In the history of the World Series, only three players have ever hit three home-runs in a single game: Babe Ruth (twice), Reggie Jackson in 1977, and the St. Louis Cardinals Luis Pujols, just last season.
Add a fourth now in the San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval.
The man with the less than svelte body (who was dubbed "Kung Fu Panda" in 2009 by teammate Barry Zito) hit three home-runs in his first three at-bats in San Francisco last night, leading the Giants to a stunningly easy 8-3 victory over the man considered to be the Best Pitcher on the Planet, the Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander.
You'll have to forgive my eagerness to want to convey this information, but as a native San Franciscan I'm really into this series. And if Detroit can win tonight they will have evened the series going back to the Motor City for three games, meaning that they can still win this Series in 5 games, which a lot of folks predicted would be the case. If you dig fall baseball (and aren't a Tigers fan), it's damn exciting.
Barack Obama has been dogged by questions about what he would actually do if given the opportunity to lead this nation for four more years. In an interview with the Des Moines Register yesterday, he gave some clues.
In case you forgot, there is a battle going for control of the U.S. Senate that will be decided in 12 days. The GOP has seen its chances diminish with Todd Akin's controversial remarks on rape back in August. Now Indiana's Richard Mourdock has stepped into some trouble with his remarks on the subject regarding abortions.
And the issue of sequestration has risen up after President Obama's said on Monday night that the automatic (and dramatic) spending cuts to both domestic and defense programs will not happen. At a campaign appearance for Senate candidate Connie Mack IV on Tuesday night, John McCain took offense at Obama's remarks.