Not so fast on that McGwire statue

Yesterday I wrote that the Cardinals should put that Mark McGwire statue they had made out with all of the other statues of Cardinal greats. A couple of hours later, the post was linked by the Birdsonthebat forum, and a discussion ensued. Granted we’re dealing with a small, self-selecting sample size here, but I have […]

Deep Thought

Cecil Cooper may soon be on double secret probation or something: Astros manager Cecil Cooper received a call Tuesday from baseball disciplinarian Bob Watson, who will review Cooper’s conduct after he was ejected Saturday by plate umpire Mike DiMuro. According to Cooper, Watson told him DiMuro wrote in his incident report that Cooper kicked dirt […]

I guess it beats steak knives

I got somethin’ for you! This watch I got here was first purchased by your great-granddaddy. It was bought during the First World War in a little general store in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was bought by private Doughboy Erine Coolidge the day he set sail for Paris . . . Albert Pujols could show off […]

Great Moments in Redundancy

From the New York Post: Interesting (but not exactly surprising) sight this morning at Citi Field: The Mets New York Mets have struggling left-hander Oliver Perez on the mound throwing live batting practice to several of their top hitters, including David Wright and Ryan Church Ryan Church Given that he essentially threw BP to the […]

My Morning in Exile

Bad morning with several phony work emergencies, so I only got four jabs in over at NBC: Barry Bonds is done playing baseball, so just cut it out. Let’s hear it for Rule 10.17(b)! It’s probably good that the MLB Network is going to broadcast the draft in prime time, but they should probably be […]

And That Happened

Yankees 11, Tigers 0: The motto of the Yankees’ bullpen after seeing the Tigers’ bullpen in action: “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.” Speaking of bullpens, Phil Hughes started and threw six shutout innings which, if I understand New York thinking, means that we should […]