This afternoon we’ve got two NL games: Cards at Nats and then Giants at Cincy.
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Alex Karras died, after suffering with what he considered football induced dementia. Sad.
 He had dementia, and was part of the class action suit against the NFL, but he died of kidney failure.
Mongo only pawn in game of life.
nats really missing strasburg. down 4-0 early...
chris carpenter is really impressive.
Anybody catch Pete Rose's Jeter predictions via Joe Pos on Sports on Earth?
I agree with Rose that Jeter won't catch him. Notice how he says Jeter won't do it because a) he wants to be a Yankee, and b) because the Yanks care about winning too much to play him at 1B or LF when he's no good anymore.
I guess Rose is just admitting that he only got the record because he was allowed to play LF and 1B when he wasn't any good anymore for teams that didn't try to win. Thanks Pete, that pretty much sums it up! And who was that manager that didn't care about winning, again?
I mean look at what Rose did for the Phils in 1983. He was 42 and the worst player in the NL. Among qualified regulars, he had the lowest WAR (-1.7), 2nd lowest wRC+ (66) and third lowest wOBA (.273).
Somehow the World Series bound Phils played that guy for 151 games. Somehow, he was allowed to stick around for another 1000+ ABs in the big leagues. Of course his phony record is untouchable.
Can you imagine Jeter wanting to keep playing for another 3 years after the being the very worst player in the entire league?
Pete was single-minded in his pursuit of Cobb. Jeter's never given any indication that a record would motivate him. Notice that Charlie Hustle also gave Alex some props in that piece.
 Damon might be single minded in his pursuit to get 3000 hits, but we'll never know becuase nobody will employ him.
If Rose played today, he'd have run into unemployable territory well before 4000 hits.
 double-minded, actually - damon also said he wanted to finish in the top 10 in runs scored. : )
Man, that Chris Carpenter is a motherfucker, huh?
 About to run it up to 10-2 in the Postseason.
I misread this post as Playoff Manatee several times.
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RHP Brandon McCarthy (5-2, 1.90)
RHP Rick Porcello (14-8, 3.10)
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RHP Shane Greene (3-1, 3.17)
LHP David Price (12-9, 3.00)
7:08 p.m., YES Network and ESPN
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (9-8, 3.97)
RHP Justin Verlander (11-11, 4.82)
1:08 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
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