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posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments
NBA approves Charlotte Bobcats' plan to change name to Hornets' in 2014
posted by BornIcon at 02:43 PM on July 19
Saying goodbye to Derek Lowe. One of three pitchers with 175 wins and 85 saves.
posted by yerfatma at 03:09 PM on July 19
Tito Vilanova leaves Barcelona due to a recurrence of throat cancer. No word yet on whether Pep will visit him.
posted by yerfatma at 03:44 PM on July 19
So sad for Tito and Barca, looking forward to reading the news of his recovery soon!
posted by billsaysthis at 03:59 PM on July 19
That's REALLY stretching the boundaries to get him into any sort of decent company.
Eckersley has 20+ more wins and 300+ more saves, while Smoltz has 30+ more wins and 60+ more saves.
If you lower the barrier to 150/60, you finally add another person (Charlie Hough)
If you lower the barrier to the "rounder" 150/50, you add Jack Quinn, Wilbur Wood, Waite Hoyte, and Lefty Grove.
Smoltz's 200/100 milestone (213/154) is really the interesting one of the bunch, as he's the only one to do it.
The proper headline is:
"Active leaders in losses retires from the game."
Actually, that's a bit mean. How about:
"Starting pitcher for playoff-spot-clinching game in regular season and all three playoff rounds of 2004 Boston Red Sox historic World Series season, retires."
posted by grum@work at 08:50 PM on July 19
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