Thursday 3 April 2014

Interesting Items from the MLB Through April 3rd

It's April Fools Day and rookie skip Ryne Sandberg hands you the lineup card and you notice that you are not the in clean up hitter spot.  No joke Mr. Howard, for the first time since June 29, 2008, the Phillies changed the man batting fourth in the order.  The Phillies lost the game.  Now what did we learn Mr. Sandberg?

News also surfaced heading into April Fools Day that Vladdy Guerrero would be signing a one day contract with the Anaheim Angels to retire as an Angel.  That's fine and dandy but when (IF) if the Hall of Fame calls, here's hoping he does the right thing and goes in as a Montreal Expo.

The healthy Anaheim Angels get swept by the Seattle Mariners, being outscored 26-8.  Anybody who tells you they saw that coming should not be trusted dating your child!

Two really neat milestones were set during the opening series' of the MLB.

1) Congratulations to Cincinnati Red Joey Votto for becoming the 13th Canadian to reach 1,000 hits in career!

2) Oakland A's had their first home rainout since May 5, 1998.  To put some perspective on that date, 1998 was the year Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa would both break Roger Maris' homerun record.

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