Circling back on the topic, it looks like those High School players were ordered to hit the ref. I still have a lot of issues here. First off – so what if they were ordered to do it? I mean, surely a marine of Dawson’s intelligence can be trusted to determine on his own, which…… Continue reading It was Jessup
It’s official – Pete Mackanin will be the Phillies skipper for the 2016 season. Mackanin has won a lot of praise for his work with the young group of players he has inherited, and is seen as a players manager. He is not afraid to assert himself though, as Odubel Herrera found out this week. The…… Continue reading Interim no more – Phillies name Pete Mackanin manager for 2016
On this day in 1911, Cy Young got his 511th career win, still the all-time record. Hard to see how that will ever be topped. Pitchers rarely win 20 games in a season anymore, so to average that for 25 plus seasons….yea, can’t see it happening. So is 511 wins that hardest record to break?…… Continue reading Records are made to be broken – or are they?
“Make no mistake about it, Harold Dawson and Louden Downey are sitting before you in judgement today because they did their job” I am not going to pretend there is a baseball angle here, but there is one helluva “Few Good Men” angle here, so I am going with it. Two High School Football players…… Continue reading Segue of the Day – those High School kids who hit the Ref
Yoenis Cespedes tells ESPN he wants 6+ years from his next contract Hard to see how he does not get it with the all-world final two months he is having (please note….I did not say “valuable”). The dollar figure could be well north of $100 Mil with that many years. Start Spreadin’ the News….he’s leaving…… Continue reading Cespedes says he wants at least 6 years in next contract
14 years ago today, it was time to play ball. In any year before that or since, playing baseball on a mid-September day would have been quite the norm. But in 2001, September 17th was anything but normal. 6 days before….well, we all know happened that day. And MLB made the right call by shutting…… Continue reading September 17th – Emotions, Tears and Chipper Jones
I don’t care what your feelings are over all when it comes to fans getting souvenirs – this is pretty darn cool. The same fan caught Home Run balls hit by Jayson Werth and Darrin Ruf. And it’s only the 4th inning! No link to the video yet, but it can be found here if…… Continue reading Awesome Alert: Same Guy Catches Two Home Runs
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had an article the other day about the Red Sox and their need for a closer next season. He lists the possible trades and free agents, among them all the usual suspects. He mentions Drew Storen and notes: Has not been the same pitcher since the Nationals acquired Jonathan Papelbon.…… Continue reading Drew Storen to the Red Sox?
September 14, 2014. If you followed Papelbons career, you know what happened that day. It was just plain nuts. You’d have to think that is the least classiest thing a guy could do, right? You’d think it….but flash forward exactly a year. As Indaburg pointed out, Papelbon ripped into his former team team yesterday, saying…… Continue reading Somehow – Papelbon found a way to look worse
We hear it over and over – Yoenis Cespedes is not the MVP, it is Bryce Harper. It is blasphemy to suggest otherwise. And yea….okay, I mostly agree that Mr. Harper will deserve to win. But at the same time, I am reminded of former Eagle & Viking Wide Receiver Cris Carter In 1989, Carter…… Continue reading Has Yoenis Cespedes become Cris Carter?
I have a confession to make. I often route against former Phillies. Not always, but often. And I know I should not. It’s kinda like being the jealous ex – I know we needed to break up, I just can’t stand the thought of you with another guy. It all started with Dave Cash. As…… Continue reading Breaking is up hard to do
Tom Boswell of the Washington Post has an observation about the overall state of the Nationals. Specifically, he writes about what is lacking with the team right now: “The Nats need a stronger spine, one less likely to crack. They don’t need to fix all the vertebrae. But it is backbone, something no baseball analysis has…… Continue reading About that Team Chemistry thing…..
For the third straight game, the Mets came from behind late to beat the Nationals, thus completing a 3 game sweep. The Mets have now won 6 straight over the Nats, and have a commanding 7 game lead with 23 games to play. This thing is over, right? Sure, the Nats still have 3 games…… Continue reading It’s all over – Mets will win the NL East. Right?