If you plan to go to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field this year, or even a road during the regular season or the playoffs, chances are very good that you’ll see lots of Ws. They’ll be everywhere, from t-shirts to car flags to building windows. And when the game ends and the Cubs win, they’ll be all over the ballpark, as well. So what exactly does all this mean?
by R. Lincoln Harris
The farewell tour has become a thing in recent years, with Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and now David Ortiz taking a victory lap in their final seasons in the majors. But such a tour was probably never in the cards for Alex Rodriguez, one of the most gifted–and most disliked–baseball players of his generation.
If Tim Lincecum never threw another pitch in the major leagues, his career would be considered a success: Two National League Cy Young Awards, three World Series rings, four All-Star teams, and a probable lifetime association with the San Francisco Giants. His number 55 jersey will be seen in the Bay Area for years, if not decades, in the future.
With the All-Star break exactly a week away, MLB is about to take a few days off. Names like Trout and Bryant and Ortiz will give baseball fans a show in San Diego’s Petco Park next week, but the vast majority of MLB’s players get a couple of days to go home, instead. And after at least 82 games already this season, they can use a little relaxation.
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The MLB hits record will probably always belong to Pete Rose. People once said the same thing about Ty Cobb though, and records were made to be broken. But whether Ichiro’s hits in Japan should or should not be added to his MLB hits total is an issue for another day.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has had an illustrious major league career. He has led the Sox to a pair of World Series titles, including an unforgettable win in 2004 that ended Boston’s 86-year championship drought. But with just under four months remaining in his (regular season) MLB career, “Big Papi” still has plenty of milestones to accomplish.
By Max Marcilla
Heading to a ballpark and receiving a bobblehead giveaway is no new trend. Since the 1960 World Series, Major League Baseball has taken advantage of this phenomenon with player-specific bobblehead figurines.
However, with the introduction of new “counter” bobbleheads, baseball fans could be witnessing the beginning of a new trend and are definitely in for a treat!