I was complaining yesterday that the absence of Hank Steinbrenner makes the Yankees kinda boring, even if his absence is actually a very good thing for the Yankees. I feel the same way about Bud Selig’s stubborn refusal to say silly, indefensible things in recent years. He was interviewed at length today, and didn’t say […]
Angels outfielder Torii Hunter was named the recipient of the 2009 Branch Rickey Award. The award is given out each season to honor those players who do the most to set the single game record for stolen bases allowed, to crush the independent minor leagues, to deal sharply with players renegotiating their contracts and business […]
More Whicker: He blames the Internet! Hey, if you’ve got nothin’ else may as well do that. I am a bit miffed though. The Poynter article says that “Slate’s Jack Shafer called Whicker’s piece ‘the worst sports column ever written.’” I called it that first! I demand to be recognized as the first person to […]
Cardinals 5, Brewers 1: Albert Pujols hits two homers and Adam Wainwright throws seven shutout innings to claim his 18th win. Tony La Russa was asked after the game if Pujols should win the MVP. What’s Tony say? “Those are the kind of questions that are distracting and I don’t answer them.” Pujols is hitting […]
Fancy run estimators like linear weights explained in layman’s terms.
The more modern team wrecks that people chose to see, and the quality teams they overlooked.
Appy and Pioneer League hardware is being handed out, and some of the brightest talents in the game are the recipients.
On Sept. 9, 1913 Hugh Mulcahy was born. Or, as he was known during his nine-year career “Losing Pitcher” Mulcahy. That is what happens when you have the misfortune of pitching for some of the worst teams in baseball history.
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