Baseball-reference.com has a posting on the front page, refreshing every thirty seconds. that will show who hit it when the 250,000th dinger in ML history is recorded later today, if you are into that sort of trivia.

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  • Is that the 250,000th***?

    rootbeerfloat September 8, 2008, 6:32 pm
  • Pretty funny (at least to me) comment on BTF said something about how ARod would hit 249999 and 25001, showing once again how unclutch he is.

    attackgerbil September 8, 2008, 6:36 pm
  • looks like Jason Bay has 249,998

    rootbeerfloat September 8, 2008, 7:22 pm
  • ooops 249,997

    rootbeerfloat September 8, 2008, 7:26 pm
  • Are we treating this as the gamer tonight?

    stuck working September 8, 2008, 7:37 pm
  • Sure, why not? I had plans for a big Series Preview, but work got in the way (stupid job)…

    Paul SF September 8, 2008, 7:45 pm
  • God bless Coco! And Kotsay!
    Wait oops, Kotsay thrown out at 2nd. Oh well, nice hit anyways.

    Atheose September 8, 2008, 8:21 pm
  • Lester suddenly having control issues.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 8, 2008, 8:33 pm
  • Ugh. Sheff? Ugh.

    LocklandSF September 8, 2008, 8:40 pm
  • Better him than Giambi.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 8, 2008, 8:41 pm
  • He made doubly sure..
    #250,000: Gary Sheffield (DET) off Gio Gonzalez (OAK).
    #249,999: Gary Sheffield (DET) off Gio Gonzalez (OAK), Sept. 8.
    #249,998: Magglio Ordonez (DET) off Gio Gonzalez (OAK) , Sept. 8.
    Sheesh. Detroit hammers, and they are in the third inning.

    attackgerbil September 8, 2008, 8:42 pm
  • Would love for that to get rained out so it doesn’t count. That would be funny.
    Not that it matters, this is minutia trivia of the highest order.

    LocklandSF September 8, 2008, 8:44 pm
  • Man, the Red Sox pounced early, but they have made some baserunning blunders since and let Jackson off the ropes. Well…to the 7th!

    Devine September 8, 2008, 8:49 pm
  • Jackson has really ssettled down since the first, and the RS have had two runners thrown out on the bases, plus a CS.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 8, 2008, 9:05 pm
  • 7 2/3 IP for Lester, leaves runners at 2nd and 3rd for Papelbon.

    Devine September 8, 2008, 9:12 pm
  • Lester is amazing. Johan who?

    Atheose September 8, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • Rocco’s sombrero? It is GOLDEN!
    Ath, you and I are on in fantasy playoffs this week! I am somewhat wishing I did not trade you Lidge right now. Hopefully the Phillies will suck and/or Baker will toss a gem.

    Micah-SF September 8, 2008, 9:19 pm
  • God bless Coco! His batting average is now .291! Holy crap!

    Atheose September 8, 2008, 9:22 pm
  • Phew. Still scoreless are them Rays, and Coco is ON FIRE!

    Devine September 8, 2008, 9:23 pm
  • Heh hopefully Lincecum tosses a gem tonight and gets a W for once. If he doesn’t win the NL Cy Young it’s a travesty. Brandon Webb be damned!

    Atheose September 8, 2008, 9:23 pm
  • Booooooo, Coco. Caught stealing.

    Devine September 8, 2008, 9:26 pm
  • Ath: “God bless Coco! His batting average is now .291! Holy crap!”
    Though I’d like to see him with a bit more power, it is nice to have him hitting well and having Jacoby going into the post season.

    BillsBurgSF September 8, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • The Kotsay experiment leading off seems to be paying off well, at least the last few games.

    BillsBurgSF September 8, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • An awful night on the bases can be rendered moot if Papelbon gets 3 outs before giving up 3 runs.

    Devine September 8, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • Kotsay has a line of .291/.346/.438 leading off in his career, in 310 games. Only better line is when he hits 7th, go figure.
    Spent most of his career hitting 2nd. Not gonna happen when you’ve got Laser Show! Though I’m wondering why they didn’t keep Pedro hitting 4th and plug in Youk 2nd in the batting order.

    BillsBurgSF September 8, 2008, 9:38 pm
  • Anybody watching? Pitch 3 to Aybar on game day showed high and tight.

    BillsBurgSF September 8, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • 2 outs, then a base hit.

    Devine September 8, 2008, 9:42 pm

    BillsBurgSF September 8, 2008, 9:44 pm
  • Winner, winner, half game back!

    Devine September 8, 2008, 9:45 pm
  • Niiiiiiiice. Almost getting confident enough about the division to feel bad for the Rays…but they’ll be happy with the wild card, I think.

    stuck working September 8, 2008, 9:46 pm
  • If the Yankees beat the Angels, Sox will be 1 GB for best record in MLB. If the Angels beat the Yankees…it will just be fun!

    Devine September 8, 2008, 9:46 pm
  • Got a little worried there, one of the few times I stepped into a gamer, late in the game no less, and Paps give’s up a 2 out hit to Hinske, though I was going to get blamed for the opposite of Ath going out in the rain. He is about 60 miles down I-64 (I’m in Williamsburg, VA, he’s in Virginia Beach, VA)

    BillsBurgSF September 8, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • OK, so is this what Yank fans have felt like all those years when they were knocking on the door in Sept??? If the Sox come back and win the division, will that make the Ray’s the new Sox?

    BillsBurgSF September 8, 2008, 9:49 pm
  • I would like to thank Jason Bay for hitting his home run in the first to make it a 3-run lead and thus taking away much of the stress this game might have had.

    Devine September 8, 2008, 10:02 pm
  • Any hits the 249,997th of all time!!!!

    BillsBurgSF September 8, 2008, 10:07 pm
  • Devine, you sound like you are accepting an award on behalf of SF everywhere!
    I’d also like to thank John Lester for only scattering 6 hits while striking out 9 to get hit 14th win!

    BillsBurgSF September 8, 2008, 10:10 pm
  • Am I rooting for the Yankees AGAIN? I’m afraid I am… I never thought the Sox would be within striking distance of the Angels.

    Paul SF September 8, 2008, 10:22 pm