Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Did You See That?

Hello old friend. As I sit down to type this I feel like I know you Hardballers like family. I mean, come on, we have been together now for what, two weeks?

If you are reading this article I am imagining that you must have read my first one. It may be a bit self serving and based in total illusion, but hey, it's my head and only the voices in it have a say against it.

Last week we talked about what happened over the Independence Day weekend while you were out with your friends. That, my friend, is just the kind of guy I am.

But it inspired me to bring the same thing to you each week. So, every Tuesday, right here on More Hardball, I will be happy to bring you a quick run down of the things that happened while you were too busy doing other things.

So let me bring you two stories this week, one of them is very self serving, I hope you will forgive me. We will start with that one:

BaseballDigest.com Launches Affiliate Site
For those of you that do not realize, I am the Assignment Editor for BaseballDigest.com. The online entity of the longest running baseball only magazine in the nation, they recently allowed me to open my own site dedicated to covering the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals. By the time you read these words, the site will be live and functioning at I-70 Baseball and I invite you to drop in and give it a read.

Johnny Damon Takes A Step Towards History
I think it was the least covered story around baseball this week. In the midst of walk off wins, huge comebacks and dominant pitching performances, one of the games truly consistent players took a step towards keeping himself in the record books for a very long time to come. Damon would talk with reporters before the Tigers' game on July 7th and discuss wasted opportunities in his youth. How many games he would miss, at bats that he would not follow through with, or swings that he would rather have taken back. But it was on this day that he would bust out of a slump that had him mired over the previous week. The weight of the situation would finally lift from his shoulders and a single up the middle would become his 2,500th hit of his career. Later that night, with the weight of the situation completely off his shoulders, he would hit a long home run down the right field line with a runner on second base to win the game for the Tigers in walk-off fashion. His 2,501st hit of his career was a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the eleventh inning. But on that July night, Johnny took a step towards history.

Bill Ivie, Jr. loves to talk baseball with fans, friends, and readers and can be found on Twitter doing just that @poisonwilliam
You can find his work on BaseballDigest.com, i70baseball.com and every Tuesday right here on More Hardball.


GM-Carson said...

Bill- I'm glad you touched on Damon. I've thoroughly enjoyed following his career and believe him to be a future Hall-of-Famer.

oakleyses said...

burberry outlet online, coach outlet store online, michael kors outlet, nike air max, jordan shoes, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, christian louboutin shoes, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, longchamp handbags, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren, nike free, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors handbags, nike outlet, red bottom shoes, prada handbags, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, coach outlet, christian louboutin, true religion outlet, louis vuitton, tiffany jewelry, gucci handbags, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren outlet, coach purses, christian louboutin outlet, michael kors outlet store, chanel handbags, ray ban outlet, longchamp outlet online, burberry outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, tory burch outlet online, louis vuitton handbags, kate spade outlet online, kate spade outlet, tiffany and co jewelry, coach outlet, oakley vault, true religion, longchamp outlet

oakleyses said...

sac louis vuitton, michael kors uk, air jordan, nike air max, mulberry, michael kors canada, nike roshe run, louis vuitton, ralph lauren, guess pas cher, true religion outlet, oakley pas cher, nike free, chaussure louboutin, sac michael kors, nike air force, converse pas cher, longchamp, tn pas cher, scarpe hogan, ray ban pas cher, nike roshe, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, nike air max, north face, sac vanessa bruno, hermes pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, lacoste pas cher, true religion jeans, ray ban uk, louis vuitton uk, north face pas cher, hollister, lululemon, air max pas cher, louis vuitton pas cher, burberry pas cher, new balance pas cher, barbour, timberland, vans pas cher, nike free pas cher, air max, longchamp pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher

oakleyses said...

nike roshe, asics shoes, celine handbags, ugg outlet, canada goose outlet, birkin bag, marc jacobs outlet, bottega veneta, ugg boots, mcm handbags, uggs outlet, nfl jerseys, mont blanc pens, instyler ionic styler, north face jackets, replica watches, abercrombie and fitch, ugg soldes, ugg boots clearance, beats headphones, babyliss, p90x workout, wedding dresses, reebok shoes, uggs on sale, ferragamo shoes, giuseppe zanotti, nike huarache, valentino shoes, ghd, jimmy choo shoes, ugg, lululemon outlet, chi flat iron, north face jackets, herve leger, hollister, insanity workout, soccer shoes, canada goose, canada goose outlet, uggs outlet, vans outlet, longchamp, soccer jerseys, new balance outlet, nike trainers, canada goose outlet, mac cosmetics

oakleyses said...

juicy couture outlet, montre femme, thomas sabo uk, louis vuitton canada, air max, moncler, moncler, iphone 6 case, canada goose, parajumpers outlet, juicy couture outlet, converse, uggs canada, swarovski uk, timberland shoes, replica watches, nike air max, moncler, converse shoes, gucci, ray ban, hollister, ralph lauren, pandora jewelry, vans, swarovski jewelry, lancel, canada goose pas cher, toms outlet, oakley, canada goose, moncler, moncler outlet, supra shoes, moncler outlet, karen millen, pandora uk, hollister canada, canada goose, moncler, wedding dress, coach outlet, baseball bats, links of london uk, hollister clothing, louboutin, pandora charms, ugg