It’s official: The title on White Sox VP Scott Reifert’s Inside the White Sox
blog just got longer. A new W is being added each time 2006 AL Cy Young Lock Of The Moment Jose Contreras
keeps the winning streak going, and one more was just added to make it 16 in the title. Pardon Scott if that just made the headline break over into two lines on your Recently Updated Weblogs, but that’s why we leave some extra gray space in that area on the MLBlogs homepage. It’s a Jose thing!
Remember when people were wondering whether Tom Glavine could "hang around" long enough to get to 300 wins? Here is an amazing thought for the night: It’s a remote possibility that he will get there this year. Glavine just chalked up No. 11 tonight, and that makes it 286 for his career. He could finish with 12 or 13 at the All-Star break, and we’ll see how it lines up for a possible NL start July 11 at Pittsburgh. If he’s at 13 by then, that leaves him just 12 short. Which means he wouldn’t even have to duplicate his first half. It’s fairly unheard of for a pitcher to win 25 games in a season these days, but he has the team to do it. A couple of obstacles: Wondering how middle age treats a hurler in the dog days of the second half; and mostly a concern that if the Mets have run away with the NL East by the last month, whether he would make all of his starts. If he keeps this up in the second half, the best guess is that he falls a bit short and goes after 300 next April. But just pointing out this remarkable opportunity: 300’s not impossible in 2006. It also would mark the third time in four years that a Major League pitcher reached 300 (Rocket in 2003 for the Bombers, Mad Dog in 2004 for the Cubbies). Maybe not. But who’d have thought?
Speaking of the Mets, we have the privilege of David Wright being part of this MLBlogosphere, and everyone who saw his latest post this week remembers how hard he was on himself and setting his own expectations higher. He has been lights-out since he posted Wright Now, and that MLBlog could be really fun to watch over the All-Star break and this fall.
Mike McClary of The Daily Fungo was our MLBlogger of Week on MLB Radio’s "Under the Lights" show Friday night (always 10:20 pm ET, folks), and you can now hear the replay by clicking the drop-down menu under "Multimedia" on the MLBlogs homepage. Thanks, Mike. Email us if you’d like to appear on the show on an upcoming Friday night to talk baseball and promote your MLBlog.
Hey, this was funny — a Spheroid outside of this MLBlog! Sounds good to us — anyone who wants to post their own Spheroid rather than emailing it here and having us post it, just show us the Permalink as a comment here and we’ll add "Spheroid" to your spot on the MLBlogs Active Roster. Glad it’s catching on!