I don’t know how to embed a photo but here is the link to the Twitter page with the photo. I thought this was very touching.
The Red Sox lineup needs power. The Red Sox want to compete in 2015. Cespedes is in his walk year and has a swing that should produce some good numbers in Fenway. Methinks this will all work out.
Although I agree that process is important, the critiquing of every managerial move has gotten out of hand.
Jim Caple of ESPN thinks so, arguing earlier this week that all we’re doing when we’re yelling at Ned Yost or Mike Matheny is creating senseless noise, that it’s the players who decide this, not the managers. As he put it: “Can we please have a moratorium on ripping every single managerial move, including the ones that work out?” The opposing argument, nicely elucidated by Joe Sheehan in ...
I have become a bigger fan of Ray Ratto this postseason. He’s a funny guy.
“There’s a lot of managers out there, and I understand that,” official manager Bruce Bochy said when asked a circuitous question about the Twitteratii, “but this guy just pitched. He’s going to be on two days’ rest. He just threw a complete game. Our confidence in Huddy. But you know, this guy is human. I mean, you can’t push him that much . . . so when they Tweet you, just tell them that.”
Three innings for Hudson seems like a low bar. Why don’t we wait and see what kind of stuff he has before getting those bullpen guys up?
But if Hudson can get through three innings, and Bumgarner can give the Giants two behind Hudson, then the Giants will be setup well to have their four main relievers pitch the final four innings in some fashion. The Royals probably shouldn’t set things up as traditionally. The Royals should get to Herrera, Davis, and Holland as quickly as possible.
What’s the over/under on how many innings Herrera, Davis, and Holland pitch tonight?
Here you go- the last 49 World Series-clinching plays. With one five minute video, you can get excited for tonight and relive your entire baseball existence.
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CAPS LOCK ON!
WINNER IS CHAMPION. LOSER HAS TO LIVE WITH WONDERING “WHAT IF?’
GUTHRIE VS. HUDSON FOR ALL THE MARBLES, JUST AS WE ALL PREDICTED ON OPENING DAY.
8. FOX. GET HYPE.
ormer major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.
Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon.
Reddon says Canseco told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand.
I’ve handled firearms before (mostly long guns) but ferChrissakes, doesn’t one unload the bastard before cleaning it???
“Bullshit has tremendous advantages over knowledge. Bullshit can be created as needed, on demand, without limit. Anything that happens, you can make up an explanation for why it happened.
“There was a Kansas football game a year ago; some Texas-based football team, much better than Kansas, came to Lawrence and struggled through the first quarter — KU with, like, a 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. The rest of the game, KU lost, like, 37-0, or something. The announcer had an ...
These have been fun games, though. Watching Bumgarner, whose amazingly extended lefty delivery begins with the held ball detouring toward short center field, I decided that his great stuff is equalled by the calm and the air of mournful apology with which it’s delivered: Sorry, guys, but you’ve got no chance. It’s quiet when he’s pitching, with little to note beyond the flow of strikeouts or pop-ups or ground balls, delivered without gesture or a change of expression, and the click of ...
FYI: Nick was an editor at SABR back in the day.
So said Keith Olbermann. He too has taken to calling the World Series, disparagingly, “the MLB Finals.” Hard left in his politics, the ESPN2 commentator is, mirabile dictu, a hardcore traditionalist in matters baseball. I just came across this video from last Tuesday:
Don’t blame bad roads for Oscar Taveras’s death. Lax enforcement of driving laws and a culture that celebrates speeding are at fault.
Less than 10% of tickets issued for vehicular infractions ever get paid, and the prevalence of drive-through liquor stores and alcohol sales at petrol stations expose drivers to constant temptation…
Many Dominicans looking for work have responded by scraping out a living ferrying passengers on motoconchos, or motorcycle taxis, which are extremely ...
Buxton is hurt again.
Two notable players who fit that profile appeared in Monday’s 3-3 tie between Mesa and Salt River, with each experiencing starkly different outcomes. C.J. Edwards—the Cubs’ No. 5 prospect and No. 51 overall prospect—fired three perfect innings for Solar Sox, while the Rafters’ Byron Buxton—a Twins prospect ranked the best in baseball—sustained yet another injury.
Buxton was taken to a hospital after the game for X-rays on his left middle finger, which he hurt while diving ...
An interesting story.
Nolan Ryan was very, very, very fast.
Dave Bry once compared Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue” to Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page”. So there’s that.
Long considered the country’s “national pastime”, baseball reflects the very best qualities of the American spirit, the higher values upon which our society was (theoretically, at least) founded: freedom, independence, tolerance. Football is a violent, territorial sport that rewards brute strength over everything else and symbolises, at its base level, imperialism, bloodlust, and ...
I can’t wait. This is one of the off-season highlights.
Is batted ball distance available online anywhere?
Furthermore, Longoria chased pitches outside the zone like never before. His O-Swing% jumped above 30% for the first time, and he’s been below average at making contact with those types of pitches. That might explain what led to the higher SwStk%.
So Longoria got a little swing happy at pitches outside the strike zone. But what about his power? Well, his batted ball distance which had sat in the 287 to 294 foot range over the last four ...
Just say no to tax dollars for sports stadiums.
“In talking to him a few times, [Seitzer] came across as a guy who had a good plan,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “He’s organized and detailed. He’s worked with different kinds of hitters. He has his own mindset or skill, and that’s that he wants to keep the ball in the middle of the diamond. I think he was the perfect fit.”
The Royals only have one game to worry about.
I’m sure David Wright supports this move.
The not so greatest baseball movie ever.
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