If Commissioner Selig is so insistent on having an extra Wild Card team in each league, then I have a solution. Is it a perfect solution? By no stretch of the imagination. It has its holes, and many would cry foul if it was ever implemented, but I can guarantee than it’s far more fair than what’s currently in place.
Willie Mays was sick and missed throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the World Series opener.
Ralph Branca, the pitcher who gave up the ‘Shot Heard Round the World’ to the late Bobby Thomson, joined Kim Jones & Sid Rosenberg to reminisce about his old friend.
Bobby Thomson, whose “shot heard ’round the world” capped a best-of-three playoff and the Giants’ miracle comeback to win the 1951 National League pennant over the Dodgers, died Monday night at his home in Savannah, Georgia.