No love for 3,000 hits? I know it’s old news (Aug 7th)*, but we did get an A-Rod retirement thread on that day. I went back 7 pages looking for an Ichiro post and was surprised no one posted anything.
Ichiro is now one of 30 MLB players with 3,000 hits. Pretty cool that the 42 year old legged out a triple on his 3,000th hit. Ichiro and Rose are the only players with 3,000 hits in their first 16 seasons and he is tied with Rose for most 200 hit seasons (10). He started his “rookie” season as a 27 year old helped usher in the influx of Asian position players.
IMHO - Class act player with a beautiful swing and sure to be in the HOF. His jersey, cleats, arm guard and batting gloves he wore when he hit #3,000 were sent to the HOF.
My cool story – I met (briefly) his parents and wife after a Braves game last summer.
* I’ve been busy and neglected this blog recently. SIAP - I looked!
Home run. That's like storybook type stuff.
Didn't see this posted, but Harbaugh got some pretty good heat on his first pitch at the White Sox - Cubs game Wednesday. Looks like he's been practicing a bit since his first pitch for the Tigers.
Will attempt to embed video in comments, but here is the link.
and another from MLB.com
Edit: Looks like he also borrowed Matt Szczur's shoes? You can see him taking them off at the end of the second video.
The 87th Midsummer Classic in San Diego on Fox.
LET'S GO AL
Now that the Tigers wrapped up their first half of the season today (46-43), the ASG is looming.
The Futures game is going on right now on MLB featuring two Tigers prospects including one who should be on the team right now in Joe Jimenez.
But the winner of Tuesday's ASG gets home field in the World Series. Should it be like that?
It certainly makes the game more interesting, and I like the idea. But I think they should change the selection process big time. I think if home field in the World Series is on the line, you have to get rid of the fans picking the starters and have them pick the reserves instead once the starters are named.
What say you?
This is the one all star game in this country where the players actually try and where the result does matter. Even if they got rid of the home field rule, this would still be the best all star game.