Smokin’ Joe Blanton!

Congratulations to Joe Blanton, pitcher for the Phillies who led his team to a 10-2 win over the Rays last night. He must have been channeling Babe Ruth because not only was he dominant on the mound, he also hit a screaming home run which was only the 14th World Series homer by a pitcher in MLB history and the first since 1974! Although I’m a natural Boston Red Sox fan, I’ve always liked the National League for its style of baseball including the pitcher hitting in the line-up. I think it’s more well-rounded and true to the roots of the game. There’s nothing like watching a talented player get the job done both on the mound and at the plate.


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