Week: May 2-8
Current standing in league: 5th out of 12
My Player of the Week: Josh Hamilton (center fielder, Rangers) with 1 home run, 6 RBI, 5 runs, 1 stolen base and a .333 batting average
Hamilton is the first American Leaguer I have honored in this space. Though I didn't plan it that way, mine is predominantly a National League team. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, but as I've spent my life in American League markets, I don't feel I know the National League game as well. The double-switch, for instance, seems downright exotic to me.
Happy Mother's Day! It's snowing at our house. Ah, Vermont...