If you thought “Official Luxury Car of the New York Yankees” was too much, get a load of what they’re doing in Milwaukee: Every Milwaukee Brewers fan knows what Bernie Brewer does after every home run: He slides down a slide. But in an era where everything is for sale, the Brewers have managed to […]
A look at which players have wound up on my fantasy teams most frequently.
Remember the Japanese schoolgirl (hello search engine-driven hits!) who got drafted to pitch in that independent league? She has made her debut: Japan’s first female professional baseball player made her debut Friday, striking out one batter in the ninth inning. Eri Yoshida, a 17-year-old who throws a sidearm knuckleball, took the mound during Kobe 9 […]
Allen Barra lays the lumber to Derek Jeter: This will be Jeter’s 14th season (not counting 1995, when he only played 15 games), and judging from the blogs and radio call-in shows, Yankee fans are assuming that he is a walking Hall of Famer, but I don’t necessarily think that’s true. If he pulled a […]
Yesterday I ran two posts about potential unrest in the Land of the Lords of the Realm. You can read them here and here. Upshot: even billionaire playboys are not immune to the current economic downturn, and in fact they are particularly vulnerable if they either (a) depend on real estate for their fortune or […]
I felt a great disturbance in the fantasy baseball Force, as if millions of Matt Wieters owners cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced: The Orioles told top prospect Matt Wieters on Thursday that he will be reassigned to the Triple-A Norfolk roster effective Monday. Manager Dave Trembley met with Wieters after Thursday’s exhibition […]
The Reds are going with a dollar menu at Great American Ballpark this year: It might seem just like a fast-food restaurant when you walk into Great American Ball Park for a Reds game this season. The Cincinnati Reds’ concessionaire is launching a value menu, offering a few food and drink items for a dollar. […]
Today at THT will run later today (maybe). I got a late start this morning — I blame the cold medicine — and can’t devote the time to it I’ll need to. The line for complaints forms on the left. I’ll be on the right. Regular blogging will resume on its usual schedule. The line […]
Feeling confident donning my white lab coat, I’ll take a look at another roster.
Carpenter repair? And what about the defense?
The numbers say they may surprise
Hint: It is easier to find position scarcity than you think.
A look at the relationship between how hard a pitcher throws and his ability to prevents hits on balls in play.