Saturday, June 30, 2007

Around the Baseball World [David Stefanini]

To start lets talk about the story which should be sweeping through the world of sports. Barry Bonds hit career home run #750 today. He is only 5 away from tying the all time record of 755 held by Hank Aaron. Normally I would say, "say what you want about Barry but", but I am not saying that anymore. I am tired of hearing about it. If you don't respect Barry Bonds, SHUT UP! If you think he does not deserve the record and should break a leg SHUT UP! Guess what, Barry Bonds should be an All-Star this year. If pitchers in this league had the balls to pitch to him, he'd have close to double the amount of home runs. But this is a league of chickens who can pitch around someone if there not good enough to get that person out. He has the stats to be on the All-Star team and he better be on that team. If you think he shouldn't be an All-Star, well you know what to do.

Now lets talk about Aubrey Huff. He became the first Oriole to hit for the cycle in Baltimore. Guess I'm done with that story.

Finally, onto my favorite team, the New York Mets. After a miserable stretch of losing 6 series in a row the Mets have found their stride. They were beaten with injuries, but they held onto their division lead. Now they are playing like they have been all year and putting distance between themselves and everyone else. Coming into the night the Phillies were within 3 games of the Mets. After today the Mets leave the ball park with a 5 game lead over the Phillies. Carlos Beltran hit 2 home runs in the 2nd game of the double header. Carlos Delgado hit a homer in the 1st game. It is great to see all the talent the Mets have clicking at one time. They have an AL lineup to complement their surprisingly amazing pitching staff. And lets not forget that guy named Pedro Martinez is coming back..soon.

I predicted the Mets to be in the World Series to face the Boston Red Sox at the beginning of the year. Each passing day it looks as if my prediction has a better chance of happening.

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