The dog days of summer are nearly upon us, sports fans. Unless something incredible happens for the San Jose Sharks and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Final will be over by Friday night.
That means that two horribly unspectacular championship series will usher us into the next few months of slow grinding through pre-All-Star MLB and international soccer until the Olympics and NFL preseason starts. And if you’re anything like me, you find it hard to get pumped about the first 90 or so games of the MLB season. That’s so just so much baseball to watch that will inevitably be forgotten once the real action begins.
We don’t really get the lay of the land until late July once the World Series home league is set and someone has inconsequentially won the Home Run Derby. Unless you are a Golden State Warriors fan or Pittsburgh Penguins fan, you’re going to need something to sustain you until August, when the world’s best athletes will try their best to survive contracting the Zika virus in Rio.
Luckily though, from time to time, baseball delivers some exciting record-breaking in the early summer months; despite the fact that the stakes are still so low. So there is hope for us yet! It may not be a definite, but I think that we can all agree that until it’s Michael Phelps time, we’ll take what we can get. So without further ado, here are some of the best MLB records to be broken in June or July.