Buehrle Perfect!!!

I feel like I’m trampling on David Pinto’s in-game-update turf, but Mark Buehrle is perfect through seven innings against the Rays. UPDATE: Perfect through eight . . . UPDATE: And he did it!! I didn’t see it, but I was told he was saved by a spectacular catch by DeWayne Wise in center off the […]

Baseball’s Marketing Issues

Maury lists ten reasons why you don’t see ballplayers shilling for as many companies as you do football or basketball players. This one is pretty interesting: Baseball can rightfully say that it has the most player diversity starting in games than any other US pro sports league. Some of MLB’s biggest stars are Latinos or […]

But do hot dogs have that rich tobacco flavor?

The Cancer Project is a non-profit dedicated to cancer prevention, nutrition education, research, and buzzkills: A national vegan advocacy organization Wednesday filed a class-action lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court against five hot dog manufacturers, including ConAgra Foods Inc., asking that they be ordered to attach warning labels to their packaging. The Cancer Project, based […]

Manny Slam

Won’t someone please tell Dodgers fans how angry and betrayed they’re supposed to feel about Manny Ramirez? Note: link goes to shaky and kind of loud video of fans goin’ kind of crazy. (Thanks to Hollywood Joe for the link. Wait — I once fought a pimp named Hollywood Joe following a disagreement related to […]

Astros makeover

This is a couple of weeks old, but I haven’t seen it elsewhere and it’s pretty cool: As many of you know, I have written about my love of the Houston Astros uniforms from the 1970′s and 1980′s several times. The Astros were by far my favorite team growing up and the whole thing started […]

My Morning in Exile

My wife gets to go to a ballgame tonight and I have to stay home with the kids. The more I struggle to make sense of this world, the more confused I become. Apart from silly bluster, what do Joe Morgan and Hugo Chavez have in common? You’ll have to click through to find out. […]

And That Happened

Braves 4, Giants 2: “Ladies and gentlemen: the part of Tim Lincecum will be performed tonight by Jair Jurrjens.” (7.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 9K). A’s 16, Twins 1: The A’s scored so much so early that starter Trevor Cahill had to run down to the bullpen to warm up again while his teammates […]