Sunday, April 17, 2011
Top games of the week: April 10 to April 16Posted by Max Marchi
Another week of baseball is in the books.
The top five games of the past seven days follow:
date game stars 04-12 Rangers @ Tigers ** 04-11 Athletics @ White Sox ** 04-12 Reds @ Padres * 04-10 Cubs @ Brewers * 04-12 Athletics @ White Sox *
What does it take to get a five-star game? Point to the article More than three decades of exciting games and scroll down to the 1974-to-present top 10 list: Those games set the standard for getting five stars.
The Angels @ Yankess 13-inning Game Two of the 2009 ALCS is an example of a four-stars game, while the back-to-back extra-inning affairs of the epic 2004 ALCS between Boston and New York (Game Four - Game Five) would be given three stars.
After creating a baseball rendition of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper cover, Max began his baseball writing because he needed an excuse to show the picture. He wrote for an Italian audience for six years before making the jump to The Hardball Times. You can contact him by e-mail.