Jeff Francoeur is an idiot

Non-Braves fans often ask me why Jeff Francoeur drives me so crazy. He’s young and powerful and exciting, they say! Well, it’s because of this kind of stuff: For Atlanta outfielder Jeff Francoeur, the search for a more disciplined approach is elusive and the source of occasional torment. Francoeur began this season with loose goals […]

The paperless clubhouse

The Mets have removed the New York Post and Daily News from the clubhouse. Here’s one interpretation: The Mets consider their players’ psyches so fragile that they no longer provide copies of The Post or the other New York tabloid in their Citi Field clubhouse. The newspapers were a staple of the Mets’ clubhouse for […]

My Morning in Exile

Can we get a ruling on whether Bob Costas is still an NBC guy, or if he’s now more properly an MLB Network personality? If it’s the latter I may say I’m far more angry at him for not bringing up the Duke thing when he interviewed Selena Roberts the other day than I will […]

And That Happened

Royals 3, White Sox 0: Zack Greinke can’t be bargained with. He can’t be reasoned with. He doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. CG, SHO, 10 K, 0 BB. Nationals 9, Astros 4: Not a ton has gone right for Washington this year, […]