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Upcoming Entries

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.

Top 5 Favorite Players-2011 Update # 1

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.

HEATH BELL
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.)

DEREK JETER
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.)

TIM LINCECUM
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.)

ALBERT PUJOLS
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.)

MARIANO RIVERA
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.)

3/31/11-Opening Day-Curse of 42

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I thought this day would never come. Baseball is finally back!!!!

I realize that there has been Spring Training games going on for the past month and a half, but as I stated in a previous entry, it’s not my thing.

As I was sitting on the couch today watching the first game of the season(Yankees Vs. Tigers), I couldn’t help but think of the number 42. Why? Well, I don’t know if you have noticed, but it involves Mariano Rivera more than just his number. Not only is he number 42, but he currently need 42 saves to pass Trevor Hoffman. He turns 42 this year. And the temperature at the start of today’s game was…..you guessed it; 42 degrees.

It is unreal how many times the number 42 is coming up. Coincidence? You tell me…….

OTHER 42’s- NOT YANKEE RELATED

  • Today the game time temperature in Cincinnati was 42 degrees.

  • The Brewers’ first two batters hit home runs to start off the season for the first time in 42 years.

-UPDATE-

I also just realized that I published this entry at 9:”42″. I SWEAR I didn’t do that on purpose. Something is going on with number 42.

-UPDATE # 2-

I just found out that Mariano has 42 career postseason saves.

The Waiting Begins…….

Remember 5 days ago when I blogged that I was going to send out a few items this week, in hopes to have them sent back signed? Well, just in case you have a bad memory, or didn’t read it at all, CLICK HERE. (Or just scroll down.)

Anyway, I sent out two cards so far. A Mark McGwire and a Mariano Rivera. I know that Mark McGwire did steroids, and that Mariano Rivera is extremely popular. But according to sportscollectors.net, they are both signing a good deal of autographs through the mail. So I decided to give them both a shot.

I’ll post pictures of the autographs when/if, I get them back, in a later entry…….

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