Monday, February 28, 2011

Minnesota 8 Boston 4... Duke, Rest In Peace

My lead story today is this. The baseball world lost one of its true greats. His name was Duke Snider, the Duke of Flatbush. Snider hit .295 with 407 home runs. He also played in six World Series, winning two of them. Here's one of his friends, the Say Hey Kid, Willie Mays...

"Duke was a fine man, a terrific hitter and a great friend, even though he was a Dodger."

Duke, you will be missed by so very many of us.

In game two of the spring training season, Minnesota defeated the Sox by a score of 8-4. Beckett gave up two runs on two hits but the pitcher the Twinkies massacred was Hideki Okajima. He surrendered 4 runs on 5 hits in only one inning. C'mon, Darkman, get it together. Here's the Boston's pitching summary...

IP H R ER BB SO HR
BOSTON
J Beckett (L,0-1) 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
C Buchholz 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
H Okajima 1 5 4 4 0 2 0
D Wheeler 1 2 1 1 0 0 1
S Atchison 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
B Duckworth 1 3 2 2 0 0 0

I have an 8am doctor's physical which includes fasting. My stomach is telling me all about it at great length. Have a great Monday and as always, be well. Click on this post's title for more on Duke Snider. As always, BE WELL.

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