This article — which is so full of win that the rest of us will be on win-rationing for the next three days — explores this issue in detail: One possibility is to alternate the colors, creating a vast checkerboard effect that in long camera shots would create the illusion of occupancy. Another plan — […]
He’s bounced around so much since 2004 that I just sort of assumed that this had already happened, but apparently tonight is Nomar Garciaparra’s first trip back to Fenway since the 2004 trade. One of the commenters to that story reminds us that Nomar turned down a four-year, $60 million contract that spring. I only […]
Last week I suggested that the Indians should probably shut Grady Sizemore down, though I did offer the caveat that “I’ll defer to Will Carroll or a doctor or something on this.” I haven’t heard from a doctor, but today Will Carroll weighs in (subscription only): “There’s no value in shutting Grady Sizemore down. The […]
Laugh if you want, but Sadowski’s mom did better for him than Tommy Tanzer and Scott Boras did for Matt Harrington: You think Scott Boras is a determined agent? Boras couldn’t carry Elaine Sadowski’s cell phone. Mrs. Sadowski is the mother of Ryan Sadowski, the Giants’ only undefeated starting pitcher. He’s 2-0 since being called […]
I’ve been beating the Eric Wedge and Mark Shapiro drum quite a bit lately, including this morning, when I wondered why in the heck one or both of them haven’t been fired yet. Cleveland Frowns, however, says that the problems lie elsewhere: But before becoming too shaken up by the prospect of either of these […]
The Cubs deal is finally done. Apparently it’s “close to” the $900 million originally offered. Good job guys. Took you long enough. Now rehab the ballpark.
Great Moments in my day job: This morning I was sued (in my official capacity) by a violent inmate currently serving life in a New York prison. He’s trying to get transferred to an Ohio prison, and keeps suing public officials in order to accomplish his goal. I represent public officials in Ohio, so I […]
Phillies 2, Mets 0: Blanton beats Santana, yadda, yadda, yadda. I want to use this entry to make my first observation of the All-Star season. Fact: Charlie Manuel manages the NL team this year. Fact: he has an All-Star roster with too many first basemen and nary a legitimate centerfielder to be found, among other […]
A look at how fantasy championship dreams could be shattered come July 31 and how to take precautions.
Another on-site prospect report from Adam.
Turns out the greatest game of ‘em all was a regular-season contest with with no greater significance beyond what happened on the field that day. Really.
What we can learn from the Cardinals.
The Dodgers remain on top despite a miserable week with the bats.