Saturday, July 24, 2010

Perez seven steals from GBL record

Wilver Perez swiped three bases in last night's double-header sweep over the Yuma Scorpions to close to within seven steals of setting a new single-season GBL record for stolen bases in a season. Perez now has 45 steals on the year; the GBL record is currently held by Jonny Kaplan, who stole 51 bases for the Long Beach Armada in 2007. The diminutive Kaplan now plays right field for the Calgary Vipers (he has 16 steals this season).

Wilver is looking like he'll definitely break the record before the end of the home stand. With another double-header tonight at RAP (5:05 PM start), he could break the record as early as Sunday afternoon.  My money says he'll do it Monday or Tuesday though.

Seal Blubber Bits

In honour of the induction of Andre Dawson into the Baseball Hall of Fame, we present this video tribute to the Montreal Expos. "The Hawk" is the second Expo to be inducted in the HoF (following Gary "Kid" Carter's induction) and he won't be the last. I wouldn't be surprised to see both Tim Raines and Felipe Alou (as a manager) inducted as Montreal Expos. Go Spos!