He and the White Sox blanked the Indians 8-0. He struck out 7, walked 0 on 114 pitches. He carried a perfect game into the 9th and lost it on a hit by pitch. He did complete the no-hitter though. That brings up a bit of trivia—it was only the 6th time in baseball history…… Continue reading Carlos Rodon Near Perfect
This isn’t April Fool’s. He’ll be contributing to UpickTrade, which is based in Mexico. —He said he doesn’t believe this will hurt his chances of getting in the Hall of Fame. (I agree, because he already has zero chance.) —He said it’s not hurting Rob Manfred. (True, but that’s not the point.) —He said he…… Continue reading Pete Rose Joining a Website that Sells Sports Picks
MLB announced the Atlantic League would implement a couple rule changes as experiments this year, with the idea being they could find their way into MLB’s own rule book. First, for the second half of the season, the pitching rubber will be moved back 1 foot, to 61.5 ft from the plate. The hope is…… Continue reading Atlantic League Used as Lab Again
He was 82. He died in a federal prison hospital in NC of “natural causes.” He is best known for, of course, running the biggest Ponzi scheme ever, and was sentenced to 150 years behind bars following his arrest and conviction in 2008. His connection to baseball, as we all know, is that the former…… Continue reading Bernie Madoff Dead
It seems Alex Rodriguez is on the verge of becoming co-owner of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. The current owner, Glen Taylor, had been looking for a buyer and apparently has one. Rodriguez is in partnership with billionaire Marc Lore. Until recently Lore was President and CEO of WalMart’s US e-commerce.…… Continue reading A-Rod Buying Basketball Teams
Joe Musgrove’s no hitter
Denver has been chosen to replace Atlanta as the host of the year’s All Star Game and assorted festivities. That means the home run derby will also be at Coors Field. Use last year’s balls and ditch the humidifier for the evening, and I might just watch.
Rougned Odor was DFA’d by the Texas Rangers. The Rangers stink anyway. Today they worked out a trade with the Yankees. They Yankees are shipping a couple minor leaguers to the Rangers, and the Rangers are paying most of his salary to play for the Yankees. Why were the Yankees interested in taking on Odor…… Continue reading Rougned Odor Traded
Last December, the Tigers picked up Akil Baddoo, a lefty outfielder, from the Twinkies in the Rule 5 Draft. Detroit had like 20 unserviceable outfielders, so why not tuck a little sumpin’ sumpin’ extra under the tree for Christmas? Baddoo debuted Sunday. On the very first pitch he saw in the majors, he hit a…… Continue reading Thanks, Twins, For Baddoo-ing Us A Solid!
The 2021 miracle team continues to run away with the AL East
2021 Cy Young Award winner Jose Berrios off to a sizzling start
Never heard of Yermin Mercedes? No reason you should have before today. He’s a 28-year-old rookie catcher/DH for the White Sox. He played in the minors from 2011-2019. Last year he subbed in one game for the ChiSox. Yesterday he started a game for the first time at the major league level. All he did…… Continue reading Cap Tip to Yermin Mercedes
MLB has responded to Georgia’s new voting law by announcing Atlanta is losing its chance to host the All Star Game this year. It has not been decided where the game, and MLB draft, will be instead. The Dodgers were supposed to host last year, but they have been awarded next year’s game to replace…… Continue reading 2021 All Star Game Being Moved
When I was a kid, I looked forward to watching “This Week in Baseball” every week, hosted by the late, great Mel Allen. As an Army brat in Germany, that and NBC’s Game of the Week were the only baseball viewing I got on Armed Forces Television. I loved Allen’s “How about that?” line when…… Continue reading How About That?
It’s Opening Day. It’s a new season. It’s baseball. All 30 teams are going to be in action. Everything is as it should be. Except… there are not one but two proverbial Swords of Damocles hanging over this season. The first is the coronavirus pandemic that is still not over even though hoards of people…… Continue reading Opening Day 2021