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Dickey, Wakefield, and the Not-So-Lost-But-Sorta-Lost Art of the Knuckleball

August 19, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

With roughly six weeks remaining in the 2010 season there are a number of bloggers, writers, and analysts that have started looking ahead to the offseason. While the writing itself hasn’t actually begun yet, I’ll admit I’ve started thinking ahead to the format I hope to encapsulate my year-end thoughts within. Of course, the season’s […]

Break Up the Astros

August 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Houston Astros finished the month of July with 4 straight wins, outscoring the opposition 25-2.  It was the first winning month for the Club with a record of 13-11.  Most of the credit goes to the pitchers with the starters compiling a 2.54 ERA, the best in the league for the month.  Brett Myers […]

César Gutiérrez bateó de 7-7 el 21 de junio de 1970. A cuarenta años de siete inspiraciones. (Forty years ago Cesar Gutierrez hit 7-7 in an MLB game)

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Mientras observaba el juego desde la cueva de los Tigres, César Gutiérrez ajustaba los cordeles de su guante. Un fuerte olor de alcanfor lo transportó por un momento al otoño de 1969. Estaba preparando su equipaje para regresar a Venezuela. Había terminado la temporada en AAA con el Phoenix de los Gigantes de San Francisco. En ese momento llamó el gerente general de los Gigantes. “Fuiste vendido a los Tigres de Detroit. Quieren que viajes allá cuanto antes”.