Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending May 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network. In six games last week, Votto led the Majors with a .583 batting average (14-for-24) and a .655 on-base percentage. The three-time N.L. All-Star ranked among league leaders with a .917 slugging percentage (2nd), 14 hits (T-2nd), 22 total bases (3rd) and seven runs scored (T-3rd) while clubbing two home runs with five RBI. Votto had five multi-hit performances last week and extended his current hitting streak to eight games Continue reading
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 19th. Masterson went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 20 strikeouts and five walks in 16.0 innings pitched over a pair of starts to claim his first career A.L. Player of the Week Award and the first for a Cleveland hurler since CC Sabathia in 2008. Justin is the second Indian to be tabbed with a weekly honor this month after teammate Ryan Raburn won for the week ending May 5th. Among pitching leaders, Masterson was tops in the Majors Continue reading
Michael J. Fox is returning to TV — and actually using Parkinson’s Disease for comedic gold. NBC released the first trailer for the not-so-subtly titled “The Michael J. Fox Show,” which will debut on Thursday nights in Fall 2013. In the comedy series loosely based on Fox’s own life, the former “Spin City” star plays an NBC reporter who returns to work after taking time off to focus on his health. And while Michael’s Parkinson’s does play into the storyline of the show as well, the trailer plays up the funny and delivers some great jokes.