On this date in 2007, the second inning match up of Julio Franco hitting against Randy Johnson marked the oldest hitter-pitcher confrontation in big league history. With 92+ years of age between the two of them, the nearly 49-year old Mets first baseman took the Diamondback pitcher, nearly 44, deep to extend his own record as the oldest player to homer. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Phillies Nation weighs in on the Von Hayes deal 31 years later.
- Camden Depot wonders if the Orioles should rush to extend Nelson Cruz.
- Pinstripe Pundits attempts to peer into the Yankees’ future with April stats.
- Reviewing The Brew says Milwaukee has a good problem on their hands.
- SABR published a thesis exploring the value of front office personnel.
- Inside The Zona looks into Miguel Montero‘s hot start.
- I R Fast runs down Seibu Lions right-hander Takayuki Kishi‘s no-hitter.
- Sports Injury Alert looks at the resilient Braves.
- Pinstripe Alley looks at some of the int’l players that could interest the Yanks.
- MLB Reports grilled Rays ace David Price.
- Blue Jays Musings looks at what’s ahead for Toronto’s bullpen.
- Examiner attempts to point the finger for the Cardinals’ struggles.
- Mariner Brainstorm talks karma.
- Rays Colored Glasses says there’s a danger in the Rays keeping Price.
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