I’ve mentioned before that I love organ music at the ballpark. It’s one of the reasons why Dodger Stadium ranks so high for me, actually. Lots of organ + nice weather = awesome, and it’s a sad thing for me when I walk into a ballpark and get assaulted with the rock and roll and […]
Ten says he shorts it. Twenty! (Thanks to Pete Toms for the link)
There was talk of this in the comments this morning, and it has been making the rounds via email today: THE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF SONIA SOTOMAYER, IF THE HEARING WERE HELD IN FRONT OF THE 1977 KANSAS CITY ROYALS INSTEAD OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. (Thanks to many for the link)
Folks may disagree, but I think this is the wiser move: Baseball writers have turned down a proposal to form a committee for developing guidelines on evaluating players from the steroids era in Hall of Fame voting. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Telander, who brought the matter up at a Chicago chapter meeting last month, made […]
Bud Selig: “Very well, if that is the way the winds are blowing, let no one say I don’t also blow!” Baseball commissioner Bud Selig wants to keep players on drug suspensions from going to the minor leagues before they return. Manny Ramirez drew sellout crowds last month in the minors when he played two […]
Tim Lincecum: more prepared this year than last: With tonight’s temperatures expected to reach a humid 86 degrees, Tim Lincecum knows from experience how to get ready for his first All-Star Game appearance — drink lots of liquids. The San Francisco Giants’ ace, picked to start for the National League, missed last year’s event in […]
Somewhere along the line Heath Bell knew there’d be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to him: Bell was among the last All-Stars to arrive at their hotel, checking in at 10:17 a.m. Monday after he, Padres teammate Adrian Gonzalez, Gonzalez’s wife, Betsy, and batting practice pitcher Ray Krohn […]
I sat and read the USA Today while eating my turkey sandwich, so the next few items of the day all come from there. First up, Roy Halladay — who is not going to be traded — on where he’d like to go if he were traded: Halladay, 33, who has a full no-trade clause, […]
Things to read as you wonder whether heckling the kids trying to catch the fly balls during the Derby makes you a bad person . . . If you only read one butt-headed, xenophobic comment from a former MSM columnist who is unawre of geography and demographics today, make sure it’s this one. A very […]
A team full of players who could see their ownership rates increase as the summer goes on.
It’s my turn to share my picks for the best second half bargains.
The 2009 Giants are a good ball club. Who knew?
Lost in Transactions returns after a month-long hiatus—and a significant week.
We can no longer call these events PITCHf/x Summits—they are BASEBALLf/x Summits
Note: due to the All-Star break, we now bring you a special “Classic” version of “And That Happened.” The following originally ran on July 14, 1956. Glad that All-Star break is over. Man, Griffith Stadium leaves a lot to be desired! Only 28,000 in attendance? Maybe they’d draw more people if they stretched the event […]