Plunk Biggio - the beginning
It is not widely known, as far as I can tell, that the Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio is closing in on an all time major league baseball record set over 100 years ago. He needs to be hit by a pitch 28 more times to break the career record for hit-by-pitches.
I think this is pretty amazing and needs to be further publicized. The name of this blog should not be taken as an endorsement of throwing at Craig Biggio, but getting hit by a pitch is part of the game. Whether he's leaning in and taking one for the team, or just battling for his spot in the batters box, something must be said for Biggio's toughness for standing in there after being struck so many times.
So, this blog is devoted for that pursuit of the record. Hopefully he'll make it this year, and I hope some other people, Astros fans and media, get on board with this and give the proper respect for this quest.