Crawford's home run into the right-field stands made him the eighth player since 1900 to get at least 100 homers, 100 triples and 400 stolen bases in a career. The others are Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Lou Brock, Frankie Frisch, Kenny Lofton, Paul Molitor and Tim Raines. "When you get into elite company like that, it feels real good," Crawford said. "You feel real proud about the stuff you've been able to accomplish. ... It just makes you want to see how far you can go."
As soon as the Rays called him up this year, I got him for my RAYS RULE! fantasy team.... and dropped him several weeks ago for non-performance. Happy to see him hit this amazing walk-off HR in the bottom of the 10th, sticking it to the RSox & keeping even with NYY. Need much more. Wonder if this Hawpe dude has anything left in the tank... will know next week.
Tampa Bay Rays' Kelly Shoppach (right) celebrates with teammates Ben Zobrist (left) and Sean Rodriguez after Shoppach hit a 4th inning grand slam off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Brian Matusz on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. A-Rod, who became the youngest player to reach 600 homers on Aug. 4, slammed a 412-foot homer off Sean O'Sullivan in the 6th inning, a 419-foot shot off Kanekoa Texeira in the 7th, and added a 439-foot drive in the 9th against Greg Holland that landed in the left-field fountains. It was his 4th career 3-homer game, the first since April 26, 2005, against the Angels.
“It’s a night I’ll never forget,” said Rodriguez, whose barrage helped the Yankees maintain a two-game lead in the American League East over the Tampa Bay Rays. “You just don’t do things like that very often in a career. For me, it was nice to carry the team for one night. These guys have been carrying me all year.”
and remember how to apply bat speed to ball speed and have good doctor visits and not over-freakin' think everything and remember who you were and how it felt in 08 and 9=8, maybe some of this misery can move on down the line. On the other hand, Susan Miller is pretty sure there's a planetary configuration this week that's totally messing with everyone's everything, so I'm holding that thought.
Carl Crawford reflected on the significance of stealing his 400th base Saturday night. He is one of seven players to reach 400 before his 29th birthday, joining the likes of Rickey Henderson and Ty Cobb. "It's always a good feeling when you reach a milestone," said Crawford, who turns 29 on Thursday. "When you're in the same conversation as Ty Cobb and Rickey Henderson and guys like that, it's definitely a big honor."
Carl Crawford avoids Derek Jeter’s tag for his 400th stolen base. Only 6 other players reached 400 before age 29: Cesar Cedeno, Ty Cobb, Vince Coleman, Eddie Collins, Rickey Henderson & Tim Raines.