Infielder DJ LeMahieu has signed a deal to stay with the Yankees for 6 years, $90,000,000. He’d turned down the $18,900,000 qualifying offer, but nobody I know of figured he would go anywhere else. He’s the first Yankee to win the AL batting title since Mickey Mantle in 1953, and the only player to win…… Continue reading Yankees Re-Sign LeMahieu
My last post had to do with Kluber showing off what good pitching shape Corey Kluber is in for scouts. He impressed the Yankees enough for a one year deal worth $11,000,000.
One of the things I used to look forward to on Craig Calcaterra’s blog was best-shape-of-his-life posts. They were a rite of waning days of each offseason as Craig culled various news reports to find these gems. They are a sign the next season is surely coming even though it’s freezing cold out at the…… Continue reading BSOHL?
You read that right, the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League cut 48-year-old Manny Ramirez. The team has only played 2 games so far, in mid-December. Since then the COVID-19 surge has shut down league play, and curtailed travel within Australia as well as international travel. Ramirez hadn’t played for the team yet,…… Continue reading Sydney Blue Sox Cut Manny Ramirez
True legend Tommy Lasorda has passed away. He had a long history of heart problems. He had been taken to the hospital in November and in the ICU a couple weeks. He ultimately got to go home again earlier this week after seven weeks in the hospital. Unfortunately there was another heart attack yesterday. He…… Continue reading Baseball in Mourning Again
The NY Mets have acquired Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco from the Cleveland Baseball Team in exchange for Alejandro Jimenez and some minor leaguers. Jimenez did well as a rookie in 2020, but I’d much rather have Lindor. BTW, have you heard the Wilpons no longer own the Mets? If you had any lingering doubts…… Continue reading Francisco Lindor Traded
All ballots had to be in by yesterday. The site that tracks the votes as they’re made public is up and running: http://www.bbhoftracker.com There are no likely hall of famers among the first-year eligible players. That makes it an interesting year to see who makes a move and who—if anyone—gets in. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens,…… Continue reading Hall of Fame Update
First, thanks for the kind condolences after my Mom’s passing. In the last couple months I’ve also gotten to deal with a kidney stone and a kitchen fire, so suffice to say I’m not sorry to see Jan 1, 2021 arrive. (Regarding the kitchen fire, shout out to USAA for being every bit as good…… Continue reading Happy New Year
It’s what we human beings do. Get together.
Not spring training. Christmas week outbreak.
Totally spring training.
We are not afraid. Morehouse College – We Shall Overcome – YouTube
Beginning the seventh inning. Nothing else to say. A 10 year-old autistic and blind boy singing. His voice shocked everyone. – YouTube
I experienced a respiratory crisis early the morning of Monday 11-9, and was transported by ambulance to the hospital where I remained until the following Friday. I returned home that Friday feeling a hell of lot better, relatively. Thank you God. My diagnosis is extreme congestive heart failure and COPD / Emphysema (the terms seem…… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving – 2020
Quite a few things happened this week in MLB, particularly the BBWAA winners being announced and Kim Ng being named GM of the Miami Marlins—becoming the first woman to be a MLB GM. I posted about none of it. None of it is currently important to me. That is because this week my 90-year-old mother…… Continue reading In Memoriam