July 9, 2017 by Shannon Michael Smith
They can’t be stopped.
In 2001, the Mariners had 63 wins before the break after playing 87 games. The 1998 Yankees (they ended up sweeping the Padres in the W.S. that year) stood at 61-20 before the break. Man, all this break talk is getting us hungry for Kit Kat bars…
It took ten innings and a walk-off win to do it, but the Dodgers reached 60 wins last night against Kansas City. Bellinger blasted his 25th jack of the year. Today, Los Dogs will go for their 61st win before the All-Star break. Can you dig it?
Fourteen or fight!
King Kersh goes for his 14th win of the season this afternoon. He’ll face Danny Duffy, who’s great-great grandfather, Daffy Duffy, was a riot on the vaudeville circuit back in the day. Daffy’s brother, Duff Duffy, was a brilliant bayonet wielder in WWI as well…and who can forget the brilliant Vegas comedian of the ‘60s, Dinky Duffy, who ruled the stage at Circus Circus for so long.
Gimme a break!
All-Star action is on the horizon and the good time-gang will have about a week off. Not to fear, rascalsoftheravine readers! We’ll have lots to say about the HR Derby and such. We may even throw in an article or two about Dodger greats of the past. Y’hear that, Hee-Seop Choi?
Until next time, mirth-seekers!
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