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10 things you didn’t know this time last week.

It’s Sunday, the sun is shining and it’s the second in a weekly series of 10 things you didn’t know this time last week.

Supposedly, if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite
amount of time, laptops, boxscores and game reports, they’d make this exact post.

We’ll see.

Let’s get to it….

  1. The Florida Marlins are still the team to beat. They are now 10-1 with the best start to a season, along with their franchise record, since the ’03 Giants and Royals. For clarity, there are playing the Nationals again.
  2. Ian Kinsler is the hottest hitter in the Majors. Kinsler was 14/26 (.538) this week, with 7 RBI, 3 walks and 4 steals. That brings his stolen base tally up to…..4.
  3. Zack Greinke would extend his scoreless innings streak to 34. Only 25 more to go Zack to Orel Hershisger’s 59. No chance, son.
  4. Jody Gerut would hit the first ever home run at Citi Field for the Padres. Want to know who hit the first bomb in ever other new ballpark for the past 50 years? Click here.
  5. Jorge Posada would be the first man to circle them all at the new Yankee Stadium. But there is a better Yanks story this week…pavano.com.jpg
  6. Carl Pavano did not exactly get a warm introduction when he returned to The Stadium. Now I know that is not unsurprising in itself. What is kinda sweet though is the closed captioning on the scoreboard for the hard of hearing. For the hard of reading, it says: “Number 44, Carl Pavano. [Crowd boos]”
  7. The Rays would become the first major league team
    to sponsor a baseball academy in Brazil. The team will invest $6.5 million over the next five years in
    the academy, which will promote the game locally and train as many as
    4,000 youngsters at a free after-school program.
  8. Brad Lidge would see his 47-game save streak fall in an emotional night in Philly.
  9. Gary Sheffield would hit his 500th home run – the first Mets to reach the milestone.
  10. And on a sad note once again, that much-loved Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas would die this week, aged 73.

And one thing we did know this time last week: Johan Santana is a beast. The Mets ace did not given up an earned run in his 2 starts this week, striking out 20 and lowering his ERA to 0.46.

There is one other thing I wanted to share with you.

It could have gone in the “10 things” category, but I decided this video was special on its own. It is the Mayor of Cincinatti throwing out the first pitch. Check this out:


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10 things you didn’t know this time last week

It’s Sunday, it’s Easter and it’s the first in a weekly series of 10 things you didn’t know this time last week.

Supposedly, if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite
amount of time, laptops, boxscores and game reports, they’d make this exact post.

We’ll see.

Let’s get to it….

  1. The Florida Marlins will have their best ever start to a season, going 4-0 before running into the Mets’ 5th starter.
  2. Toronto will be the best team in the Majors after Opening week, with Baltimore second in the AL East. The Blue Jays and Os are a combined 9-2; the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays are 7-8.
  3. All three Mets outfielders would have three hits in a game each for the first time since 1987.
  4. Nyjer Morgan would be the hottest hitter in all of fantasy baseball, going 9/23 with a triple, 5 RBI, three steals and a walk.
  5. Jordan Schafer would be the 99th player of all time – and fourth in the Braves franchise – to hit a home run in his first Major League at bat.
  6. The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 2011 All Star Game.
  7. Mets great Tom Seaver will throw out the first pitch to Mike Pizza at Shea Stadium Citi Field on Monday.
  8. Brewers’ catcher Mike Rivera would actually get to start a game.
  9. The Mets would not blow a save during the opening week.
  10. A fantastic future and bright career would be cut tragically short with the death of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.

And one thing we did know this time last week: That the Nationals would be 0-5 and on track to lose 162 games.

If the Nationals rode bicycles, skateboarded, played football, threw frisbees or tried to run track, I’m sure it would look something like this:

http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=150599&fullscreen=1

And for those of you who missed any of my game reports, you can check them out below.

Game 1: Mets @ Reds

Game 2: Mets @ Reds
Game 3: Mets @ Reds
Game 4: Mets @ Marlins

Game 5: Mets @ Marlins
Game 6: Mets @ Marlins

10 things you didn’t know this time last week

It’s Sunday, it’s Easter and it’s the first in a weekly series of 10 things you didn’t know this time last week.

Supposedly, if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite
amount of time, laptops, boxscores and game reports, they’d make this exact post.

We’ll see.

Let’s get to it….

  1. The Florida Marlins will have their best ever start to a season, going 4-0 before running into the Mets’ 5th starter.
  2. Toronto will be the best team in the Majors after Opening week, with Baltimore second in the AL East. The Blue Jays and Os are a combined 9-2; the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays are 7-8.
  3. All three Mets outfielders would have three hits in a game each for the first time since 1987.
  4. Nyjer Morgan would be the hottest hitter in all of fantasy baseball, going 9/23 with a triple, 5 RBI, three steals and a walk.
  5. Jordan Schafer would be the 99th player of all time – and fourth in the Braves franchise – to hit a home run in his first Major League at bat.
  6. The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 2011 All Star Game.
  7. Mets great Tom Seaver will throw out the first pitch to Mike Pizza at Shea Stadium Citi Field on Monday.
  8. Brewers’ catcher Mike Rivera would actually get to start a game.
  9. The Mets would not blow a save during the opening week.
  10. A fantastic future and bright career would be cut tragically short with the death of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.

And one thing we did know this time last week: That the Nationals would be 0-5 and on track to lose 162 games.

If the Nationals rode bicycles, skateboarded, played football, threw frisbees or tried to run track, I’m sure it would look something like this:

http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=150599&fullscreen=1