July 4th – A Look Back
July 4th is a special day in the history of our great country. We're you aware though that July 2nd might actually be a more important day? If you have no idea what I'm talking about make sure you give Celebrating the 4th a read. That article also has some interesting tidbits about what we eat this holiday, about Jose Canseco who hit his 30th homer on this date in 1999 (Jose Bautista leads baseball with 27 homers) an about a certain pitcher who in 1974 made an appearance in his 14th consecutive game on this date.
For those of you into hot dog eating, today is Nathan's 97th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest from Coney Island, New York. Joey Chestnut, from my hood in the Bay Area, won for the 6th time.
For more on the contest, here's a write up I did a couple of years ago on July 4th titled Is Competitive Eating a Sport?
Oh, in case you missed it, here is how you can get your hands on the BaseballGuys.com 2012 Rest of The Way Rankings of 525 players for the second half.
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- Kevin Durant posts 3rd triple-double of the year
- Anthony Davis ties career-high with 32 points
- Titans put RB Chris Johnson on the trade block
- Curry's minutes will be limited Sunday night
- Garnett will miss his fifth straight game Sunday
- Jets release Pro-Bowl CB Antonio Cromartie
- Cards signed Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz
"Improving Padres made quiet try for Headley, but free agency looms" http://t.co/Ipwc8lADld
RT @charginthemound: youre dead on with CJ Wilson, since becoming a starter & ballpark but a guy always overlooked & under appreciated.
Baez maybe Sept. Polanco, June? RT @ksufan7227: when do u see Gregory Polanco or Beaz being called up