Commentary got some calls yesterday about my pal Drayton selling the ‘Stros. I’m not going to get all worked up about this because not that many folks have the $650 mil plus to plunk down on a MLB team these days and during these times. In most cases, folks don’t invest in an MLB team to make money. Well actually, if anyone out there is seriously considering buying the ‘Stros, they are probably going to be parking their dough at The Yard for a while and make money at the back end when they sell the team. They buy a team for the prestige of being called an “owner” and all the stuff and perks that goes with being an owner. They buy them so they can be the ones to hold up the World Serious trophy in front of millions of fans on national TV and get showered by champagne. Nobody in these parts knew who Drayton was before he bought the team. Now he is a beloved figure to many fans. Heck, what do I know!
Mark McGwire admitted yesterday to what everyone already knew. The Big Puma called out the Baseball Hall of Fame voters and said that if you’re going to keep McGwire out of the Hall because of juicing, then you have to also say no to A-Roid and Man-Roid. I agree. Now the pressure is on The Rocket and Barry-Barry-Barry to come clean.
CM James Rodriguez sent me a NYT piece that detailed how McGwire laid out his media strategy yesterday that included the coordination by Ari Fleisher, 43s former press secretary who now does crisis communications. Heck, that’s all he did under 43.
Who holds the record for most RBIs in a World Serious?
Here’s what former Governor Palin had to say yesterday: "I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News. It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news." Yeah, sure!
Second Baseman Bobby Richardson of course with the 1960 Yankees with 12 RBIs. The Yankees lost the Serious in seven against the Pirates.
McGwire, LaRussa, and Pujols don’t make their first Yard visit until Friday, July 9.