Don’t forget to use soap, Kenny

Hey Kenny, here’s a guide for you:

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I’m not going to feed into the media frenzy of “Was he cheating?” “Was it pine tar?”. I think Fox and ESPN are doing a fine job of that.

Personally, I thought LaRussa handled it pretty well. From all reports, it sounded like he informed the men in blue so that there wouldn’t be any question in the matter. No complaints, no accusations. Either he knew it was just some dirt and just wanted to spare the game from any useless controversy or he figured the way his team was hitting yesterday, it really didn’t matter.

Controversy aside, Rogers has been lights out all postseason. He’s close to setting the all-time record for scoreless innings in a single postseason.

IP Pitcher Team Year
27 Christy Mathewson New York (NL) 1905
24 Lew Burdette Milwaukee 1957
23 Jerry Reuss Los Angeles 1981
23 Kenny Rogers Detroit 2006

Of course, it should be noted that for Mathewson and Burdette, “postseason” meant World Series.

And finally Kenny, I usually have my kids sing their ABC’s when they wash their hands. That makes sure they wash them long enough. Just a tip.

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One Response to “Don’t forget to use soap, Kenny”

  1. I think it was on televison’s coverage (perhaps just radio background) but someone contrasted Roger’s recent results with his other postseason success. The implication was that he’s Bonds-esque: he’s getting really good as he gets really old.

    And regarding the Burdette/Mathweson: yeah, these guys like to point out “oh look, in all the Games Seven…” without adding that for a lot of the history of the game, there was only ONE game seven possible every year, rather than the current total of seven. It really annoys me when people mix up things like that because I don’t think young fans get the correct impression.

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