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Couple Tings
2008-05-12 09:57
by Alex Belth
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I caught most of the games at Shea this weekend. I actually went out there with Rich Lederer, his son Joe, and Repoz on Friday night. We sat around and watched it rain for an hour-and-a-half and then split when they announced no game would be played. Anyhow, it was nice to see Junior Griffey, who I don't catch all that often, being an American League guy. Nate Silver had a fine piece on Junior for the Times yesterday. Check it out.

Also, thanks to Jon Weisman for pointing out Paul DePodesta's new blog (with a clever name), It Might Be Dangerous...You Go First, which rightly celebrated Greg Maddux's 350th career win. Man, I just hope Maddog can last through the end of next season as it would be tremendous to see him pass Warren Spahn (363) on the all-time wins list. As for the title of DePo's blog, the first movie that comes to mind is "Young Frankenstein." But it sounds like such a stock line, I'm sure it was in one the old Bob Hope movies or Warner Bros. cartoons. Hmmm.

2008-05-12 10:20:03
1.   rilkefan
0 If Maddox passes Spahn, that'll practically make him a lock for the Hall.
2008-05-12 10:40:22
2.   berkowit28
1. He's a lock for the Hall already.
2008-05-12 10:46:12
3.   ny2ca2dc
Dude, Indiana Jones!
2008-05-12 11:13:45
4.   tommyl
1 Um, you are worried that Maddux might not make it into the HoF if he stopped playing today? He's arguably one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball. I'm pretty sure he's going to fly in, first ballot, unanimous.
2008-05-12 12:48:58
5.   williamnyy23
Why stop at Spahn...he could also pass Pud Galvin at 364 for 5th place. And, if he makes it that far, Matthewson and Alexander would only be 9 ahead. I was hoping Clemens would have been the one to crack the top-3, but I'd like to see Maddux do it anyway.
2008-05-12 13:40:58
6.   rilkefan
2 , 4 Since no one has chimed in to point out that 1 is obviously a joke about Maddux having nothing to prove, Spahn or no Spahn, I'll do so.

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