Good morning, campers!
If you are playing catch-up, here are topics we discussed in Right Field over the past seven days:
- Did the Giants jersey-wearing fan who was viciously beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot asking for trouble simply because he wore the opposing team’s jersey?
- Corporal Klinger’s beloved Mudhens did something very special on Opening Day.
- Does the Barry Bonds verdict have any impact on the single-season and career home-run records?
And here is some other interesting stuff that transpired:
- Justin Duchscherer is battling depression.
- John F. Kennedy made a violent cameo in the Racing Presidents contest at Nationals Park.
- Many front offices embrace sabermetrics. When will managers follow suit?
- Oscar Gamble is back. Well, maybe just his hair.
- Memo to Marty Noble: the 5-11 Mets are not losing because of a lack of grit.
- Do Royals fans, currently on cloud nine over a 10-5 record, have reason to worry that batters are not swinging and missing at as many pitches from closer Joakim Soria?
- Jonah Keri offers thoughts on the likelihood of an expanded playoff system starting next season: “There’s got to be a way to keep hope alive for David-vs.-Goliath clashes, while providing greater rewards for teams that proved their greatness over the long haul.”
- Read all about the #LegendOfSamFuld, which is all about, yup, Sam Fuld.