It doesn’t seem like almost twenty years ago that these two Goliath’s of the game took aim at the original home run record. It’s hard to believe that on this date in 1998, Mark McGwire already had 38 home runs and Sammy Sosa had 35; Sosa just wrapping up a June I remember very well with 20 alone in that calendar month.
There will be no legendary home run chase this season. There are a few guys with a shot at hitting 50, which seems like the new high-water mark in today’s game. With all the flamethrowers that will take the mound today in a starting role and in relief, that’s still pretty impressive.
It’s one of the nicest days of the summer outside. Summer is fading very quickly, and just a few short weeks from now we’ll be talking about the kids being back in school and the pennant races wrapping up. Time flies in life and in baseball.
Your 1980’s song of the week that should be played on a loud speaker at a ballpark near you is one that everyone knows.
Enjoy your Saturday. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.