Five (well four) Non Political Thoughts plus daPodcast under the Fedora

There are few problems that can’t be, if not solved, made to feel less painful for an hour by finding a good small diner to sit and eat while reading a real good book. That clears the mind most excellently.

Speaking of small diners I was at my local one this morning nextdoor to the now closed Romano’s Market when I saw Michelle the young lady who Mike said 10 years ago could be a good butcher there with her five year old daughter. She’s back to being a full time Nanny and loves it but she does miss the shop and the people.

Simply seeing her there made me feel great, and it seems to me that a lot of the old Romano’s crowd has been finding itself at that diner lately.

Tax season is here and for some reason I just have not been motivated to get started I know the clock is ticking and there is a lot to do but nothing seems to be moving me.

I wonder if that’s a product of age?

My Dynasty All times great league is in playoff modes as of this writing the 1954 Cleveland Indians hold a 3-1 lead over the 1970 Orioles while the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers and 1962 San Francisco Giants have yet to begin their series due to scheduling conflicts among the managers.

However we do have your MVP’s and Cy Young votes in

AL MVP Joe Dimaggio 1939 NYY NL MVP Gil Hodges 1955 Bkyn & Rosgers Hornsby 1929 Cubs (tie)

AL Cy Young Tex Hughson 1947 Bos, NL Cy Young Sandy Koufax 1965 LAD

Here are the leaders in the various categories overall leaders are in bold

Battling AL Dimaggio 39 NYY .373, NL Hodges 55 Brk .371

OBP AL Williams 46 Bos .456 NL Hodges 55 Brk .456

Slug AL Simmons 29 Phil (AL) .651 NL Hodges 55 Brk .639

OB+Slug AL Dimaggio 39 NYY 1.070 NL Hodges 55 Brk 1.095

Runs AL Dimaggio 39 NYY 142 NL Mays 62 SF 150

Hits AL Dimaggio 39 NYY 228 NL Hodges 55 Brk 225

Doubles AL Greenberg 34 Det 75 NL Hodges 55 Brk 46

Triples AL Goslin Wash, Rice Wash 24 NL Hopp 42 Stl 21

Home Runs AL Powell 70 Balt Simmons 29 Phil (AL) 42 NL Aaron 57 Mil 51

RBI AL Greenberg 34 Det 159 NL Wilson 29 Cubs 159

Stolen Bases AL North 73 Oak 18 NL Wills 65 LAD 80

Walks AL Williams 46 Bos 160 NL Robinson 55 Brk 116


ERA AL Hughson 46 Bos 2.94 NL Seaver 69 Mets 2.19

Wins AL Blue 73 Oak 20 NL Drysdale 65 LAD Newccombe 55 Brk 21

Losses AL Fischer 34 Det 19 NL Johnson 71 Pit 20

Saves AL Klinger 46 Bos 32 NL Labine 55 Brk 24

Blown Saves AL Narleski 54 Cle 5 NL Bolin 62 SF McMahon 57 Mil 7

Innings Pitched AL Blue 73 Oak 279 NL Seaver 69 Mets 279 2/3

Strikeouts AL Grove 29 Phil (AL) 211 NL Koufax 65 LAD 323

All stats below require a min of 154 IP to qualify

K per 9 inn AL Earnshaw 29 Phil (AL) 7.30 NL Koufax 65 LAD 10.98

BB per 9 inn AL Hughson 46 Bos 1.50 NL Newcombe 55 Brk 1.43

Avg against AL Blue 73 Oak .204 NL Seaver 69 Mets .180

WHIP AL Hughson Bos 1.05 NL Koufax 65 Lad 0.93

HR per 9 Inn AL Garcia 54 Cle 0.40 NL O’Dell SF 0.48

Finally if you missed Friday’s live podcast “Biden My Time” You can watch it here

If you’re free and awake Monday at 12:35 AM I’ll be back for the next live stream

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