FedEx.
Makes for sweet Monday!