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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Remember when Pirates fans wanted Huntington gone?
Keokuk Daily Gate City, July 14, 1915:
“Section 211 in the second deck”? If you can’t pay attention enough or can’t move fast enough to get out of the way, either sit further back or don’t go at all.
Cleveland Indians promote No. 3 prospect Bradley Zimmer to Double-A Akron RubberDucks | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Bradley Zimmer, the next big thing in Cleveland.
No one in Red Sox history deserves the benefit of the doubt more than David Ortiz - Red Sox - Boston.com
One of the dopes pushing this baloney was Tony Massarotti who, along with Michael Felger, hosts the dumbest talk radio show in the Boston market. The pairing groups together two of the least insightful people ever to hit the airwaves.
Rob Neyer’s perspective on the game.
Sabermetric people helped him make the All Stars too.
All you sabermetric people are some of the best people.
Full Count » How Red Sox minor leaguer Rafael Devers is like Carlos Delgado; Manuel Margot surprised many in Sox organization
OK, I couldn’t make it to the finals. First, I just can’t take Chris Berman for that long. I tried muting but I just couldn’t take the hair any longer. Second, it was just too boring. Not as boring as the old format, maybe. But, still too boring to finish.
Monday, July 13, 2015
The 2015 All-Star Game from Cincinnati.
AL: Dallas Keuchel (for 1-2 innings)
Game officially starts at 8, but you never know with these things.
The pressure is building.
Giolito has an interesting background.
A nice article on one of the most under-appreciated players in baseball history.
Maybe this will help wake people up.
The Steinbrenners aren’t going anywhere.
Health and a coach that you click with have a possible impact on a player. It will be interesting to see if Maybin can sustain this level of play.
OK, this changes my mind.
Lucas Giolito looks like a stud.
If he’s not already on your prospect radar, it’s time to put him there.
“The general manager’s job isn’t easy,” Duffy said, “and if you try to play GM, you’re going to go nuts.”
Last year Duffy was a shortstop in Double-A and, “I didn’t even expect to be called up last year. I thought I was capable of playing third and stepping in, but it wasn’t really on my mind at the time. I was just focused on being the best player I could be at Richmond, and whatever the organization saw fit for me next, my mind was always on the next level, Triple-A.”...Read More...
from the article
In the realm of technology, Major League Baseball is far ahead of the curve, and has been for years; it’s so far ahead that many members of the baseball media, still busy carping about the merits of the “human element” and whether steroid users belong in the Hall of Fame, have failed to notice.
For one thing, millennials don’t watch TV, so TV ratings aren’t a useful index of whether a sport is popular among them. Robert Bowman, CEO of baseball’s digital media ...Read More...
Toledo News-Bee, July 13, 1915:
And that, as far as I know, is the end of Larry McLean’s baseball career. It’s probably safe to assume McLean drank his way out of this gig, as by this time, alcoholism had completely destroyed his ...Read More...
Discuss the HR Derby (and the Celebrity Softball Game) here!
Sunday, July 12, 2015
In a historic performance at Citi Field, the Mets outfielder connected for home runs in each of his first three at-bats against Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Randall Delgado. In doing so, Nieuwenhuis became the first Mets player to ever hit three home runs in a single home game.
Leaving Cuba: Why Pirates bullpen coach Euclides Rojas risked everything for freedom | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby, set for Monday, is a tedious monstrosity of batting-practice gluttony, a swing-killing relic of the steroid era. It is an elephantine affront to the grace, agility and precision of the game….the allure — along with the ratings, which last year were the lowest recorded since 1997 — is gone….
And mega-stars such as Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout and Colorado Rockies standouts Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki want no part of it. Chicago Cubs manager Joe ...Read More...
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