Talking Points: Milestones in reach
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
We’re officially back on Derek Jeter watch as the Yankees’ shortstop resumes his quest for 3,000 career hits.
The Yankees brought Jeter back from the disabled list on Monday and he remained stuck on 2,994 with an 0 for 4 game at Cleveland.
Two more road games with fewer than six hits could make the Yankees happy given that Jeter could possibly attain his career mark before the faithful at Yankee Stadium.
Otherwise it’s wait until after the All-Star break and an eight-game road trip for the Bronx Bombers.
We’re sure Toronto or Tampa Bay wouldn’t mind a surge in ticket sales.
One career number that is taking a back seat is home runs by Jim Thome, this year of the Minnesota Twins.
Did you know he has 595 homers after hitting one on Sunday?
Did you know that only seven players have more than that? As in the 600-plus level??
And we’re pretty sure Thome would fall under the category of “doing it the right way.”
We see that July 29 is “Sonics Celebration Night” at Safeco Field where the Mariners will play the Tampa Bay Rays. Former Sonics players and coaches will be honored before the game.
Talking Points wonders if Kevin Durant got his invite yet.