The Nationals have fired pitching coach Randy St. Claire. He’s being a total pro about it: “That’s life,” St. Claire said. “I’ve been in this game for 31 years. I’ve been fired before. But it’s a tough one… I would have liked to be around when the organization takes off.” St. Claire said he was […]
Bill Simmons has a theory on David Ortiz. I think it makes more sense than the PED-withdrawal thing people have been muttering about: How many Latin players have been exposed for lying about their ages in the past few years? Hell, one of Papi’s best friends — Tejada — was found to have cut two […]
Tiger Stadium’s extended pain and suffering is about to end: What remains of historic Tiger Stadium will be demolished after the city rejected a US$33.4-million proposal by a non-profit group to preserve and renovate the old ballpark. The Economic Development Corp. board voted 7-1 to authorize the complete demolition of the stadium. Detroit Economic Growth […]
Things I wrote this morning as my mind reeled after learning that the new lean-and-mean General Motors will have fewer total workers than GM employed in the town of my birth less than 30 years ago: Jason’s plan has hit a minor snag. The Big Unit doesn’t think he’ll be the last to 300 wins. […]
I find this: California table grapes are joining peanuts and popcorn at AT&T Park as part of an effort to offer healthy food choices at San Francisco Giants baseball games. Jim Howard, vice president of the Table Grape Commission, says pre-washed, de-stemmed Thompson seedless, red flame and other varieties have been at concession stands for […]
Adding this year’s data to what we started last year.
When it’s time to to jettison your underperforming players.
The Roster Doctor is here to help.
Sorry for the lack of blogging yesterday. It’s probably been two or three years since I’d had a day in court as contentious as yesterday. There were something like seven lawyers involved. People arguing back and forth. Objections on top of objections and, to top it off, a judge who isn’t the biggest fan of […]
A subtle shift in pitch locations has come with a bigger shift in results for Brad Lidge.
Let’s catch up with this most congenial big fellow as he continues to chuck heaters past hitters well into his 40s.
The strikeouts are flying for a fearsome foursome of fledgling batters.