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The Big Rude

March 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! The team that represented the American League in my favorite World Series (1993: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies) was filled to the brim with All Stars like Joe Carter and Jack Morris and Hall of Famers like Rickey Henderson and Paul Molitor. However, perhaps the most important player on the team that season was the AL batting champion […]

New York Yankees Obtain Japan’s Igarashi

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New York Yankees obtain Japan’s Igarashi (via AFP) Ryota Igarashi, who spent 10 seasons with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan’s Central League, was obtained off waivers by the New York Yankees in a Major League Baseball transaction. The 33-year-old right-handed pitcher spent pre-season training with Pittsburgh but was acquired by Toronto on March…

No Retirement in Site for Ageless Milo

July 23, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

As a broadcaster, Milo Hamilton doesn’t have to worry about his arms or legs giving out. He can still read his voluminous notes and talk about baseball with the best of them. Plus his voice still projects the dulcet tones that accompanied his call of Hank Aaron’s record 715th home run on April 8, 1974. […]

José Mesa fue un salvador de infarto

A propósito de las grandes actuaciones de Mariano Rivera ya a punto de arribar a sus 600 salvados, y de la recuperación del “Kid” Rodriguez,debemos recordar a los pioneros latinos en ese tan difícil trabajo de apagar la luz de los juegos de béisbol. El Dominicano José Mesa fue un pionero en eso de intimidar […]

Why Is A.J. Burnett So Inconsistent?

September 6, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

To say the least, 2010 has been a season of inconsistency for A.J. Burnett. After his first start of the season, his ERA was 5.40. By his sixth start, it was 1.99. 10 starts later, it was 5.25. Now, after his 27th start, his ERA stands at 5.15, and unless he can bring that down […]

Touring The Bases With…John Castino

August 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

John Castino was selected co-rookie of the year (with Toronto’s Alfredo Griffin) in the American League for 1979 after batting .285 with eight triples. Due to the tie, the voting process (and point system) was changed in 1980. Castino hit .302 in 1980 and led the American League in triples in 1981, but back problems […]

El adios de Bobby Cox como manager activo (Bobby Cox says good bye as an active manager)

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Cuando Bobby Cox vino a jugar con Cardenales de Lara (1967-68 y 1968-69) y Leones del Caracas (1969-70), teniendo buenos números ofensivos con los pájaros rojos además de comandar a los antesalistas de la liga venezolana en promedio defensivo en la 67-68, nadie se imaginaba que pudiera establecerse como manager de Grandes Ligas. Y cuando […]