I saw on MLB last night he also integrated the South Atlantic League in 1953.
I knew passing the Babe was early in the season, but this was really my first time skimming B-Ref, appreciating he ended his Age 39 1973 only just down by 714-713. Of course, he had just had a 40 HR season and >1.000 OPS, so yeah, pretty good chance.
Been a long time but I think I heard a story as a kid that he batted wrong handed when he first started playing, but had strong enough wrists he could manage anyway.
I agree this is the “if all goes according to plan” scenario.
It’s worth remembering that as recently as 2017 we had a 2016 draftee go from hi A to AA to the majors in one season — 3rd rounder Austin Hays. Of course, he had some major hiccups after that.
I especially enjoy reliving the highlights of a win. When I stay up late and watch the postgame while my wife is sleeping, the next day she’ll ask me what I did last night and I tell her I was watching the game and then “Gloatfest.”
Fair point. Fans come with expectations and really aren't needed to maximize profits. It probably pays more to be terrible than it does to carry a high payroll, and even if times were normal it's unlikely there would be many fans in the stands.
Remember last year. Pretty sure the did all the pre and posts from OPACY. Why couldn’t they do that again this year? Once again you don’t need to rent a building to do that?
They don’t want to pay to put their product out. Would think their are ways to limit the cost by doing that and perhaps using game announcers already under contract to do the shows.
I did want to add Tom Davis is still doing his Take Me Out to the Ballgame show on MASN. He has been doing it from a local Weis grocery store lately. In the summer he was outside somewhere. He gets his own sponsorship for the show.