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A's, Billy Burns
If you haven’t been watching the show that rookie center fielder Billy Burns has been putting on in Oakland then you are REALLY missing out! Chances are you haven’t been watching Burns, given the Athletics’ current record. Plus, the fact that just about everyone in baseball is counting them out and are expecting GM Billy Beane to start a fire sale pretty much, well, yesterday. The thing is I don’t think Beane will have a fire sale and it is because of players like Burns. Going into Tuesday night’s game the 25-year-old switch-hitter was on a 12-game hitting streak. Five of […]

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Just when you thought the reigning American League MVP couldn’t get any better he does. He just does something even more incredible than before. That’s what happened Friday night when the Los Angeles Angels took on the Houston Astros. Mike Trout became the youngest player to accumulate both 100 stolen bases and 100 home runs. He surpassed the previous record holder, Alex Rodriguez, but there wil never be questions surrounding Trout’s accomplishments. Even though A-Rod says he never took steroids while on the Seattle Mariners (to his credit he looked like a skinny kid back then) all his lies have made him […]

Mike Trout continues breaking records, surpasses A-Rod

I know it’s a couple minutes after midnight on the East Coast (but out West it’s still December 25, 2014!) and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas/Hanukkah or as in my case Winter Solistice (a couple days late!)! Happy Holidays!  Today is another kinda of “holiday” and if you have ever seen him play (esp. live), you’d know why this day can be considered a different kind of holiday. On Christmas day in 1958 the greatest base stealer to ever play the game of baseball was born. This Christmas marks his 56th bithday, which I think deserves at […]

Happy Birthday Rickey Henderson!