1) No, that wasn't vintage Big Unit in Washington for win No. 300.
So who's next? I'm not about to say it won't happen again or no active player will get there; Johnson proved the fallacy of ruling out what's possible with world-class competitors. The best guesses would be
By the way, did you notice the final score in Washington yesterday for No. 51? It was 5-1.
2) Johnson is also a member of the more exclusive 400-homer club. Only 11 pitchers have served up more than 400 homers, with Johnson having joined the club this year. No. 1 on the list is
But keep your eye on
Johnson joined Niekro,
3) OK, time to take a written test to see if you qualify for your learner's permit to be a manager. You've just lost a 5-1 lead in the eighth inning to the Dodgers. The game is now tied. The Dodgers have the go-ahead run at second base with two outs. (First base is open.) The batter is
A) Walk Blake and pitch to Ethier (lefty-on-lefty).
If you answered A or B, congratulations, you have the smarts to possibly be a big-league manager someday. And if you answered C, well, actually, somehow you