30 thoughts on “August 21, 2019: Newfound Fame”

  1. The Twins are the 8th team in MLB history to accomplish both of the following...

    A) Hit 244 or more HR in a season
    B) Not have Alex Rodriguez on their roster

    6 teams satisfy condition A, but not B.

        1. ah, I keep forgetting that the ranking in the top left aren't absolute numbers -- there are more than eight teams still with more HR (heh -- I like the political statement here*)

          EDIT: Since removed; said "244 Minnesota Twins - Go Twins!"

          1. That messed me up too. Once they get to 147 HRs, then there is only one other tie between them and the record.

  2. Topps' Archives set comes out today, and besides the only (certified) Eduardo Escobar Twins autographed card (in the Signature Series), I was pleased that they also included the first (certified) autographed card of this Twins player from the past -- can you name him?

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  3. Right now there are 10 teams with an OPS+ at 100 or higher. Currently there are 20 teams that have a below average offense. The Marlins have hit 103 homers.

    1. I read that as a guy who sounds really content with his life despite his lack of major league success who got to do something pretty funny in a way almost no one ever gets a chance to. That's the definition of feel good story.

  4. The Astros lost at home to the Tigers with Verlander starting. Crazy day. Robinson Chirinos got thrown out at third base to end the game trying to go for a triple when trailing by 1 run. He needed the triple to complete the cycle.

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