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In Praise Of A Happy Hit Streak

Little known rule around Deadspin world headquarters: When a hitting streak — one of our favorite baseball occurrences — reaches 30 games, we are obliged to honor the achievement with its own post. Therefore, congratulations to Phillies second baseman Chase Utley — his name sounds like one of the pilots in Top Gun —…

The Closer: Goodbye To Jimmy

Notes from a day of baseball ...
• 1. That's All, Folks. The Phillies' Jimmy Rollins ended his hit streak yesterday, at 38 games, in a 4-2 loss to the Cardinals. (Who are 3-0, by the way.) We are big fans of Rollins — particularly when he shaves his head; he had some cornrows last year that were pretty brutal, in a…

The Jimmy Rollins Conundrum

Figuring out what to do with all those steroid home run records is one thing. But what about Jimmy Rollins? It's a little odd, is it not, to be tracking one of the great all-time baseball records over the course of two seasons? The Phillies' shortstop had a 36-game hitting streak going into 2005 when he was faced…