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OpenThread: World Series Game 5

World Series - Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros - Game Five Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

This could be the last MLB baseball game of the year. Braves up 3-1.

I see that Jerry Remy passed away, just a few days short of his 69th birthday. Remy’s been a broadcaster for the Red Sox for years and years. Before that, he was a second baseman for the Angels and then the Red Sox. He had a 10-year MLB career, hitting .275/.327/.328.

He’s an example of a type of player you don’t see anymore. A middle infielder who really didn’t get on base well (except in his very best years). He stole some bases early in his career but was caught at a rate that would make today’s managers put up the stop sign. And no power. He had 7 home runs career. His last home run came in his fourth season (of 10).

Back in those days, there was a lot of that type of middle infielder. A guy that didn’t do anything well enough to earn all the at-bats he got.

He made one All-Star team, hitting .278/.321/.350 that year.

But he had a personality.

Today’s lineups:

Today's Lineups

Jose Altuve - 2B Jorge Soler - RF
Michael Brantley - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Carlos Correa - SS Ozzie Albies - 2B
Yordan Alvarez - LF Austin Riley - 3B
Yuli Gurriel - 1B Eddie Rosario - LF
Kyle Tucker - CF Adam Duvall - CF
Alex Bregman - 3B Travis d'Arnaud - C
Martin Maldonado - C Dansby Swanson - SS
Framber Valdez - LHP Drew Smyly - LHP
Framber Valdez - LHP Drew Smyly - LHP