Let me quickly update you on how the 2010 playoff races for both the NL and AL are progressing. Compare my predictions to how things would turn out if the season ended today.
“Broadside Ballads” by The Baseball Project has baseball and rock ‘n roll fans perking up their ears. It’s a fun meshing of two of America’s favorite longstanding pastimes featuring song titles such as (Do The) Triple Crown, Lima Time, Cubs 2010 and more.
With less than 40 games remaining in the MLB regular season, the playoff races are heating up and nowhere is this more evident than in the National League. In contrast to the American League Playoff Race, which now boasts two runaway divisions thanks to the meltdown of the White Sox, the National League still has two division races that are within 3 games.
It’s crunch time as the 2010 MLB season is coming to a close. Let’s decide who has what it takes to come away with a division title in the American League and who will get the final wild card spot.
Yeah, that’s right, you heard me correctly. Instant replay would not have saved Armando Galarraga’s Perfect Game! Umpires are human, they all make mistakes, every single game balls are called strikes and vice versa. Phantom tags are recorded as outs and yes, even perfectly clear force outs sometimes go unnoticed.
Throwing a perfect game still depends on too many external factors, no matter how great of a pitcher you are.
The question I researched is whether throwing a perfect game is really more likely for what are generally regarded as “good pitchers” people like Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and Tim Lincecum or if it is just as likely that an average pitcher could toss his way into the history books by obtaining perfection.