Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Baseball: Home runs? Who cares?

A major league milestone occurred last night: In the fifth inning of the Braves-Giants game, Bobby Cox was tossed by umpire Ted Barrett, moving Cox past John McGraw into sole possession of first place on the "Ejected From Most Games" list in Major League Baseball.

They did not play a congratulatory video message by McGraw, since he died over 42 years before VHS was introduced.


Weetabix said...

I was born without the sports gene, so it sometimes befuddles me when I think about the insane number of things they keep statistics on.

For instance, who played the most games with a painful ingrown toenail on his left foot? I'm sure someone knows...

Billy Beck said...

Wow. That's news. Cox has overtaken one of the giants. McGraw was legendary for getting tossed.