Or at least he was during the WBC: Cubs catcher Geovany Soto tested positive for marijuana use while playing for Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic last March, the International Baseball Federation announced Thursday. Soto released a statement saying he was “embarrassed by my lapse in judgment.” “While I full acknowledge my inappropriate behavior, […]
T.J. Simers doesn’t get all of the Manny outrage, but he’s not even pretending to be objective about it. In today’s column he fields the emails of those angry at him for being a Manny apologist. He doesn’t duck the charge at all. For him, it’s all about the entertainment factor: “Your idolatry of Manny […]
Via Sons of Steve Garvey, here’s Eric Collins and Steve Lyons during last night’s Dodgers-White Sox game: Lyons: Do you follow some of the other whacked-out statistical categories that are nouveau to the game of baseball? Collins: I do. It’s — Lyons: What are they? Collins: Well, you got defensive — for the first time […]
I don’t read the New York tabloids that often, so until YankeeFanLen sent me this link the other day I had never seen any of Bill Gallo’s sports cartoons, at least not that I know of. Mercy. On one level I appreciate the effort and the artistry involved. And it certainly takes one back to […]
Rangers’ outfielder Marlon Byrd is either really brave, really stupid, really trusting or some combination of the three: Marlon Byrd wouldn’t be pulling down $3 million as a Major League baseball player without getting a second chance from an obscure community college after he nearly had a leg amputated more than a decade ago. So […]
Singer songwriter Todd Snider was on NPR last night, and though I always kind of liked him before, I really, really, like him now. Here he is talking about a song on his new record: “America’s Favorite Pastime” is a song for the unprepared. It was inspired by the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player Doc Ellis, […]
Marlins 5, Orioles 2: Ricky Nolasco has been a completely different pitcher since his little jaunt to New Orleans to get his pyloric valve opened or whatever the hell is was. In his four starts since his return, he’s given up two earned runs, two earned runs, one earned run and last night zero earned […]
Jenrry Mejia is riding the hype train. Get The Hardball Times breakdown of Mejia and four other top prospects.
Another roster, just what The Doctor ordered.
Texas closer Austin Wood isn’t the only college pitcher to have endangered his arm this year. Jeff looks at the workloads of other top picks.
Is the DH justifying its existence?
Why some arguments don’t need to be had.
TUCK! toons right here every Thursday!