A reader’s handy tip today uncovered this exciting development:
The fine folks over at BASEBALL-REFERENCE.COM have undertaken the mammoth task of attempting to document every home run hit in Major League history. By their count, Gary Sheffield’s second-inning grand slam off of Oakland starter Gio Gonzalez on Monday night was the 250,000th in Major League history (dating to 1876). But is it really #250K? And does it even matter?
B-R’s website dedicated to the pursuit provides the following disclaimer:
Ladies: Do you like horses? Ice cream? Things that smell nice? Of course you do. Fellas: Care for a self-destructive day of binge-drinking? Mid-shelf stuff. My treat. There you go. See, we’re all going to get along great.
I’m Richard McPlenty, your Sunday captain. Brooks has tapped me to run this show (many thanks to the good man). If cameras were rolling, we could make an instructional video that gets results. Alas, let’s stick to the simple things. I’ll throw this baseball, on two hops, into your trash can at home plate. And whenever you can tear yourself away from all the Pro Bowl prop bets you’re mulling over, send me some sugar at firstname.lastname@example.org I only have one rule: You will capitalize Super, and you will capitalize Star. If we all pull together, we will win back-to-back-to-back AAU blogging championships.