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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Pittsburgh Press, June 10, 1915:
In the event of the Federal league giving up the ghost or some sort of a compromise being made between organized baseball and the new circuit, there is danger of Baltimore being entirely eliminated from the game.
That city’s history in baseball is such that even the weakest minor league would hesitate about putting a club in there when the field is cleared. No club in the history of the town has ever been supported in Baltimore.
When the present situation is ...
Joey Votto on Tuesday night etched his name on a Reds list that only Johnny Bench is also on.
Votto knocked three home runs against the Phillies to lead Cincinnati to an 11-2 victory and secure the three-game series at Great American Ball Park. The three-homer game was Votto’s third of his career and catapulted him into the record books as one of only two Reds to ever have three career three-home run games—with the other being Bench.
“It’s very cliche to say it, but any time you’re alongside a ...
Posted: June 10, 2015 at 07:12 AM | 112 comment(s)
Hunter Pence wasn’t sure if he’d need to go back on the disabled list. Giants manager Bruce Bochy is willing to wait a day.
This much is clear: Pence’s left wrist remained too sore to return to the Giants lineup Tuesday night as the club opens a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Pence felt more discomfort in his wrist when he tried to swing off a tee and take soft-toss batting practice.
As Pence himself noted, Tuesday would be the seventh day he hasn’t played. ...
Posted: June 10, 2015 at 07:10 AM | 0 comment(s)
Is it the Mets or the sportswriters turning this into a mess?
The arrangement already has infuriated Gee, who has felt yo-yoed. The Mets have tried to trade him since the beginning of last offseason and may have been able to swap him to the Dodgers for Juan Uribe (before Uribe was moved to the Braves). But at the time the Mets did not think David Wright’s absence was going to be extended much further and were comfortable with the pre-DL Daniel Murphy playing third.
Posted: June 10, 2015 at 07:01 AM | 6 comment(s)
Congrats to Chris Heston!
We have yet another in a seemingly infinite loop of All-Star balloting updates, and it appears the Kansas City Royals fans aren’t losing steam. In fact, they are gaining it. Seven of the nine starting spots in balloting currently belong to Royals with Omar Infante real close to Jose Altuve at second base. Not only that, but Alex Rios is fourth in AL outfielders—though it does seem a total longshot to get him past Mike Trout.
Still, it’s something to behold. Check out these Royals.
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Tuesday, June 09, 2015
In those other sports, it’s part of life, part of the intrigue, part of the drama of draft day. Who’s trading up? Who’s trading down? Who’s scheming? Who’s listening?
In those other sports, the trading of draft picks is a given. Taken for granted. Buzzed about for weeks. An indispensable part of the fun.
And in baseball? Still stuck in a 50-year-old time warp. Still banning something that would increase interest in the draft by about a billion times. Trade your first-round pick? Still ...
But does having eyes of different colors remain a market inefficiency?
Simon: “Two things have become much more popular lately: pitch framing and defensive shifts. What are your approaches with regard to each of those?”
Scherzer: “Framing is there. Certain catchers get more calls than others, but the pitcher has to put the ball in the right spot to let the catcher do that. It’s more parts catcher, but there is a pitcher part to that, especially if you want to work the outside edges and down and ...
Harrisburg Telegraph, June 9, 1915:
Christy Mathewson will be out of baseball for several weeks, it was said yesterday, after the pitching star of the New York Nationals had undergone a rigid examination by a nerve specialist.
Suffering from a nervous disorder of the left shoulder, Mathewson has been unable to take his regular turn in pitching for some time…He had been unable to sleep more than three hours a night, he said, because of the pain. The disorder extended to the right shoulder ...
Much to my disappointment, I was just too tired to make it through the second round. Still some good players available for day two.
The top 10 players, according to the MLB.com rankings, still on the board, are:
23. Donny Everett, RHP, Clarksville HS (Tenn.)
28. Michael Matuella, RHP, Duke
31. Justin Hooper, LHP, De La Salle HS (Calif.)
33. Dakota Chalmers, RHP, North Forsyth HS (Ga.)
39. Jacob Nix, RHP, IMG Acadamy (Fla.)
41. Jalen Miller, SS, Riverwood International Charter School (Ga.)
Posted: June 09, 2015 at 06:46 AM | 2 comment(s)
Monday, June 08, 2015
Simon says You Can Call Me… Billy
The meat of the book is Martin’s stormy managerial career. Martin was clearly a managerial descendant of Casey Stengel, there’s a little Chuck Dressen influence there, too. At least that’s what Martin said at some point. You could make a peak argument for Martin being one of the best, if not the best managers of all time.
Posted: June 08, 2015 at 11:49 PM | 1 comment(s)
One if [he pitches] by land, two if by sea…
Look, everyone is excited about Pat Venditte. But we can’t be too busy to fact-check things like “the word for someone who can use both hands equally well.”
He says he didn’t consult any record books, and apparently he restricted it to players he personally saw. He also excluded Dodgers.
1B • Stan Musial
2B • Joe Morgan
SS • Ernie Banks
3B • Mike Schmidt
OF • Aaron, Mays, Robinson, Clemente
C • Johnny Bench
SP • Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal, Tom Seaver, Greg Maddux.
RP • Bruce Sutter, Hoyt Wilhelm
Posted: June 08, 2015 at 06:50 PM | 75 comment(s)
If you can’t watch the draft on the MLB Network, you can watch it online at MLB.com.
Watch LIVE: Coverage begins tonight at 6 p.m. ET, Round 1 at 7 p.m.
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Posted: June 08, 2015 at 05:28 PM | 0 comment(s)
Recently retired Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has hired Sandy Montag of IMG as his agent to represent him in selling the rights to a book about his life and baseball.
No matter how bland and whitewashing the end result turns out, it will never be able to match the FIFA movie.
Posted: June 08, 2015 at 03:11 PM | 124 comment(s)
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