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Mike Cameron Drives Padres Into Playoffs
MIKE CAMERON DRIVES PADRES INTO PLAYOFFS ONE OF 2 MIKES WHO LEFT NYC FOR NEW LIFE WEST COAST
POSING FOR THE FANS
It was only
One Game and One HomeRun
but What a Game and What a HomeRun
Mike Cameron’s 5th inning HomeRun Saturday against Arizona gave San Diego a 3-1 Victory but so much more when he crushed a curve ball 455 ft. into the left field stands. It guaranteed the Padres a slot in the Playoffs as they battle Los Angeles into the final regular game of the season Sunday for each as both eliminated Philadelphia and now they fight for First Place in the West.
Whether the Padres finish 1st or 2nd one of the key players who will lead San Diego in it quest for a World Championship is Mike Cameron. Both Cameron and Mike Piazza the 2 notable New York Mets cast offs from last season who have found New Life down at the southern tip of the West Coast. Cameron 5 years Piazza’s junior is making $7+ million to Piazza’s ‘paltry’ $1+Million.
Their Season Stats playing for San Diego are unusually similar as each has played a significant role in the Padres fortunes this season. Cameron batting .268 to Piazza’s .281. Cameron 22 HomeRuns Piazza 22 HomeRuns. Cameron 83 RBIs Piazza 67 RBIs. On Base Percentage Cameron .355 Piazza .340. Slugging Percentage Cameron .482 Piazza .496. Damn similar. As for Saturday afternoon’s game Cameron was the Hero while Piazza did not play. At all.
Whether or not San Diego plays the New York Mets in the First Round remains to be decided Sunday afternoon. If they do Open in New York Tuesday evening be sure one of the story lines that will Play Big will be the return of The Two Mikes to Shea. As for the future Mike Cameron is certain to be back in 2007 no matter the results for San Diego in October. As for The Other Mike no word from the Padres yet IF they will pick up his option for another year but it sure is likely. Piazza will make it a NO Brainer IF he has a Great Post-Season.
Should the Padres knock off
The New York Mets
in the First Round or
the Nationals League
Championship to follow
expect Big Things from
The Two Mikes to
get them that far even
all the Way to a
San Diego vs. Oakland
World Series how
unlikely is that
( and Bud Selig’s Worst 2006 Nightmare )
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THE TWO MIKES