San Jose prepares for the A’s

There is still the small matter of getting the Giants and Major League Baseball on-board with allowing the A’s to move into San Francisco’s territory, but in the meantime, San Jose leaders are laying the groundwork, both procedurally and rhetorically: Tuesday, for the first time, the San Jose City Council will vote on a handful […]

The Marlins’ New Park

Details emerging: A pool and a porch will be prominent features at the Marlins’ new ballpark. When the 37,000-seat, retractable-roof building opens in 2012, it will provide fans with numerous amenities and activities. Borrowing pages from the D-backs and Mets, the Marlins will have a pool area in left field and a porch in right […]

The Selena Roberts book is about what you’d expect

After a brief detour to deal with Manny-mania, I finally finished the Selena Roberts/A-Rod book over the weekend. I originally had thoughts of dissecting the sucker, but upon its completion I realized that, despite all of the hype (to which I helped contribute, I’ll admit), writing a highly-detailed takedown would represent a massively disproportionate response […]

My Morning in Exile

On April 30, 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared at the World’s Fair, stood in front of NBC’s cameras, and became the first U.S. president to appear on television. Two weeks later, Bill Cosby was given a pilot, and “Law & Order” was launched two weeks after that. True story. Joba turns the other cheek […]

And That Happened

Angels 4, Royals 3: Torii Hunter’s catch in the ninth was sick. After the game, Hunter said that it was his second best of all time, with number one being the one in the 2002 All-Star game where he robbed Barry Bonds of a homer. But unlike the 2002 All-Star game, someone won this game, […]

Lost in Transactions 5/4-5/10/09: Manny suspended, the future arrives

Well, that was an interesting week. Manny Ramirez was suspended, the Orioles and Cubs made a trade and two teams called up players integral to their future. The Yankees lost their catching tandem while the Athletics made a ton of roster shuffles. Enough with it, let’s dive in.