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Monday, October 03, 2016
Hall of Famers are better when you haven’t seen them.
Five former big league players, three executives and two managers comprise the 10-name Today’s Game Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 5 at the Baseball Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md.
Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Mark McGwire, Lou Piniella, John Schuerholz, Bud Selig and George Steinbrenner are the candidates the Today’s Game Era Committee will consider for Hall of Fame election for the Class of 2017. Baines,
You made your predictions in the linked thread at the start of the season. How did you do??
Let’s go to the videotape…
Speak now or forever hold your hot take.
John McGraw discusses the upcoming World Series, published in the New York World, October 3, 1916:
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Good stuff here.
Jeff Passan discusses his award choices.
The next debate, a vice-presidential one between Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and his Republican counterpart, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 4. The next two presidential showdowns are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday, Oct. 19.
They can’t fire another leadership team again? Can they?
Sunday, October 02, 2016
While injuries curtailed the career of the former Royals ace, limiting him to 167 lifetime wins, Saberhagen ranks by other measures as one of the best pitchers in baseball history not in the Hall of Fame. His 36.8 Wins Above Average are seventh-best among all pitchers retired since 2010 who aren’t enshrined. Saberhagen’s 59.1 WAR ranks 14th among unenshrined pitchers retired since 2010.
The Red Sox don’t need a dedicated DH when Big Papi leaves.
Gear up the hype machine.
I guess Ventura isn’t going to last after all.
Travis Sawchik proposes some fixes for the Pirates.
Valencia has put up pretty good numbers the last two years. He consistently hits the ball hard. If he can’t find regular playing time, he must be the biggest jerk ever.
GAME 162 and THE FINAL GAME OF VIN SCULLY’S CAREER. All games start at the 3 o’clock hour. Two AL Wild Cards and one NL Wild Card remain to be decided.
Saturday, October 01, 2016
It’s the era of the Mets.
Jon Heyman’s recent notes column includes his award picks.
David Ortiz helps out the Tigers and Mariners.
Toolshed: Rookies meeting, underperforming their MLB projections | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
This one really surpised me.
More like this, please:
Friday, September 30, 2016
The “Last Saturday of the Regular Season” OMNICHATTER
The View is Much Better When You’re the Lead Dog: Mike Trout Closes in on Another Second-Place MVP Finish
Williams. Musial. Pujols. It looks like Trout is about to join some very exclusive company.
Why, for example, would the leaders on the team allow someone to put up on a wall photos of two Toronto sports writers with an ‘X’ scratched on their face and the a message written on top reading, ‘Do not grant them interviews’ (or words to that effect)?
On the surface, a pretty juvenile stunt. But also unprofessional. And it’s something, a couple of journalists pointed out to a Jays official, the New York Yankees would never allow in their clubhouse.
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Chicago Eagle, September 30, 1916:
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