On this date in 2007, the Brewers became the third team in history to begin a game by hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs. Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy, and Ryan Braun all did their damage against Phil Dumatrait of the Reds, who gave up five hits and four runs before leaving the game in the top of the first without retiring a batter.
Here is the best the baseball blogosphere had to offer over the last week, as the 2011 season begins to wind down…
- In a post at Brotherly Glove, Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies wrote about his long road back from injury.
- MLB Reports interviewed Casey Bond, a former Giants minor leaguer turned actor. Bond plays Chad Bradford in the upcoming Moneyball movie.
- At Home Plate talked to Joey Gathright about what he learned from Jose Canseco in independent ball before hooking on with the Red Sox.
- Phoul Ballz spoke with Blue Jays prospect Travis d'Arnaud.
- The Nats Blog compared Stephen Strasburg's return to the comebacks of other pitchers who came back from Tommy John surgery.
- Bay City Ball says the Giants should play for 2012 this month.
- Redleg Nation agrees with Reds pitching coach Bryan Price when he says that Aroldis Chapman should start.
- Infield Chatter broke down the Red Sox's pitching problems.
- BoSox Injection calls Tim Wakefield a liability.
- Rant Sports Indians calls the Victor Martinez trade a huge win for the Indians.
- Rising Apple takes a closer look at the players the Mets got in exchange for Francisco Rodriguez.
- Disciples of Uecker muses about the Brewers' infield defense.
- Chicago Now says the Cubs should look at John Coppolella, the Braves president of baseball administration, to be their next GM.
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