Tonight is the third and final Summer Flicks viewing of 2017, The Pride of the Yankees. The movie came out in 1942, just a year after Lou Gehrig passed away. It follows his life, climaxing with the famous "luckiest man on the face of the earth" speech.
On this week's podcast, Paul and I discussed the game when Cal Ripken broke Gehrig's consecutive games played record. Cal went on to play 2,632 games in a row; Gehrig's streak was 2,130. No other player in MLB history has played even 1,400 games in a row (Hideki Matsui played in 1,769 consecutive games between Japan and the US). Since Ripken, the longest streak was Miguel Tejada with 1,152 (2000-2007).
I've always wanted to compare the offensive numbers from the two streaks. To be fair, I'll compare Gehrig vs Ripken's first 2,130 games of the streak.
Baseball is here! And more importantly, that means the over/under game is back. It seems as though everyone is an expert this time of year. Somehow we convince ourselves that we are better at predicting baseball outcomes than everyone else. Well, AFITB is putting that to the test for the third year in a row. Think you know more about baseball than us? You probably do. But go ahead and prove it anyway.
Baseball is simply the best.
Can the playoffs get even better? Yes, if you play this game with us.
Not much from a team perspective
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' pitching output based on WAR
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' positional output based on WAR
Barry's last game
Remembering José one year after his passing