Better than goose eggs

Cardinals farmhand Brad Thompson of the Tennesse Smokies threw six shutout innings on Friday night, running his string of scoreless innings to 52, two short of the minor-league record.

The local Krispy Kreme franchise in Sevierville has promised Thompson free donuts for life if he breaks the record.

That’s got to be better than whatever major-league-consecutive-shutout-innnings-record-holder Orel Hershiser got for announcing his intention to attend a theme park in the aftermath of the Dodgers’ World Series victory in 1988.

Original comments…

Levi: And I forgot to mention the next-best thing about this story: the holder of the record is Urban Shocker, regular denizen of the upper-reaches of lists of the best baseball names.

Steve: I hope he gets the record because as far as I’m concerned baseball can’t have enough fat pitchers.

thatbob: Say, isn’t it about time you guys got represented at, which cross-references area bloggers by CTA and Metra stop?

Jason: The local Krispy Kreme doughnut flavor of the week (or month, I forget which) is Strawberry Shortcake. I highly recommend purchasing a few if available in your area.

Jason: I also used to have a Smokies hat back when they were the Knoxville Smokies. I even purchased it in Evanston at some corner sports apparel shop that might not even be around anymore.

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