Saturday, April 26, 2008

Friday Notes

Okay, so it's actually happened three times that three different teammates have won the MVP award in consecutive seasons:
  • 1938-1940 Cincinnati Reds (Ernie Lombardi, Bucky Walters, Frank McCormick)
  • 1941-1943 New York Yankees (Joe DiMaggio, Joe Gordon, Spud Chandler)
  • And I was partly right -- 1961-1963 New York Yankees (Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Elston Howard) -- I guessed it would be Berra as the third. Note that Maris also won the award in 1960 as well (with the Yanks; he was traded from the Kansas City Athletics after the 1959 season)

There have been a number of times where two teammates have won in consecutive years, the last being Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds for the Giants in 2000 and 2001. Of course, Bonds won the next three after that.

I really should put up a favorite sites thing on the left. This info came from It's my sports IMDB.

If you didn't see this story, you should. Between the fiasco at Walter Reed, all of the homelessness, and now this disgusting cover-up, one has to question if the government really cares about our troops.

Otherwise, it's late. So one other note: if you never expected to see a show end with a catatonic Walter Koenig (Chekov from "Star Trek") staring out from behind bars, you need to see tonight's "Soup".

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