Derek Jeter, Joe Mauer and Roy Halladay top the list of most popular MLB player jerseys heading into the new 2011 season.
The New York Yankees shortstop, Minnesota Twins catcher and Philadelphia Phillies pitching ace rank 1-3 on the list released Wednesday by MLB and the MLB Players Association. The rankings are based on sales of official Majestic jerseys during the 2010 calendar year.
The Phillies boast three players in the Top 10 while the Yankees have two. Here’s the list: 1) Jeter 2) Mauer 3) Halladay 4) Chase Utley, Phillies 5) Cliff Lee, Phillies 6) Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals 7) Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox 9) Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 10) Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants.
The Yankees sell the most licensed merchandise among MLB clubs. The Red Sox are second and the Los Angeles Dodgers rank third. Here’s the Top 10 list by clubs: 1) Yankess 2) Red Sox 3) Dodgers 4) Phillies 5) Chicago Cubs 6) Cardinals 7 Chicago White Sox Atlanta Braves 9) Twins 10) Detroit Tigers
This season of HBO’s Entourage has had it’s far share of athletes to appear with even a cameo from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will be appearing on the season finale on September 12th. No word on what the scene is about but other guest include Christiana Aguilera, Eminem, Drew Brees, Jordan Farmer, and Kevin Love.
In addition to Howard’s appearance on Entourage he and Phillies second baseman Chase Utley shot an episode for perhaps the funniest show on television It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is entering it’s sixth season starting September 16 at 9 PM CST on FX. No word when that episode will air.
The Philadelphia Phillies bats have been in slump that has lasted a month now and the best way to break out of a slump is to bring on the baseball voodoo. The Phillies about a month ago where the best hitting team in the National League and now sit 12th, hitting just .255 as a team plus have dropped to 12th in the league in runs scored. Dropping them to third in the National League East.
Something needed to be done and second baseman Chase Utley found the solution, he must talk to the Baseball Gods and out came some baseball voodoo. He arranged several bats, an apple, an orange, a banana, a can of Red Bull, a tin of chewing tobacco, batting gloves and a few vitamins in a pattern next to his locker and made a sacrifice to the Baseball Gods.
The Phillies then went on to explode for six runs off New York Yankees A.J. Burnett Wednesday night, including a three-run triple by Shane Vicotorino and back-to-back homers by Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth.
Baseball Gods are always watching.
This Jakk Frost and Freeway Philadelphia anthem was suppose to be kicked off after the Phillies won the 105th World Series in five games. At least Chase Utley and I will always have the letter:
I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so much alike. I would love to meet you someday, it would be great to have a catch. I know I can’t throw as fast as you, but I think you would be impressed with my speed. I love your hair. You run fast. Did you have a good relationship with your father? Me neither. These are all things we can talk about, and more. I know you have not been getting my letters because I know you would write back if you did. And I hope you write back this time and we get to be good friends. I am sure our relationship would be a real home run.