Talking Points: Philly or Seattle?
Monday, August 1, 2011
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
As quickly as players are coming to Philadelphia, they are just as fast in leaving Seattle.
Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard was part of a three-team deal on Sunday and is now with the Red Sox. The Mariners received prospects.
The Phillies received Hunter Pence from the Astros not long after the Eagles landed top free agent Nnamdi Asomugha.
The Seahawks? Well, they jettisoned Lofa Tatupu on Sunday with no real backup plan.
Now, which city would you rather be a fan of?
Back in 1990, the Seattle Mariners held a Guaranteed No-Hitter Night at the Kingdome.
Perhaps the Detroit Tigers should set something up for Justin Verlander’s next start. Or any start for that matter.
How crazy is this guy? He’s thrown one no-hitter this year and nearly bagged two more since.
Wrote John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press on Sunday: “Those first 23 outs showed why Verlander is a threat to throw a no-hitter every time out.”
Verlander was attempting to become the fourth pitcher since 1900 to throw three career no-hitters, joining Bob Feller (three), Sandy Koufax (four) and Nolan Ryan (seven). Verlander pitched a no-hitter at Toronto in May and has lost two more bids in the eighth inning this year.
Oh yeah, and the giveaway for kids in attendance in Detroit was a poster commemorating, of all things, Verlander’s no-hitter against the Blue Jays.
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