Thanks, Twins, For Baddoo-ing Us A Solid!

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!

Nuke LaLoosh Is Dead

Covid-19 claims a living legend. Orioles minor league pitcher Steve Dalkowski was a figure writ large. The inspiration for Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham, Dalkowski was a character whose stories passed among players, taking on a mythic life of their own. Ron Shelton, a minor leaguer himself, received the dugout legend from those around him…… Continue reading Nuke LaLoosh Is Dead

We Have Our First No-No of the Season!

I usually don’t post on the weekends, but this is important. Oakland’s Sean Manaea just no-hit the hottest hitting team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox. https://twitter.com/Athletics/status/987896008603402240 https://twitter.com/PitchingNinja/status/987895568205860864 The Athletics southpaw also had ten strikeouts to go along with the shutout, and outdueled Chris Sale for the win. Big ups to my dude Jon Lucroy…… Continue reading We Have Our First No-No of the Season!

Laura Hirai! The first ever woman in the game of Baseball to represent Great Britain… At the age of 16

Laura Hirai, 16 years old, from Brooklands Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb London, UK… Laura is a student at Haberdashers’ Aske’s, and is currently playing on a team which, besides her, is made up exclusively of boys – many of whom are two years older and over a foot taller. She was born in the UK…… Continue reading Laura Hirai! The first ever woman in the game of Baseball to represent Great Britain… At the age of 16