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This isn’t an entry about baseball news, or baseball stats. It’s just an entry telling some of the things I’m going to be blogging about soon, so you know what’s coming up. Just in case you care.
First of all, do you remeber a LONG while back when I sent a card to Mariano Rivera to get signed? Well….I still haven’t recieved the card back, and because it’s over a week into the REGULAR season, I’ve given up on recieving it back. Good thing I didn’t send something valuable.
Anyway, now on to the upcoming entries.
1) Every Saturday, for the rest of the season, I’m going to blog about the stats of my 5 favorite players. Just like this one. So I hope you enjoy them, because there will be a lot of them written.
2) I recieved another email today from Heath Bell’s assistant saying that “Heath has been really busy lately, but is planning on answering my questions asap.” When Heath get’s his 100th save(he’s currently at 93) I’m going to write a BIG blog entry about him, and include the Q and A. So fingers crossed that it all works out.
3) Other than the two above “sure” things, I don’t know what else I’m going to blog about. I might go to a few games at my home teams Triple-A team. But I’m not sure. I’m definitely going to be going to some Major League games this summer. Three games are already confirmed. (Yankees Vs. Reds, June 21st—Rays Vs. A’s, August 5 and 6) I might go to a few more, but not confirmed yet.
Attendance Predictions–And Reasons Why
YANKEES VS. REDS–I’m predicting a sellout crowd for this one. First of all, it’s the Yankees. Secondly, the Yankees haven’t played the Reds in Cincinnati since June of 2003. So yeah, that should be a load of fun fighting the crowds.
RAYS VS. A’S–I’m predicting no more than 10,000 fans to show up. First of all, the Rays are currently 0-5. If they don’t get their act together they’ll be lucky to have 1,000 fans show up for their games. Even if they start to win I still predict a small crowd. It seems like the Rays never have large crowds.
I realize that only a few games have been played of this 2011 baseball season. But the games that have been played have been exciting. Every few games, I’m going to take a look at the stats of my top 5 favorite players(see the list to the right side). This is progress update number one.
He has only pitched in one game, but that one game pitched led him to his first save of the season. This leaves him 8 saves away from 100 lifetime saves. He’s someone to keep an eye on. (The Padres are currently 2-1.)
Having only achieved 2 hits in the 3 game series versus the Tigers, his current batting average in .200. But I have confidence that Jeter will turn this slow start around. The two hits he achieved(both being singles) puts his official hit count up to 2,928. Only 72 away from 3,000. A milestone that is well within reach for this season. (The Yankees are currently 2-1.)
Having also just pitched one game, versus the Dodgers. Tim looks to be off to a strong start. He lasted 7 innings with no ERA. (1 unearned run.) He did however get the loss. With the Giants winning the World Series last season, and with two Cy Young awards under his belt. I expect Lincecum to continue the elite pitching. (The Giants are currently 1-3.)
I don’t think anyone saw Pujols going 2 for 13, to start off the season. Although one of those two hits was a homerun,(putting him at 409 for his career). Pujols is not connecting with the ball all that well. I still believe that Pujols will quickly improve his game. Anything above the .154 average that he currently holds, is an improvement. (The Cardinals are currently 1-2.)
Although he is considered to be ancient, in baseball years, at age 41. Rivera is showing no signs of losing his killer cutter, and thus pitching ability. Rivera is 2 for 2, in save opportunities and saves achieved. This leaves him 41 saves away from passing Trevor Hoffman, on the all time saves list. Rivera’s current number of 561, is an amazing accomplishment, that not many closer achieve.
OTHER GENERAL BASBALL NEWS
Boston goes 0-3 against the Rangers.
Mark Teixeira hits a home run in his first three games.
White Sox ground into triple play for first time since 1978.
Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz become first teamates ever to hit a home run in each of the first three games.
From now until the occuring date, I will have a tab to the right side with an updated road to milestones. (Derek Jeter’s 3,000 hit, and Mariano Rivera’s 602 save.)
Sometime this week I’m going to be emailing Heath Bell (technically his assistant) a few questions that I have for him. I already sent an email once, asking if it was okay to send some questions for Heath to answer. The response was from Heath’s assistant, Mike, who assured me that if I sent along some questions, Heath Bell would answer them when he could.
I already have my set of questions ready to go. But before I send them along, I was wondering if anyone reading this had any questions for the Padre’s closer. Just leave a comment with your question(s) in the next couple of days, and I might send it along with mine for Heath to answer.
Check back next week for the answers. (I’m hoping next week, but it may take longer or shorter, depending on Heath’s schedule.)