This morning I and some commentors fired a couple of missiles in the direction of Denny McLain. This evening, Denny — or someone claiming to be him, but I’m pretty sure it is him — fired back: it is amazing to me that some of you toss these missiles as though thoughtlessness is an art. […]
Unless this is just some sloppy writing, I’d say yes: Owner David Glass says planned to meet with other team officials to discuss why the Kansas City Royals are in last place in the AL Central . . . Manager Trey Hillman has come under fire from fans and the media. But Glass said Friday […]
Lugo, Renteria, Cora, Gonzalez, Lowrie, Green, Cabrera, Reese, Garciaparra, Crespo, Vazquez, Pedroia, Gutierrez, Bellhorn, Clayton and now, once again, Gonzalez: The Red Sox, who have had a revolving at shortstop in recent seasons, reacquired a familiar face this afternoon in attempt to help solve their ongoing problem. Alex Gonzalez, who was spectacular with the glove […]
Joe Posnanski in a post he put up last night: I don’t like that players took steroids and some certainly still do; but again … reality. Many elite athletes in an effort to succeed will push the boundaries of fair play. As Buck O’Neil always said: “The reason we didn’t do them is because we […]
He can bunt, he’s a good two strikes hitter, he can play D and he runs the bases well.
Bruce Markusen writes about one of his favorite nicknames in this week’s posting from Cooperstown.
Bronson Arroyo has been called on the carpet for his honesty yesterday. At times like these, it’s worth remembering that baseball is a part of corporate America, and that corporate America is not a big fan of honesty. The Wrigley beer-tosser has turned himself in. Our long national nightmare is over. Personally, I hope he […]
Definition of chutzpah: a man who blew his arm out in his 20s criticizing a manager for monitoring his young pitchers’ pitch counts. Definition of outrageous f*cking chutzpah: a man who did time for literally stealing millions from people criticizing a player for “stealing” millions by not playing up to the size of his contract. […]
Reds 7, Nationals 0: Johnny Gomes (Johnny Gomes?) hits three homers and Bronson “Flintstones kids, ten million strong and growing” Arroyo throws a two-hit shutout. Obviously his best game of the season, so maybe he decided to use his one DUI last night. Hey man, he earned it. Tigers 2, Red Sox 0: Justin Verlander […]
Eight potential AL pickups.
A trio of outfielders, a speedy shortstop, and two ahead-of-the-curve SP choices top the list of this week’s potential NL pickups.
Warning: do not read why Adrian Beltre just hit the disabled list.