Mr. Jack Cust, Your New Strikeout King of the AL!

There’s not a whole lot to cheer about up in McAfee Coliseum this year. In fact, one of the only things to excite the fans is the knowledge that in a few years they’ll be watching baseball being played in an actual baseball stadium. So there’s not a whole lot of reasons for the fans to show up during this final excruciating week of baseball. At least, there wasn’t until Jack Cust provided it.

Jack Cust, strikeout king

With a pair of strikeouts in last night’s win over the Mariners, Cust claimed the title of the most strikeout-happiest hitter in the American League. His 187 Ks this season - he’s playing another game right now but has not yet struck out - leaves him alone at numero uno for the DH League.

And to give the fans a reason to come out to the ballpark until the final game of the year, Cust left just enough strikeouts (12) before he can claim the all-time record as his own. Read more…

Mets, Brewers Trying To Out-Collapse Each Other

It’s just about time for you to remove all the sharp objects from the vicinity of any Mets or Brewers fans you may be friendly with. Seems both teams are following up ridiculous meltdowns last September with encore performances in 2008. The Mets, at least, have decided to get passed by the Phillies with a week and a half left in the season instead of waiting until the final Sunday.

Mets and Brewers

Meanwhile, the Brewers and CC Sabathia lost to the Cubs, one day after their “no, we’re not panicking at all, what would give you that idea?” dumping of manager Ned Yost. Seriously, how much did everyone over there have to hate that guy for them to axe him with 12 games left?

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