As the Yankees ponder lowering some ticket prices, the Giants actually do it: The Giants announced deeply discounted tickets for the coming April 27-29 series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. I’m sure the team has plenty of rationales for slashing ticket prices for one of the most desirable series of the year — and not […]
I felt that the $500 fine levied on Elijah Dukes for being a couple of minutes late to Saturday’s game against the Marlins as a result of signing autographs for Little Leaguers was pretty lame. Sure, Dukes technically broke a rule, and sure he’s a guy you want to give a shorter leash than many, […]
Wallace Mattews pens a nasty-gram to Jason Giambi with the headline “Giambi took a lot more than he ever gave.” I guess that makes him the anti-Mandy: Technically, the signing of Mike Mussina to a six-year, $88.5-million deal after the 2000 Series may have been the first shot, but with the Giambi signing, The Boss […]
Lots of stuff goes on in the world about which most of us are unaware. Stuff like this: Nearly a decade ago, embarrassed about reports of widespread fraud in the $1-billion-per-year sports memorabilia industry — dominated by baseball and filled mostly with fakes and forgeries, according to an F.B.I. investigation — Major League Baseball did […]
When you blog, you do it from your mother’s basement. When you blog for NBC, you do it from Meredith Vieira’s basement. Wily Mo Pena signs with the Mets for the second time. Matt Cain needs to take matters into his own hands. The Boyer-Barten trade was a win-win thing, I think. Or not. Hell, […]
Jason has a mega-post on Yankee Stadium, with a very savvy observation about all those empty seats I mentioned on Sunday: even the high rollers who didn’t get laid off may have a strong incentive to avoid the high-rent district: A few weeks back, we went to a friend’s house for an afternoon. While watching […]
Tim Marchman has a list of them when it comes to baseball, including tall catchers, pinch runners, and managers in uniforms. (thanks to Pete Toms)
Pirates 8, Marlins 0: “You see? You see?! He’s not a machine, he’s a man. He’s a man!” The Pirates play Rocky to Florida’s Ivan Drago after the Nats spent the weekend as Apollo Creed. Translation for those of you under 35: The Pirates throw their third shutout in four games and put a halt […]
Is it better to be ahead of or behind pace for your league’s maximum innings total?
Documenting the atrocities since 2007.
Should the Royals convert their closer to a starter?
In his 37th and final season as a big league GM, did The Mahatma go out with a bang, or a whimper?
This Marlins outfielder is one powerful fish.
The THT Dartboard debuts for the 2009 season bookended by NL West teams.