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Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion had hit 47 home runs at the Rogers Centre before Tuesday, but he never hit any quite like this one.
With the Jays leading the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Encarnacion hit an absolute moonshot off of Jon Lester that landed in the fifth deck in left field. He's only the 14th player ever to hit one into the 500 level at Rogers...Read more »
475: Feet traveled by Anthony Rizzo’s home run hit Thursday at Wrigley Field, a shot ESPN measured to be the longest of the season so far.
50: Season-ticket holders who reportedly heard Padres president Tom Garfinkel describe Zack Greinke as “Rain Man” and say he hit Carlos Quentin on purpose. “We’re in the trust tree here,” Garfinkel said. Good “Old School” reference, Tom. Bad comment.
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When the first strains of "Sweet Caroline" began to build during the third inning Tuesday night, the scattered crowd at Yankee Stadium seemed a bit disoriented at first. Many were probably unaware that team executives, as part of that evening's tribute to the mourning city of Boston, had decided to play the Fenway Park eighth-inning singalong anthem.
For those of us that have heard...Read more »
793: Consecutive sellouts for the Red Sox, a record the team expects will end after Monday’s Fenway opener pushes it to 794. “We’re proud of it, but we move on,” team president Larry Lucchino said. Surprised the Sox didn’t try to pin this one on Bobby V., too.
42: Players, including Alex Ramirez on Saturday, who have reached the 2,000-hit milestone in Japan, which is considered a similar honor...Read more »
Still 160 games to go, so the Yankee faithful likely have not lost their religion just yet. But there couldn’t have been the announced 40,216 fans (that’s a ticket-sold figure) in the seats at the start of Tuesday night’s 7-4 loss to Boston, any more than it was 92 degrees for the first pitch.
The 92 degrees was a little joke, announced to the bundled crowd of reporters in the open press box,...Read more »