Thursday’s Hottie Hit n Run

Last night Ryan Howard set two records. He became the major league player who took the least number of games to reach 100 homeruns with 325 games. The previous record was from the 1940s and was 385. So he crushed that record. And what did he do with his 100th homer? He absolutely, effing crushed it. He hit that thing out of Citizens Bank Park and I think it landed somewhere in Ohio. (Does CBP face Ohio? It doesn’t matter. This ball was smacked so hard that it may have been able to make a right left turn and end up in Ohio.) Congratulations, Ryan Howard. Sorry everybody freaked out back during spring training when you couldn’t hit anything. That may have been jumping the gun. Oops. [Philly First Baseball Player to Hit Moon Shot]

It’s that time of year again, folks! Fantasy Football Time! Well, it’s not actually fantasy time, per se, because it’s only June 28th. However, I’ve been approached about 5 leagues in the last two days and Sports Illustrated has released their Top 200 Fantasy Players. Pretty soon, we’ll be drafting back in February at our Super Bowl parties. Anyway, RB Hottie LaDainian Tomlinson tops the list. Woo woo. I think he probably tops the list in a lot of “fantasy” teams. (Also, look at that picture! Hot Guy and babies!) QB Hottie Peyton Manning is the highest rated player who is not a running back, coming in at #9. He is actually the only non-RB in the top 15 players. I gotta say, I’ve had Peyton the last two years on various fantasy teams and he’s been a fantasy goldmine. [Get Ready, Everybody! For Your Draft in 9 Weeks!]


Old Man Experienced Hottie Tom Glavine got win #297 last night in a rain-shortened 6-inning outing (giving me lots of excuses for cute boy pictures). The only hit he gave up was to Scott Rolen in the 2nd inning. Anthony Reyes finally had a good outing, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits, only to have his hopes dashed by Mother Nature and that mean Met, David Wright, who had a two-run homer in the bottom of the 1st inning. Glavine is only 3 wins away from becoming the 22nd pitcher to win 300 games. In the modern era Among active players, however, the 300 Win Club will be 3 strong: Glavine, Clemens and Maddoux. [When These Teams Play, How Does the Stadium Not Burst Into Flames?]

26 thoughts on “Thursday’s Hottie Hit n Run

  1. I wish you wouldn’t refer to Tom Glavine as “Old Man Hottie”. He’s a couple of years younger than me.

  2. Yahoo’s default fantasy football scoring rules stink. Peyton was KILLING people 2 years ago, so I had to institute my mathematical analysis of the entire NFL to make all the positions equal… I shall expound later.

  3. What do you define as the modern era? Post 2000? Because Seaver, Niekro, Carlton, Perry, Ryan and Sutton all won their 300th game within the last 25 years.

  4. you know how some baseball players are hot in their unis and hats but in normalwear they look a little off? NOT DWRIGHT. just sayin.

  5. Ukraine, Nolan Ryan got his in 1990. I was sure it was earlier than that. Everybody else was 20 or more years ago. I think I was thinking about guys who are active. That would’ve been a better choice of words than “modern era.”

  6. billyfab: preach it.

    UNW: last week, when Deadspin had that “40 y/o track coach marries 16 y/o student” story, I was about to write that “ew, I wouldn’t even date a 40 y/o.” Then I remembered that quite a few Deadspinners are 40, and that’s just mean of me.

  7. UkraineNotWeak – Don’t feel bad. When I was 28 dated two different 42 year-olds by complete chance. They seemed much younger than the age listed on their driver’s license.

    Also, does anyone else feel like fantasy football is starting earlier this year?

  8. Well, LaDanian stealing babies from a United Way campaign just ruins his image forever. Where is Roger Goodell and the Banning Hammer of Thunder?

  9. Ladies, age is just a state of mind even though most of my hair has already turned gray. But it started doing that when I was 18.

  10. Chasevid, I’ve liked Tom Glavine since the mid-’90s, when he did those ads with…um…oh, dammit, I forget. I think they were ads for Reeboks and it involved him and someone else (Smoltz? Maddux?) running around a stadium to avoid being hit by Mark McGwire homers. I think.

    D-Wright needs to ease up on the bronzer. He’s looking dangerously Gotti-ish there.

  11. I remember those ads, Clare! Don’t remember who else they were with though.

    And that’s one of my favorite pics of David. Yum.

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