Yet another reason to love the Red Sox

The Triple Crown is one of Baseball’s maximum difficult prizes.  It is handiest awarded to a participant who has the maximum house runs and runs batted in, and who additionally has the best possible league batting moderate.  To provide you with a way of simply how elusive this award is, there was once a 45 12 months hole between Boston’s Carl Yazstremski profitable the triple crown in 1967 and Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera profitable it in 2012.  Most years no one can most sensible all three of the stats.

This 12 months, Boston’s J.D. Martinez is taking a run for it.  He’s tied for many house runs at 39.  He leads RBIs with 114.  He’s 2d in batting moderate with .336 – carefully in the back of teammate Mookie Betts’ .342.  That 0.006 is if truth be told extra of a problem than chances are you’ll assume, however it is believable that Martinez may just pull it off this season.  There are nonetheless 27 video games left, in spite of everything.

But what is cool about Martinez is that he is a robust Second Amendment supporter:

“As maximum of you guys know, I am Cuban-American,” Martinez defined. “Most of my circle of relatives was once run out of Cuba on account of a brutal dictator. It’s horrible…. My oldsters nonetheless discuss members of the family which can be again in Cuba that I will by no means get to meet. And it sucks.” It positive does. Here in the United States, despite the fact that, Martinez can have fun the truth that a closely armed citizenry helped repel subjugation. 

“I love my nation,” Martinez went on to inform the New York Daily News. “I stand through the Constitution and I stand through the Second Amendment.”

Here’s wishing Martinez luck this season, and persisted luck as an envoy for self protection.

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