I have no idea how I missed this last week, as I have a red hotline in my office dedicated to updating me when b.s., tangentially baseball-related “news” happens, especially when it is accompanied by pictures and videos and stuff. But I still missed it somehow. Trust me when I say that we will be doing a full-blown failure analysis about this soon.
In any event, Derek Jeter came in from the cold of his retirement last week to accept the “Legend Award” at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards show.
“Hey Derek, what are you gonna do with the rest of your summer?”
“I don’t know.”
Gold slime. What in the name of Kevin Kubusheskie is this world coming to?
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.
The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.
Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.
It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).
Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.
Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).