Punishing Kids for Breaking a Rule No One Follows

Last week, Baseball America reported that someone in the Philadelphia Phillies organization contacted the NCAA about potential infractions involving the Phils’ fifth and sixth round draft picks, Ben Wetzler and Jason Monda respectively. Reports indicated that someone with organizational ties told the collegiate governing body that the two college juniors broke rules by using an […]

Hawk Harrelson’s pearls of wisdom

Just a little while ago, in the White Sox versus Nationals game, Chicago announcer Ken Harrelson talked a bit about what he felt was the most overrated thing that has come into baseball in the past 10 years. Yes, I know what you’re thinking—he was talking about the closer role. You know, the fact that […]

THT book review: Yankee Miracles

Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers is Ray Negron’s story of a career spent in baseball, mostly with the New York Yankees, and how some of the biggest names in Yankees history impacted his life. It is an unapologetically biased retelling of relationships Negron built throughout his years in the organization. […]