Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Baseball: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

15, 11, 10, 15, 14.

Five games.

20 homers.

65 runs.

The last time a Major League team scored double digit run totals in five straight games, it was 1930 and their lineup featured the names "Ruth" and "Gehrig".

The last time a Braves team scored 59 runs in five games, it was 1897 and they were still called the Beaneaters.

The last time a Braves team, even one with players like Matthews, Aaron, Murphy, Justice, McGriff, Gallaraga, or Sheffield in the batting order, hit twenty dingers in five games was... well, never.

After a dismal June in which they went six-and-twenty-one, the Braves have won seven straight and are playing .900 ball over their last ten games. At least it's not a dull season. :)

3 comments:

phlegmfatale said...

It's so cute when people get excited about football! Here's to lots more touchdowns for the Braves!

pdb said...

No, don't be silly. The Braves play that... other game.

The one with wickets and rounders and scrums, I think.

phlegmfatale said...

tee hee!