Back in the lineup a day early, your poor man’s John McGraw had him in the minors of the CSO in my Fantasy League and missed his production. Nevertheless, my offense exploded for three homers and, in spite of lousy pitching, I popped out of the cellar. No plans for a block party just yet.
That A- Rod is putting up Barry-like numbers and seems to be doing it clean [but who really knows these days] is, given that he’s sans fan support, *the* baseball story of the year. Surely it will be overshadowed by Barry’s eclipse of the Hammer, but I’m holding out hope that he’ll be indicted, arrested, and suspended [the Triple Crown] before that happens.
Under the category of “Ifs and Buts:” Willie playing in stadiums other than the cavernous Polo Grounds and the Stick would have meant that Barry Bighead would be chasing the home run record in mid 2009.