Fundman sends this suggestion, regarding the HBP thing I mentioned last week.
As the blog says, it is:
Dedicated to Craig Biggio and his (probably unintentional) Quest to break the all time major league career record for getting hit by pitches.
So, the current standings are:
Hughie Jennings 287
Craig Biggio 285
Tommy Tucker 272
Don Baylor 267
Projected HBP total for Biggio, at end of season total = 287
And, end of season matters, since Biggio is retiring.
C'mon, pitchers, you bunch of pussweilers! Plunk Biggio. He is in the Hall anyway, but all time HBP leader is quite a feather in your cap. Or, quite a bruise on your boom-boom.
(Gratitude to Fundman. An excellent tip.)