The Braves are racing to avoid the Cardinals, the Devil Rays are racing towards their best season ever, and the Blue Jays are racing towards the future.
It’s a bad day for infielders on contending teams, as Scott Rolen, Khalil Greene and Bill Mueller all deal with health problems.
As we wait for Barry Bonds to go where just two men have gone before, Joe Sheehan gets inside the numbers of another ridiculously great season.
David Wright exceeded expectations, while James Loney was a disappointment. All the hitters in our Top 50 Prospects list are put under the microscope in today’s Lies, Damned Lies.
Since it’s the Yankees, let’s play six degrees of Casey Stengel. First test: Casey Stengel to “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson. Casey Stengel went to high school with William Powell. William Powell co-starred with Clark Gable in “Manhattan Melodrama,” 1934. Gable headlined “Gone with the Wind” with Vivien Leigh. Leigh was married to Sir Laurence Olivier, who was in “War Requiem” with Sean Bean. Bean was “Boromir” in Jackson’s trilogy.