So tell me why for a second, do the Marlins not play like they did this weekend all year. They fell a few feet short (or to the right) of sweeping a team that is 11 games ahead in the standings in the NL Central in the Cincinnati Reds. It took that…
to secure the win today and for them to salvage a game in this 3 game set.
But more importantly, where were you when the 500,000th error in MLB History was made and not much later the 500,001st. I couldn’t believe that there have only been 500,000 errors in the 120 years of Major League Baseball and of course it had to be a Miami Marlin in this debacle of a season that committed the error. Here it is.
Of course he didn’t know that this was happening at the time as 499,999 happened literally seconds before but its simply ironic. Either way its a fun piece of MLB trivia, just like the first team to lose 10000 games! Anyone? Yes that is the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ok as a fan with 2.5 weeks left of season what can I look forward to now? Besides the immense amount of pitching changes and hearing that we have a limited bench even though our rosters can expand to 40? Well I do like Wednesday coming up for two reasons, one would be the commemoration of the 500,000th error Jose Reyes bobble head day. Nothing is cooler than making your own bobble head museum at home right? At least that will get me all three for this year.
Also on Wednesday though comes the end of an era, the end of Larry Chipper Jones abusing us in our backyard.
As you know he is retiring after this year and has always been a career .300+ hitter against the Marlins organization and finally finally!! he will stop torturing us. He has honestly been a man that has tortured us for years and I hate him for that but man do I respect him. He has actually stayed on the same team for years and played the game right. I will absolutely applaud him and give him a standing ovation Wednesday night and hope and expect the rest of my Marlins brethren to do the same for this great player.
So that’s the big event to look forward to this week. I’m sure the players are almost dying to get to October 3rd and this fan is partially there but trust me I will still miss it. At least we have a chance of getting a better record than last year!!
-Big note from Saturday night’s game, Mark Buehrle went to 188.1 IP on his season total which puts him 11.2 innings away from another 200 inning season with 2 starts left to go. Talk about durability, this would be his 12th season of pitching 200+ innings which seems doable at this point. One of the big reasons why the Marlins signed him this year.