Everyone says baseball is fun, well, you know what? It is. – Greg Maddux, as usual, making something everyone else makes so difficult seem so simple.
At least that’s the hearsay Heyman is peddling via Twitter: based on halladay’s candid comments about wanting to win, a halladay acquaintance says this: “he’s emotionally gone.” Of course, given how wrong Heyman was about the Mets rumor, it’s just as likely that Roy is in the clubhouse dancing jigs and talking about how these […]
Boy, Bruce is dealing today. I serve this one up without comment, Quote of the Day-style: Aside from building a deeply flawed ballpark that has done nothing but embarrass upper management (absurd ticket prices, right field playing like a Little League park, you name it), the Yankees play a loud, ominous-sounding siren — suggesting air […]
Also inspired by Jenkins: Jason Giambi goes on the disabled list and the Athletics’ offense explodes. Coincidence? Quite probably! But that doesn’t mean that Giambi doesn’t suck!
We all kind of knew that already, but Bruce Jenkins tells us why: Jason Schmidt took the mound for the first time in a couple of years, and he was unbelievably bad. Three guys crushed the ball in the first inning. His curveball was all over the place. His fastball had no life. He hit […]
Remember Julio Castillo? The Peoria Cheifs pitcher who threw a ball into the stands and set off a brawl in Dayton last year? Well, his trial started today: In opening statements during the trial of Julio Castillo, assistant Montgomery County prosecutor Jon Marshall said the evidence will show that Castillo, 22, of the Dominican Republic, […]
The top teams are staying put but the middle ten or so are undergoing significant fluctuation as the season heads to a crucial July 31 point.
The possibility was broached back in May, but now it’s official: The Yankees said Notre Dame and Army would play the first football game at the new stadium next year, reigniting one of college football’s great rivalries. The game, which is scheduled for Nov. 20, 2010, will most likely be the first of several football […]
Things to read while you realize that high-volume blogging is a lot more like running a radio broadcast than it is like writing . . . Jon Heyman said that the Mets rejected a reasonable Roy Halladay deal. Wait, no they didn’t. Heyman is full of it. In light of all of that, I’m a […]
Limelight is the best tonic.
Pirates 8, Brewers 5: Pittsburgh snaps their 17-game skid against Milwaukee, and the Brewers look pretty damn immature in defeat, plunking Jeff Karstens in what I guess was retaliation for him hitting Ryan Braun back in April. This despite the fact that they hit three Pirates the day after the Braun thing, and had an […]
Always remain on the hunt for relievers who might get the chance to play closer for a night.
It may not be as hard to make up ground in batting average as you think.
Diagnosing some trades.
If repeating the same actions and expecting a different outcome is a definition of insanity, then baseball is crazy.