Posada and Pine Tar

Interesting quote at the bottom of this article about Jorge Posada's retirement: "Swinging with pine tar on his hands, and without batting gloves, he was a five-time All-Star, caught David Wells' perfect game in 1998, and played in 125 games in October. He is a borderline Hall of Fame candidate, but his legacy as a Yankee probably means more to hi…

Can Ichiro Get to 200 Hits?

Ok, this graph took longer than I expected to pull together. So I hope everyone appreciates it. The question is whether Ichiro has ANY chance at getting to 200 hits. By my count, as of Sunday 8/14, he has 133 hits thru 119 Mariner games, an average of about 1.12 hits per game. That pace gets him to about 181 hits total. So, my math says he…

Griffey Retires….Now I’m Officially Old

In 1988, Ken Griffey Jr and I had similar career goals.  We both wanted to play Major League Baseball. Now, while I was busy fighting for playing time at Interlake High School, Griffey was an 18 year old in San Bernadino and Vermont, already in the Mariners farm system.  But still, at that point in time, there was still technically a "cha…

Farewell Ernie Harwell

I was going to put some notes together on the passing of Detroit Tigers Broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell.  However, before I had a chance, the North Sound division of AndyBoyer.com but together this list which I'll forward here: Was born two years before the radio was invented. Was a bat boy for the Atlanta Crackers (really) at age five.&nbs…