Like you, when I saw that Giancarlo Stanton wouldn’t be ready for opening day, I let out a very audible groan. Generally speaking, I’m more tolerant of frequently injured players than most fans are. It seems many of us forget that these guys frigging love playing baseball and they feel exponentially more frustration than we … Continue reading Stanton: Put the torches down NYY fans
So this is where we stand, Yankee fans. Luis Severino. One of the best pitchers in baseball and sure as hell one of the most electrifying to watch is gone for over a year. Wow, did our paradigms shift big time with this one. A week ago most of us thought, rightfully so, that this … Continue reading The real question for NYY fans:
If you want to give Any Pettitte a pass for using PEDs, that’s cool. If you’ve read my stuff before then you already know I care very little about who used PEDs and who didn’t. It doesn’t have a meaningful impact on how I grade them as players either way. Although I do find it … Continue reading Clutch Andy Pettitte (…?)
Often I’ll be doing research or looking for something in particular and come across something else completely unrelated that grabs my attention. In today’s edition of out of left field, I am here to tell you… Wade Boggs was MUCH better as a Yankee than most Yankee fans realize. He wasn’t an aging player past … Continue reading Out of left field: Wade Boggs, NYY.
“You know what the difference between hitting .250 and .300 is? It’s 25 hits. 25 hits in 500 at-bats is 50 points, OK? There’s six months in a season. That’s about 25 weeks. That means if you get just one extra flare a week – just ONE – a gork, a ground ball, a ground … Continue reading Luck: Good and bad news NYY fans
I can safely assume you’re thinking “The best ever…at what…?” Certainly, Carlos Beltran in his prime was a great player and is probably headed for Cooperstown in a few years (well, until recent events put that somewhat up in the air). So what is he the best ever at? I recall a game played at … Continue reading Carlos Beltran: The best ever
During Black History Month and every April 15th, we honor and are reminded of the impact that Jackie Robinson had on not just the small potatoes of baseball, but of American society. He is without question one of the three most influential people in baseball history (to me, you can put Jackie, Babe Ruth and … Continue reading Jackie Robinson: Better than you think
Quite often I find myself doing research or reading and I stumble upon unrelated information, but that unrelated information makes me stop and think “Whoa – wait – that can’t be right. Can it…?” This isn’t the blog where I’m going to explain to you that some of the best players who ever walked on … Continue reading Satchel Paige: Better than you think