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Articles from September 2010

MLB Look-alikes: Khalil Greene and Jeff Spicoli

The Golden Sombrero presents MLB Look-alikes: Khalil Green and Jeff Spicoli(Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Maybe Spicoli could have given Khalil a little something to help with his anxiety…

Alexei Ramirez set to win first Silver Slugger Award

What started off as a slow season for the Chicago White Sox shortstop, Alexei Ramirez, now seems destined to end on a much more encouraging note.  Last week, after writing an article on why the White Sox were still worth watching despite being eliminated from the postseason, I realized that I had made a crucial and regrettable omission.

Perhaps I’ve seen a few too many Troy Tulowitzki highlights over the past month, or maybe I’ve just come to expect Derek Jeter to annually churn out MVP-like seasons.  But I had no idea that the production among this year’s American League shortstops was so low.  Needless to say, it was an unexpected surprise to learn that Alexei Ramirez is having the best offensive season among A.L. shortstops and seems likely to win his first Silver Slugger Award.


“The Tenth Inning,” by Ken Burns Premieres Tonight on PBS

The highly anticipated “The Tenth Inning” is a two night, four hour documentary on baseball from the 1990s to the present day, by award-winning film-maker and historian Ken Burns.  Burns, who wrote and directed PBS’ Emmy Award Winning, “Baseball,” has structured his latest effort to continue where the latter left off.

From the PBS website:

“The film highlights dramatic developments that transformed the game: the crippling 1994 strike that left many fans disillusioned with their heroes; the increasing dominance of Latino and Asian players who turned baseball into a truly international game; baseball’s skyrocketing profits, thanks to new stadiums, interleague play, and the wild card; the rise of a new Yankee Dynasty; the Red Sox’ historic World Series victory; the astonishing feats of Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds; and the revelations about performance-enhancing drugs that cast a shadow on many of the era’s greatest stars and their accomplishments.”

“The Tenth Inning” will air on Sept. 28-29; 8:00 – 10:00PM ET on PBS

Jose Bautista may be better, but not buffer than Brady Anderson (Video)

Last Thursday, Jose Bautista became the 27th player in Major League Baseball history to hit 50 or more home runs in a single season after belting a solo shot of Felix Hernandez in the bottom of the 1st inning.  However, Bautista wasn’t quite done breaking records.

The following day, Bautista launched two more home runs against the Mariners, bringing his season total to 52.  With that 52nd home run, Bautista set a new Major League record for the largest, single season increase in home runs in sequential years.


MLB Look-alikes: Aaron Boone and Johnny Knoxville

The Golden Sombrero presents MLB Look-alikes: Aaron Boone and Johnny Knoxville