Pinto tears FOX’s Michael Rosenberg a new one over the latter’s half-assed draft column, and then invokes the nuclear option: Abolish the draft, and let these amateurs sign for what the market will bear. Then we can stop having these idiotic discussions about what’s wrong with the draft. The draft is just wrong, period. I […]
John Henry Moss, the man who founded the Western Carolinas League in 1948 (which, in turn, became the most recent incarnation of the Sally League) has suffered a stroke. I don’t offer this for poignancy or heavy information or anything like that. It’s just that I’ve gone to more than my fair of Sally League […]
As one park goes down, another goes up: After more than a decade of negotiating and waiting, a date to begin construction on the Marlins’ new retractable-roof ballpark has been set . . . the ceremonial groundbreaking will take place on July 18, the Saturday after the All-Star break . . . Technically, workers will […]
A judge has told The Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy that enough is enough: “It appears that the plaintiff has been given every opportunity on this project,” said Judge Prentis Edwards. “The plaintiff has simply failed to come up with the requisite funding” . . . Edwards said that given the harm to the city and […]
Either there wasn’t much news this morning or else I couldn’t find it. Or I had a case of the Mondays. Whatever the case, it was sluggish going over at the peacock today: I’m not the only one skeptical of Dontrelle Willis’ anxiety diagnosis. Is Big Papi poised to break out? Warning: moron (me) citing […]
Alex Remington over at the Braves’ blog, Chop-n-Change, is looking for some help: Since Will Schaffer’s retirement this winter, our writing staff (Kristi, me, and our occasional guest posters) has been a bit short-handed, and we’d love to bring another new regular writer aboard. We’re looking for someone with passion, writing talent, and the commitment […]
This is either (a) some some sort of strange world record attempt or (b) your average Yankees-Red Sox playoff game on FOX.
Digging a little bit deeper on Javier Vazquez, further examining his alleged “bunching” and the damage done by those bunches.
Round one of bail season has ended. What to do now?
THT talks to Vince Gennaro about the economy’s effect on baseball.
A look back at the Rocky Mountain career of Clint Hurdle.
Diamondbacks 9, Padres 6: Whenever you see a game this long — 18 innings in case you missed it — there are always some fun stat lines that shake out. An 0-6 (Giles); a 1-8 with five strikeouts (Headley). Then there’s the “so long, suckers” line, which belongs to David Eckstein. Herr Scrappy sits on […]
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Free Falling! The Royals have dropped from 91 to 81 to 71 in just two weeks.