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.
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 http://www.chicagobloggers.com/, 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.