Players cleared both benches three times.
Now this is how you get Miggy's attention.
Have we, as a nation, lost our bearings? Have we lost all sense of proportion? The jubilation and near-hysterical levels of enthusiasm in response to American Pharoah winning horse racing's Triple Crown were not only wretchedly excessive, they were nutty.
Pujols is the 26th player to hit 500 or more home runs in the big leagues, but 20 years ago there were only 15 players in this select group. Nonetheless, Pujols is one of the great hitters in the game's history, and his strong start in 2014 indicates that he may be able to, at least partially, reverse the steady decline he has experienced since 2009.
One of these is none other than Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. Let's face it; you don't have to be a baseball guru to have guessed that Miguel Cabrera was going to be at the top of the list for his second American League MVP award.
The Giants' decision to keep erstwhile two time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, who has had two distinctly sub-par years in a row, from becoming a free agent by signing him to a two-year contract valued at $35 million, deserves some scrutiny.