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Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Manfred: US Soccer Team Coach Makes A Blunt Kobe Bryant Analogy That Explains Why He Cut Landon Donovan
OK, it’s not a baseball story but we should always applaud a coach/manager who understands his club’s need to focus on future, not past performance.
BP’s Ben Lindbergh breaks down draft success (or failure) by team.
The second greatest pitcher that never was.
You say patato I say potato.
How good might this year’s picks be this time next year? Check out how last year’s picks are doing.
“For us, it’s simply where the heart and soul of the family is,” Garvey said. “It’s a place that originally was a house, and this very talented woman makes it a home.
“It’s where we love and we live. We have so many kids, then we send them out into the world”—he laughs—“to find homes of their own.”
Milwaukee Journal, June 4, 1914:
The Day-Before-The-Draft OMNICHATTER
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
We will never forget, Vlad.
A lot of good stuff here.
Yes, THAT Kazuhito Tadano. Seriously, though, this is epic…
Doy-El: “These… are matters of undeniable fact. I ask you now to pronounce judgement on the ballplayers accused!”
With the Yankees down, 1-0, in the fourth inning of their matchup with the Mariners in the Bronx on Monday, shortstop Derek Jeter committed a mental gaffe that put Kyle Seager on third base with a triple.
Seager popped the ball into no-man’s land in short left field near the foul line. Outfielder Brett Gardner made a diving effort for the ball, but it hit off his glove and rolled into foul territory.
Jeter, apparently thinking the ball was foul, scooped it up and stood with his back to the ...Read More...
Pittsburgh Press, June 3, 1914:
I love stumbling across early newspaper accounts of players who would eventually become ...Read More...
Monday, June 02, 2014
Okay, to make sure I don’t cut it close, this time I’m submitting it… THE NIGHT BEFORE. WOOOOOOOOAAAAAHHHHH
I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, but with our own thread, we won’t detract from what this site is really about: Vladimir Putin’s draft strategy, Stephen Drew’s breakfast, and whether Kevin has taken a material step toward harming Russell Westbrook.
You didn’t think I forgot, did you?
For the last year or so, the Astros have reportedly been offering various long-term deals to some of the young players in their organization, using the carrot of guaranteed millions to try and buy out a couple of free agent years. Up until now, no one had signed the offer, and Evan Longoria remained the record holder for fewest number of days of service before signing a long-term deal. However, with first base prospect Jon Singleton, the Astros have now codified the first deal that officially ...Read More...
“I think Puig is definitely in this family of nearly mythical characters.” ~ John Thorn
‘We’ve been friends long enough you’ll understand’: Vin Scully, baseball’s longest-tenured and most eloquent broadcaster, is still looking to make a connection - SBNation.com
My favorite announcer.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.
Grant DePorter, CEO of the Harry Caray’s chain, opens a drunk diary.
Jeter: Final Season OPS+ 86
It’s go time!
June 12th Brazil v Croatia
June 13th Mexico v Cameroon, Spain v Holland, Chile v Australia
June 14th Colombia v Greece, Ivory Coast v Japan, Uruguay v Costa Rica, England v Italy
June 15th Switzerland v Ecuador, France v Honduras, Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina
June 16th Iran v Nigeria, Germany v Portugal, Ghana v USA
June 17th Brazil v Mexico, Belgium v Algeria, Russia v South Korea
June 18th Cameroon v Croatia, Australia v Holland, Spain v Chile
June 19th Colombia v ...Read More...
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