Comments on: Random Recap for Monday, June 6: “Danks Wins! Danks Wins!” This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dukeofflatbush Wed, 08 Jun 2011 00:46:12 +0000 @ 9,

I think he knocked out Tyson that Wed, won an Iron Chef competition on a thursday, and won a beautiful new living room set on the price is right on Fri. All in all a good week.

By: Tmckelv Tue, 07 Jun 2011 20:57:35 +0000 @6,

Deion Sanders hit an MLB Home Run and scored an NFL Touchdown in the same week.

By: Cheese Tue, 07 Jun 2011 19:49:15 +0000 @3, Lincecum doesn't have blow by you speed though like Clemens and Johnson. He'll have to 'pitch' even more than he does now to compensate for mid-low 90's heat.

But man is he fun to watch...

By: Dukeofflatbush Tue, 07 Jun 2011 17:49:11 +0000 @ 4
Dave Winfield ( I think football) was offered contracts from the big three sports.
And Kenny Lofton was the point guard on a final four NCAA basketball team.
Imagine Kenny as a Knick.

By: Dukeofflatbush Tue, 07 Jun 2011 17:47:13 +0000 @ 4

todd helton, also was on the fence btwn football and baseball.
he know says it was the best decision in his life.
just look at Bo Jackson.
I guess Brian Jordan did well though - an Allstar in both sports a year apart. Impressive.
I think Deion was also.

By: Zachary Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:21:06 +0000 Freudian slip. Said awful when I meant offer.

By: Zachary Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:20:38 +0000 Samardzija absolutely made the right decision in picking baseball over football when you consider all the research that shows how dangerous football is, but there must be days when the Cubs wish he'd turned down their stupidly large awful to go play on the gridiron.

By: Dukeofflatbush Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:52:41 +0000 Lincecum became just the eight player to SO 1,000 batters in their first 5 seasons last night.
The guys ahead of him are a strange mix of Hall of famers and flameouts
Seaver 1155
Blyleven 1094
Wood 1065
Alexander 1036
Nomo 1031
Langston 1018
Clemens 985
Pete Alexander is there just by virtue of pitching by far the most innings.
Wood has by the farthest the best K/9 ratio, having 29 more SO than Alexander in over 800 less innings.
I added Clemens to this list even though he fell 15 short, but he only pitched 35 starts (36 overall) his first two seasons, so he conceivably could of thrown at least 200 more innings if he had played full time.
Lincecum managed this in only 899.1 innings.
He has an outside chance of passing Seaver, but his low inning total may keep him from doing so.
In comparison, it took the Big Unit till he was 29 and 7 years to reach 1000, so I think we are gonna see some huge #'s from the FREAK, but as a righty, it seems SO totals really drop off when aging, unless your name is Nolan Ryan.
Even Seaver became more of a finesse pitcher during his White Sock twighlight.
But Congrats to Lincecum!!!!

By: zuke Tue, 07 Jun 2011 11:37:13 +0000 @1

that's why, as a white sox fan, i despise the twins more than any other club. they're scrappy enough to win the division just about every year (the last decade or so), but never talented enough to win it all. i hate those guys!

By: Nash Bruce Tue, 07 Jun 2011 07:24:13 +0000 re: Twins 5-game winning streak:
Dear Twins: You guys are blowing it, please keep losing........the team is not good enough, to seriously compete, for a WS title, or solid enough, to build upon, with intent, of doing same.
Worst case scenario: They keep winning, hell, why not, even win the AL Central (against all utterly impossible mathematical odds) and management defrauds fans, yet again, into thinking that winning the worst division in baseball (i.e., Quadruple A) means something, and they keep these scrubs...........c'mon Twins fans, they shoved this stadium down our throats, promised, promised......demand something BETTER!!
Enough, already.