I’m going to admit it: I love Chinese Professional League Baseball. Is it possible I’m just baseball starved and I’ll watch any live baseball? Yes. But it’s definitely more than that. The quality of play is not MLB level, but it’s pretty good. My impression is that it’s about the equivalent of AA ball in … Continue reading What I love about Taiwan baseball:
On this date in 1955, Elston Howard became the first African American player to don the pinstripes for the New York Yankees. Quite often when cultural and societal firsts occur, some matters get a combination of forgotten or overlooked. In this case, many Yankee fans don’t realize how great of a player Howard was. Also, … Continue reading Elston Howard’s debut: My thoughts.
On the list of baseball matters we can discuss when there’s no actual baseball, we can argue about which players were deserving of particular honors. Hall of Fame, MVP, Cy Young, mythical best of all time, best at each position, whatever. Most of us have spent a good chunk of our lives debating the merits … Continue reading MLB’s Worst MVP Decisions This Century
I just saw that the MLB app will be replaying Derek Jeter’s final game at Yankee Stadium, tonight at 7pm. I normally try to avoid personal stories on My Baseball Page, but given current circumstances, I’ll make an exception. Hey, it’s that or more baseball void. On Thursday, September 25th, 2014, I was in Louisville, … Continue reading Jeter’s best moment – my take:
Yesterday MLB and its glorious machinery tripped all over itself, effusively patting itself on the back. Each MLB team will commit $1 million to ballpark employees who would not have been paid due to the postponement of the season, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. Passan added “The step by MLB and its 30 teams … Continue reading “Noble” MLB owners? Stop.
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