A link to this week’s roundtable discussion on who will be 2009′s Ryan Ludwick and Cliff Lee.
It didn’t come here, but I’m off the clock at NBC and it’s the kind of thing that sparks good discussions on ShysterBall. In response to my post criticizing baseball for making all players wear number 42 on Jackie Robinson day, reader Web-Gem had this to say: This is not a “tribute”, this is MLB’s […]
They didn’t cut corners anywhere else on Yankee Stadium, so why start with the artwork? Art broker Tracie Speca has been working 16-hour days for the past six weeks to install 1,300 vintage photographs worth a total of at least $5 million in the stadium’s clubs, hallways and restaurants. Ms. Speca saved whimsical images for […]
In 2002, Tom Hicks famously sat on the deck of his yacht — less than a year after signing Alex Rodriguez to a $250 million contract, mind you — and excoriated fellow owners for not being more careful with their money. The levels of hypocrisy there were already off the charts, but it has only […]
Ex-baseball blogger, noted presidential historian, world class librarian, vehement Cleveland-hater, and longtime ShysterBall reader Bob Timmerman left a comment in ATH this morning about Orlando Hudson hitting for the cycle: You forget that Dodgers fans had almost been like the Jews in the desert traveling to the Promised Land with the cycle. It had been […]
I don’t know much about what goes into deciding where All-Star games are held, but I can’t recall the process being subject to intense, Olympic-style lobbying, can you? The Reds are pursuing an All-Star date for 2013, Karen Forgus, the club’s senior vice president of business operations, said on Monday. “We’re pushing hard on it,” […]
I used to pretend to be Gene Garber when I played little league, figuring that if I couldn’t throw the ball very fast, the least I could do was to be deceptive. Unfortunately, my coaches were less impressed with my deception than they were with my velocity, so I continued to catch a little and […]
Sorry it’s been dead today, but work and other stuff has taken much of the wind out of my sails. In the meantime, for your edification and enjoyment, here are the five NBC posts I did this morning: My first impressions of Citi Field. Given that I saw it from the same perspective most of […]
Should you buy or sell the hot start?
A discussion on why we shouldn’t worry too much about April numbers.
Padres 6, Mets 5: I watched this one, as did many of you I’m sure. Allowing the winning run on a three-base error followed by a balk ain’t exactly starting things off in the new park with a bang, is it? I gotta say, though, I love the fact that those guys in the restaurant […]
Onto the fourth year of his five-year rebuilding plan, was Mr. Rickey ready to show any progress? Any?