USSM Year-end Best-of: May 2006
5-3: Bloomquist and Lopez discuss Bloomquist being on fire
5-4: Why the players’ union should support the minor league umpires’ strike
5-10: Doyle Day
A kid did a sweep-the-bases thing and after he was done, he brushed off the umpireâ€™s feet, and the ump gave him a ball. Implied message: do as youâ€™re told and debase yourself to authority, and youâ€™ll be rewarded.
Pujolsâ€™ hot start makes a run at the title possible, and unless we see a dramatic shift in sentiment, heâ€™ll be given every opportunity teams can spare to make sure his path is clear.
Pujols, of course, got injured and missed a little time, but you essentially can’t miss any time and challenge a season hitting record.
5-28: Just jaw-droppingly horrible. Dave tears into Hargrove over a particularly, even for Hargrove, bad game.
The “Charting Felix” series started in May: on 5-17, the beginning. 5-22 (pitch variation, more changes, please). 5-26: Charting Felix against the Twins: see Felix succeed and fail with his pitch selection