Interim no more – Phillies name Pete Mackanin manager for 2016

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

Segue of the Day – those High School kids who hit the Ref

“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

Cespedes says he wants at least 6 years in next contract

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

September 17th – Emotions, Tears and Chipper Jones

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

Awesome Alert: Same Guy Catches Two Home Runs

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

Somehow – Papelbon found a way to look worse

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