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“What’s on Second?”

May 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

If you missed it–and shame on you if you did–Jonathan Mayo, who covers the June first-year player draft and the minor leagues for MLB.com, joined us on the latest “What’s on 2nd: the Seamheads.com Radio Hour,” that aired this past Monday, May 16.  If you are interested in the upcoming draft, Jonathan provided some great […]

Sugar’s Offseason Jump-On-The-Bandwagon Topics

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Plenty of jump-on-the-bandwagon topics to digest from the offseason, including the popular opinion that the Kansas City Royals have the best Farm System of all 30 major league baseball clubs. As bright as the future may be, our friend Rob Neyer of www.sbnation.com told Michael Lynch and I on Monday night’s latest edition of the […]

How About Those Pirates…

October 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Pittsburgh Pirates endured another losing season in 2010 (18th straight and counting), fired yet another field manager in John Russell, tied the 1963 New York Mets for the worst road record for a single season, and drew 1,613,399 fans to P&C Park, the second lowest total in the National League, and still fashion themselves […]

Pink Slips and Resumes Are Being Readied Around Baseball

October 2, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Oh that clock is a ticking louder and louder as the end of the big league season approaches on Sunday, and with it some big league skippers (and staff) are probably going to have a few sleepless nights in front of them over the next few days.  That’s if they have not already come to […]

So Long Mr. Harwell, you will be missed

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

  It was late September, 2002.  I had a busy week scheduled.  Fly out to Kansas City, MO to do a broadcast with the Kansas City Royals and return home and get married on that Saturday.  My first big league broadcast.  The Royals invited the announcers from some of their minor league affiliates to come […]

Whatever happened to finish what you start?

April 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For some reason, I can’t get Joe Girardi’s comments about possibly pulling C.C. Sabathia in the late innings of his start against Tampa Bay on Saturday, April 10 with a no-hitter intact because of his rising pitch count out of my head.  I understand that high pitch counts, especially early on in the season, can […]

Tales From a Minor League Bus

April 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The 2010 minor league baseball season is underway and every minor league general manager has a deal in place with a bus company to move their team around from town to town and city to city during the upcoming season. With that in mind, I can only sit back, smile and laugh as I think […]

Harrisburg and Eastern League Excited About Strasburg

April 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just a few days prior to the start of the minor league season and you can bet clubs are doing all the last-minute scrambling to get ready for their teams to arrive from Arizona or Florida as big league clubs break their minor league camps.  Opening Day is here, ready or not! The biggest assignment […]

Stud prospect using baseball to do his part in community

March 24, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

“I hope I can inspire you, no matter what your age, please know that you too can do something to make a difference in your community everyday.”  Elliot Mast The above mission statement comes from an 11-year-old young man who hails from Altoona, PA.  As he readies himself for his upcoming baseball season, Elliot Mast […]

A Lifetime of Moments…Early Years

March 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a recent visit to a friends’ house, he gave me the grand tour of his home.  For me, it was a first and after being awed by the spacious backyard beyond the pool we ventured back inside and made our way to his “Man Cave.”  By the way, we would have made that open […]