Braves Release Glavine?!

That’s what Rosenthal is saying: Tom Glavine is done in Atlanta. According to major-league sources, the Braves released Glavine on Wednesday, just a day after the two-time Cy Young Award winner threw six scoreless innings in his latest rehab start. Glavine was to be paid $1 million for his first day on the active roster, […]

The Golden Age

Last week I wrote that no one was really getting excited about Randy Johnson’s 300th win. That said, I bet that more people turn out for the potential milestone tonight than did for these: Baseball history is littered with noteworthy achievements that took place in front of sparse crowds. Ted Williams’s last game at Fenway […]

Jim Leyland is pretty wise himself

Via Dan Shaughnessy, the Tigers’ skipper talks about how the GM bankruptcy affects the Tigers: “We actually had a team meeting about it,” said Tigers manager Jim Leyland, who grew up in Perrysburg, Ohio, where he had a job cutting windshields for GM cars. “I told the guys, ‘This is not a year to not […]

The Wisdom of Dusty Baker

No, that isn’t sarcasm. Baker is 100% on point with this observation, made in connection with Joey Votto’s stress issues: “Nobody knows who it is going to affect and when it is going to affect anybody. You deal with pressure every day in this game. People throw the money issue in your face all the […]

Glavine says he’s ready

The Braves have a decision to make: After throwing six scoreless innings and earning a win in his third minor-league rehab start in two weeks, Braves pitcher Tom Glavine pronounced himself ready to return to the major leagues Tuesday night as the 43-year-old veteran turned in a solid outing in Rome’s 3-0 win over the […]

Drive In Saturday Night

Via BTF, a story about the Brewers expanding their fans’ entertainment options: The Milwaukee Brewers baseball club held a brainstorming session a while back to see what would happen if movies were linked with a baseball venue. They came up with Miller Park Movies. In early June, the Brewers unveiled drive-in movies in the parking […]

My Morning in Exile

NBC: where commenters defend Derek Jeter’s defensive abilities by calling me a “BALD IDIOT!!!!”: Before there was Strasburg, there was Ben McDonald. Oh, and Boras. Boras is the freakin’ alpha and omega. Is Jorge Posada a Hall of Famer? Sure. Why not? The post in which I channel all of the New York tabloid sportswriters […]

Garry Templeton Interview

Josh at Jorge Says No! interviewed Garry Templeton recently, and the results are here. Templeton, who is managing the Long Beach Armada in the Golden League, holds forth on the quality of independent league lineups, talks about the most exciting play in baseball (sorry Jaffe, but he disagrees with you on what play that is, […]

And That Happened

Reader YankeefanLen wrote me yesterday afternoon with the following observation: “It strikes me that this 3 game series- Yankees v. Rangers, Tigers v. Sox, could be a portent to the first round playoffs. Tigers have division lead and would have to play BoSox, who would be, of course,wild card, and from all I see, Rangers […]