Hot, hot, hot!
That’s how my stepfather Martin Smith described Ryan Howard in a email this morning after he slugged two more home runs last night for the Red Barons. At present, he’s leading the league in batting with .377. Perhaps his stock is on the rise after all. Damn you, Goodman.
Placido Polanco is gone but not forgotten by the Beer Leaguer. Polly played a key role in the Tigers sweep of the Padres in a classic interleague grudge match. He went 6-12 in the series.
He's the best ageless wonder since Satchel Paige. Julio Franco went 2-5 last night and stole two bases, batting out of the three-hole. Let me repeat that: a 47-year-old stole two bases last night. You go with your bad self, Julio!