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The Coldest Game in World Series History

January 5, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Hey baseball fans! Because the baseball regular season is in the spring and summer, the playoffs and World Series are forced to be held during the fall. Due to this, some World Series games can get very cold, but what is the coldest World Series game in history? The answer? Game Four of the 1997 […]

Hairy-chested Guys and Deadbeat Dads

July 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Washington Nationals ship of state was supposed to be sailing for glory. Instead, at the All-Star break it limped into Washington Harbor, their sails in tatters after a trip to Philadelphia and Miami that saw them lose three of four to the Phillies and two of three to the Marlins. The Nats scored 19 […]

“A Unique Look At Big League Baseball” A Must Have For Seamheads

May 21, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

The following was originally posted in early January but Joe’s book is so good, I decided to post it again. For most normal people, New Year’s Eve is all about bidding the old year adieu and ringing in the new one with friends, family, Dick Clark, Times Square, Jenny McCarthy kissing a dude she’d just […]

Get Used to It Mr. Strasburg

April 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

On the same afternoon when I watched Mike Pelfrey pitch eight innings of one-run ball only to see the bullpen (aided by a muffed fly ball) blow a 4-1 lead and cost him the victory, I saw that the same thing happened to Stephen Strasburg. That is, he left the game as the potential winning […]

The Day of the (Starting) Pitcher

April 6, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

So we’re one day into the new baseball season, and most of what we’ve seen is great starting pitching. Even though the Mets moved in the outfield fences at Citi Field, the Mets and Braves managed to scratch out one puny run between them. Kyle Lohse didn’t allow a hit to the Marlins until the […]

De Coughlan, Pujol, Kendri Y Los Marlins (Coughlan, Pujol, Kendri and the Marlins)

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A pesar de todo lo que han hecho y dicen que les queda por hacer, la gerencia de los Marlins siempre es sospechosa de mentirle al público. Tanto que comprometieron hasta su honor, legalmente, con los fondos para el estadio. Cuando el prometedor novato Greg Coughlan fue enviado a las Menores, lo justificaron con “bajo […]

Breaking Down the Initial Rumors of Free Agency

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The hot stove league is in full effect, with free agents beginning the annual rites of visitation and haggling with prospective suitors. Already a number of interesting rumors have popped up regarding possible interest between players and teams. It is still too early to say if these rumors will turn into reality, but is the […]

Un Mago En La Ciudad De Los Vientos (A Wizard In The City Of Winds)

November 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Entre las mil y una condiciones que se han logrado como beneficios laborales regulados para los que trabajan para MLB, esta una de gran valor aunque polémica: para elegir un manager de un club, es necesario entrevistar a por lo menos un representante de todos los departamentos de coaches que trabajan para un team. Sin […]

First Division Finish

September 29, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

No, the Nationals are not headed for the playoffs, and yes, the smug fans up the coast will shake their heads in bemusement at the joy we share at finishing in the top half of the 30 Major League baseball teams. But remember and cheerish that grin, because the Nationals don’t just “hear that train […]

Koufax or Ryan? Tough choice for Torborg

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t ask Jeff Torborg to choose between Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan. The only man to catch no-hitters thrown by both can’t make up his mind. A former back-up catcher for the Dodgers and Angels, Torborg caught a perfect game thrown by Koufax in 1965 and no-hitters thrown by Bill Singer in 1970 and Ryan […]

Los Piratas estan dando la campanada (The Pirates are giving the bell)

Llegamos a la primera mitad de la temporada 2011. se hace una pausa para realizar el juego de las estrellas. Vamos a realizar lo que a mi juicio y entendimiento ha sido lo mas resaltante de esta primera mitad en las grandes Ligas. En primer lugar , la gran sorpresa de los Indios de Cleveland, […]

The Catch of the Young Season

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Several years ago I went up to Harrisburg to interview Justin Maxwell, the promising young outfielder of the Harrisburg Senators at the time. He was a warm and sincere young man and I spoke to John Stearns about the Maryland native and came away impressed. Yet truthfully it was another player who caught my eye […]

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 […]

In the Best Interests of Baseball?

August 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

What exactly does the leaking of financial information about six teams by Deadspin.com seek to change at the end of the day?  In 2006–in the name of competitive balance–Major League Baseball, Inc. set in place a system to share revenues from the richest teams–those whose markets will always remain demographically enhanced–with the poorest ones.  Upsetting […]

It Could Have Been So Much Worse

April 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Joe Posnanski wrote this week about the release of full economic data on the business of baseball by Forbes Magazine.  I can barely balance a check book and maybe gate receipts, market valuations and operating revenues confuse me more than I know, but they look to be telling a fascinating story.  It’s about how major league […]

Closing Arguments in Washington

March 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Nationals have played their last 2010 spring game in Viera, FL and are headed north.  The jury is still out.  They have won a few more spring games, but benching Cristian Guzman for Ian Desmond will make speed and athleticism a big factor for the 2010 Nationals.  The move is exhibit A in a […]

Splitting the Weekend

March 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Two games, one win. The Cards finally broke the seal on the win column this weekend.  After falling Saturday in extra innings to Florida, they were able to get a win against the Marlins on Sunday.  Kyle McClellan had a very solid start, but had to since his main competition, Rich Hill, was just about […]