Twenty players are going 20/20 ... almost

Updated: March 28, 2008, 2:49 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Before we get to today's blog topic, I'd like to share some good news. Today was my second day co-hosting the Baseball Today podcast with Peter Pascarelli. I've always been a baseball fan first and fantasy baseball player second, believing it just doesn't work nearly as well the other way around. I play many fantasy sports, but the ones I like the best are naturally the sports I like the most, baseball, football and basketball. My Best Ball Challenge skills, for example, are lacking a bit. Anyway, everyone knows about the very successful Fantasy Focus podcast, with my esteemed colleagues Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz, and I've been fortunate to fill in on that show a few times. Now you can hear myself and Pascarelli talk about the great game of baseball Monday through Friday, with the news of the day, special guests (on Friday, we had Rockies manager Clint Hurdle) and e-mails. Check out ESPN PodCenter for the Fantasy Focus and Baseball Today.


Three players managed to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in 2007. It's not so easy, you know. David Wright did it. So did Jimmy Rollins and Brandon Phillips. Hanley Ramirez missed by one home run, and rookie Chris Young by three stolen bases. It was a special season, really, since Alfonso Soriano was the only player to reach this hallowed mark in either 2005 or 2006, and the only one to come all that close.