Thursday, May 31, 2012

Oddities from this Week in Baseball

While you most likely heard about Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds saving a man's life and saw this amazing catch by an Ohio pitcher, there are a few quirky things that happened in baseball this week that you may have missed.  I present to you four interesting events from this week in baseball you might just find entertaining.

1. One fan got very lucky on Wednesday when he caught Carlos Quentin's 3rd inning homerun and then Darwin Barney's walkoff homerun.  You can view the video here.  Just go to the 20 second mark to see the first homerun, and then the to 1:49 to see the second that he caught.

2. On Tuesday, a group of Cubs fans completed a nearly 2,000-mile journey in which they walked from Mesa, AZ to Wrigley Field with a goat. Their reasons?  To raise awareness for cancer, and also to reverse the Curse of the Billy Goat.  The Cubs beat the Padres 5-3 on the day they finished their walk, so hey, they might be on to something.

3. Royals legend George Brett used Twitter to assemble a search-and-rescue team for his missing dog Charlie. Many of Brett's 12,000+ followers helped to find his dog after he posted about its disappearance on Twitter.  The original tweet went out on Tuesday, and yesterday Brett announced that his dog was home and safe.

4. Nyjer Morgan has set a new MLB record, and no, it's not most uncensored expletives shouted on TV or most entertaining brawl to watch, though he probably holds those records already.  Morgan has set a record for most at-bats to start a season without an RBI, according to, hitting 120 times without bringing a runner home.

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