Here we go again, financial flexibility in available payroll space fans…oh, sorry – I mean “baseball” fans… I’ve long ago accepted that owners of MLB teams are by and large, disingenuous creeps. Creeps who rely on fans who don’t know better, believing owners’ drivel in order for owners to keep their money. What I refuse … Continue reading Financial flexibility, part 12
In what has been an unimaginably agonizing year for many of us in multiple respects, the unpleasantness continued yesterday when we lost Phil Niekro, yet another all-time great from the baseball world taken from us recently. When I think of Phil Niekro, two things come to mind. First, he pitched in what was the best … Continue reading Knuckles to the sky today.
I think most Yankee fans have recollections of Roy White’s career that are similar to mine: A very good player on some bad Yankee teams, then a solid contributor on some championship Yankee teams later in his career. Although neither of those evaluations is necessarily incorrect, they do understate how good of player Roy White … Continue reading You underrated Roy White too…
With all of us dying of boredom due to the lack of action in MLB – no, not the “we need more balls in play and we need to decrease time in between pitches” lack of action – the “there are next to no free-agent signings and/or trades being made” lack of action. “Hot stove” … Continue reading FYI, re. next year’s work stoppage:
When browsing earlier, I noticed that it was this date in 1980 that the Yankees made Dave Winfield the highest paid professional athlete in history. I remember Winfield (as you probably do) as an extremely athletic and hard-nosed player for the Yankees who despite being very productive in pinstripes, never got the credit he deserved. … Continue reading Don’t trust your eyes, part 86:
Today, I’m going to do something I rarely – very rarely – do in this space. I’m going to base my opinion and hazard a written guess about the future in Yankee land with little evidence to support it other than what “I think”. Normally, I hate when people do that with the white hot … Continue reading My Magic 8 Ball and Cashman
Yesterday I wrote about Dick Allen. Dick Allen, who is one of the best right handed hitters to ever walk on a baseball field, one of the best overall players of his era, an MVP and Rookie of the Year award winner, and a seven time All-Star. Dick Allen is not in the Hall of … Continue reading Vizquel HOF? Seriously…?
Dick Allen passed away yesterday. In what’s been a very long year for all of us in many regards, the baseball world seems to have just be piling on since April. We’ve lost some of the best ever in 2020. Kaline, Seaver, Gibson, Brock, Ford, Morgan – hell, I’m forgetting someone – all left their … Continue reading RIP, Dick Allen. So frustrating…
Out of Left Field is an occasional informal look at some happenings that may not require 800 words of analysis and commentary but should be addressed anyway. In today’s edition of “Out of Left Field”, in no particular order, we have… Good move offering Luis Cessa a contract. Cessa, who was part of one of … Continue reading Out of left field, NYY:
I have a policy of not giving oxygen to people who are a) idiots, b) clearly just looking for clicks, c) both a and b. I’ve never understood folks who share and spread other peoples’ idiocy without realizing you’re only giving said idiot a larger platform. So I’m not going to specify the nationally known … Continue reading PEDs: What you don’t know: