Sunday, June 17, 2007

Giving Somerset its due

A technical glitch on the main site kept yesterday's "Promotion of the Day" from appearing properly. Somerset of the Atlantic League deserves the credit, especially since The Dugout thinks their giveaway was pretty cool. Here is how the entry should have appeared:

Jeff and Graig Nettles Bobble-head – Somerset Patriots

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Graig Nettles was a star third baseman in the late 1970s and early 1980s for the New York Yankees. His son Jeff hasn't experienced that kind of success as a professional, spending just a couple of seasons for the Yankees’ Triple-A franchise. For the Patriots, however, Jeff is one of the all-time greats. He’s the career leader in RBIs and is second in home runs, hits and doubles. The father and son are immortalized on one bobble-head in one of the coolest Father’s Day giveaways ever.

Free fireworks in: Albuquerque, Bowie, Camden, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Fort Wayne, Frederick, Hagerstown, Iowa, Kane County, Kannapolis, Montgomery, Nashville, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rochester, San Antonio, Trenton, West Michigan, West Virginia, Wilmington and York.

Watson keeps going: Columbus' Brandon Waston extended his hitting streak to 42 games last night, tying an International League record that has stood for 95 years. His fourth-inning double brought him into a tie with Jack Lelivelt, who set the record in 1912.

Brandon Watson extended his hitting streak to 42 games, matching a 95-year-old International League record, as Columbus edged host Ottawa, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon. The hit made Watson a star on SportsCenter.

As of right now (1:54 p.m., Sunday) Watson is 0-2 in his attempt to break the record.

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