Mood improvement alert: We finally have some baseball to talk about. Actual baseball. Not baseball’s role in society. Actual baseball. Not MLB owners reaching record levels of duplicity. Don't misunderstand, those are very important issues that need to be discussed, but I prefer having them when some actual baseball is mixed in. One of the … Continue reading Extra innings: To bunt, or not to bunt?
Seeing Masahiro Tanaka struck with a ball lined off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton yesterday was a little disconcerting for anyone who saw it. Many of us have seen careers ended by players being struck by baseballs: Dickie Thon and Tony Conigliaro come to mind as players whose careers – likely Hall of Fame careers … Continue reading Remember Herb Score? You should.
No analyzation, opinion or commentary today – just some numbers I came across that I found interesting and I thought you might find interesting as well. And yes, I’m aware of sample size which I why I said no analyzation or judgment – just a reminder that some players were FAR better with the Yankees … Continue reading Interesting…
If you’ve followed me for even a short period of time you’re well aware that I’m anti-owner. You know the expression about believing who someone is the first time they show you? Well, owners first showed who they were 150 years ago and they haven’t changed a bit since. Yes, generally speaking, I am pro-players … Continue reading Why you should be anti-owner, MLB fans:
Those of you who follow me on social media or read my blog regularly know that I’m a big fan of the Chinese Professional Baseball League and the Korean Baseball Organization. Although to be fair, I don’t watch too much KBO because the ESPN broadcasts are beyond amateurish and awful. Seriously, what’s not to like … Continue reading MLB – are you listening?
“It makes no sense for major league baseball to be in markets that generate insufficient local revenues to justify the investment in the franchise.” – Bud Selig, November 2001. Before we arrive at the point to which I will get in my typically circuitous manner, let’s look at the timing of the above statement: Bud … Continue reading Hear this before?
(…and a few baseball lessons.) Like you probably, I have many great memories of Reggie Jackson. My father and I arrived early at the Stadium, so I was one of the first kids to receive a “Reggie Bar” on Reggie Bar Day. I had already eaten mine so I couldn’t join the revelry a little … Continue reading My Favorite Reggie Memory
Gather ‘round kids, let me tell you a little story about Mark Teixeira… Let’s go back to 2018 when Mark’s former teammate Robinson Cano tested positive for an MLB banned PED and was subsequently suspended 80 games. “I don’t want to get into too much detail - I love Robbie. I’m just not surprised,” said … Continue reading Again Mark? Really?
No, I’ll never be commissioner. I don’t have the requisite skillset. Specifically, the ability to prioritize the financial well-being of billionaires over all else while lying to the public about how said billionaires are struggling financially is not an ability I’ll ever have. That said, there’s still no live MLB to watch, so matters such … Continue reading Commissioner Me
If you aren’t familiar with the infield fly rule, there’s no need to get into it here – simply consider yourself fortunate. But the next time you see it happen on a baseball field and you wonder “What the hell was that?” – remember me. Here’s what would happen without the infield fly rule: As … Continue reading Make baseball better. Do this: