The Bats blog’s Ihsan Taylor has an interview with S.L. Price, author of a new book about the late Mike Coolbaugh and Tino Sanchez, the man whose foul ball ended Coolbaugh’s life. I’ll admit that when I first heard about this book I was skeptical that it would be something of a ghoulish cash-in on […]
I’ve always kind of admired Lou Piniella. For all of his bluster, he seems like a sensible and innovative kind of guy. Which makes this rather surprising: Modern technology is a wonderful thing for 21st Century baseball managers, who have computerized scouting reports and stats at their fingertips at all times. But sometimes older is […]
So sayeth the Wall Street Journal: Lousy weather, delayed games and a lackluster matchup hurt World Series ratings last October, but household ratings for Fox Saturday Baseball, the sport’s so-called Game of the Week, are off 9% to date from last season, and 23% from 2000 . . . . . . Fox Sports spokesman […]
It was a slow morning writing-wise for me as my bosses decided that we needed to have several meetings today to make up for not having any yesterday. God I love government service. I hope you citizens are thankful for my efforts. Ohio citizens anyway: The Red Sox should make a deal. They shouldn’t go […]
No, not Cal Ripken: President Barack Obama tapped federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, officials said, making her the first Hispanic in history picked to wear the robes of a justice. If confirmed by the Senate, Sotomayor, 54, would succeed retiring Justice David Souter. Two officials described Obama’s decision on […]
A look into the situations of Ted Lilly and Brett Myers.
Brewers 1, Cardinals 0: This is the sort of game I hope I’m watching just before I die in my easy chair at, oh, 108 years-old. Can’t help it, I’m just a pitching guy, and I get all giddy when two aces match up against one another like this. Chris Carpenter was perfect into the […]
Getting out of last isn’t so easy, as bottom teams in keeper leagues bail on their seasons.
Get acquainted with this most unusual breed of catchers, right up to the most current cohort.
Rickie Weeks dealt a blow to the Milwaukee Brewers with a season-ending injury, but will Mat Gamel soften that blow? Both Florida teams gave up on a top starter while the Brewers and Padres swung a trade.
It’s a one horse race in the NL West.