Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.
With three titles in five years you would think that Giants fans don’t have anything to complain about. But have you compared the menu at AT&T Park or at O.Co with the stuff people in the Midwest can stuff in their faces?
An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk that late, and OK with giving him a hefty bonus, and now five years later it looks as though it’s all going to pay off.
Mike Zunino’s first full season with the Mariners was an intriguing one, as the young catcher showed off some of the skills that prompted Seattle to take him third overall in the 2012 draft. But he also showed a lot of his inexperience and a continued lack of plate discipline over the course of 131 games.
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I grew up idolizing Lon Simmons and called the play-by-play every chance I got. Be it a football game, a whiffle ball game, even my All-Star baseball board game. The venue never mattered much to me, as long as I had the chance to be Lon Simmons.
Madison Bumgarner pitched seven strong innings and the San Francisco Giants opened defense of their third World Series title in five years with a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Sonny Gray carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before Ryan Rua broke it up with a leadoff single, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their record 10-game losing on opening day by beating the Texas Rangers 8-0 Monday night.
Joy filled the air at America’s ballparks and it even permeated its way into the social media universe as well.