Or something like that. In Ken Davidoff's column today, the note came up that Gary Sheffield will play in his 52nd ballpark by season's end (provided he stay healthy), a record among current players.
Sheffield said that Minute Maid Park, in Houston, was his all-time favorite. "For some reason, I see the ball well there. I hit the ball well there. I like the atmosphere there."
He's not kidding. In nine games at the Astros' home, totaling 46 plate appearances, Sheffield has eight homers, a .587 on-base percentage and a 1.195 slugging percentage.