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
I don’t like getting into politics, and that’s not what this post is about. No…it’s this: The Boston Red Sox have apparently hired a new manager. It’s Alex Cora. No, I’m not kidding. We all know why he got fired last off-season. If the Red Sox had planned to bring him back after his roll…… Continue reading Is the World Trolling Us?
The awards are going to be, um, awarded as usual despite the season being only 60 games due to the pandemic. Yesterday the BBWAA announced the finalists for each. Without further ado, here they are, with my hypothetical vote: AL MVP: DJ LeMahieu, Yankees. The second baseman tied for the AL WAR lead (all stats…… Continue reading BBWAA Award Finalists—Who Ya Got?
Today is Election Day. I voted. I’ve no interest in watching talking heads all evening about it. Thinking about baseball is a lot more fun. As of 5 PM Sunday the main free agency period began, with the end of the period for players and teams to pick up or decline options. The MLBPA indicates…… Continue reading 20-21 Free Agents
The list actually came out last week. I didn’t address it at the time because my Rays were busy winning a pennant and playing in the World Series. This award has at times in the past been notorious for awarding the undeserving based on reputation…often reputation with the bat and not the glove. In recent…… Continue reading Gold Glove Finalists
The MLB owners have rubber stamped the sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen. He now has a 95% stake in the club. The Wilpon family retains 5%. With the sale, the Mets are valued near $2.5 billion. Cohen has previously announced he was bringing Sandy Alderson back to be the team president. Yesterday he…… Continue reading Mets Sale Approved
Detroit is reportedly finalizing a deal to hire AJ Hinch as their manager. He, of course, was the manager of the 2017 WS champion Houston Astros. He was also suspended for the 2020 season by MLB, and subsequently fired by the Astros, for failing to stop the Astros players’ cheating scheme in 2017. He was…… Continue reading Tigers Close to Hiring New Skipper
The Chicago White Sox have gone back to the future to hire their “new” manager—Dr Emmett Brown, ummm, I mean Tony LaRussa. He was previously their manager from 1979 – 1986. He led the ChiSox to the playoffs in 1983, which was their first postseason appearance since 1959. After getting fired part way through the…… Continue reading It’s Like It’s 1985 Again
Scouts: Well ladies, gentleman and our soon to be robotic overloards, we finally have a conclusion to the 2020 season. We have a new champion, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rays put up a heck of a fight, but ultimately the Dodgers were just too dominant, too relentless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMDFv5m18Pw Rays 1, Dodgers 3 I’m sure…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – We Have A Champion Edition
“Now how about that?!” “I can’t believe what I just saw!” Y’all know what I mean. Game 4, 8-7 Rays, series tied 2-2 I can barely breathe. Wow.
Scouts: I said yesterday that lastnight’s game was very important for the Rays and they needed to make a statement in a big way. Well, I’m not sure they made a big statement, but they did show everyone they did not come all this way to just roll over and give up. They struck back,…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – World Series Game 2!
Scouts: And we are officially underway in the 2020 World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is the moment we have all been waiting for. The best of the best. The creme dela creme. MLB’s gamepage isn’t loading correctly for me, so for today we’ll be using Prof’s personal…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – It’s The World Series!
Scouts: And we are now down to one. One final game to decide who will face the Rays in the World Series. Personally I had no dog in this race. Sure I like the Braves, they have some former O’s, plus it would have made Prof very happy. However I also kinda like the Dodgers.…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – Let’s Go To The World Series 2020!
Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief. The Asterisks finally got sent home, 4-2, at the hands of the Rays. After being just the second team to force a game 7 after being down 3 games to mil, they did not become the first team with a regular season losing record to reach the World…… Continue reading Rays in WS