In case you hadn’t heard I’m a big sports fan, which means I worship at the altar of ESPN.com on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis. Baseball, football, basketball – I love all three. So you can probably imagine how ridiculously happy I was, earlier in the week, to stumble upon the following column by baseball writer/columnist Jayson Stark: Strange But True Feats of the Year.
Yes, people, that’s right: it’s sort of like the Ripley’s Believe it or Not of 2007 baseball statistics and occurrences, in which Stark tells us all about…
How Baltimore Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora got thrown out of a June 28 Yankees-Orioles game during a rain delay.
How Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips stole two bases on one pitch during an August 1 game versus the Washington Nationals.
How the Chicago White Sox managed to lose a May 31 game in which the opposing team – the Toronto Blue Jays – had no baserunners. (?!?!?!)
How the Texas Rangers, in an August 3 game against the Toronto Blue Jays, unknowingly used two pitchers who both shared the exact same birthday: December 24, 1974 (happy belated birthday to those guys, by the way).
You can read all about those items, and many many more, here. Enjoy the trivia, people.