Over at the Huffington Post, Jacqueline Howard discusses a new study done which identifies the biggest injury risk to catchers. For the study, the researchers analyzed the rate, type and severity of injuries suffered by MLB catchers during the 2001-2010 seasons. The injuries were recorded in the MLB Electronic Baseball Information System and confirmed by public records…… Continue reading Collisions at home plate not catcher’s biggest risk
An already short schedule on Thursday got even shorter when sky water came to the ground in some specific locations. Full scores and boxes are right over here. Of particular interest to this particular author, both the Cardinals and Pirates lost yesterday…..which means the day wasn’t a complete wash.
I troll Twitter so you don’t have to. Ruin Tomorrow Today: Phillies Twitter was a fun read today. No one is happier today than the folks over at @FireRubenNow, a Twitter account calling for the dismissal of national laughingstock Ruben Amaro Jr. Sadly, the best tweets all have embedded gifs in them, but trust me,…… Continue reading The Midnight Snack – Thursday
Historio might want to sit down for this one. Sources in the Tigers’ front office say that Brad Ausmus, arguably baseball’s dreamiest manager, will be fired at the end of the 2015 season. Ausmus has been the Tigers’ manager since 2013, during which time the Tigers have gone from powerhouse to doghouse. According to Detroit Local…… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS – Baseball’s Handsomest Manager on the Outs?
SB Nation has a great article up discussing the top 10 draft picks and how they performed this season. So far, it appears the Red Sox may have the best pick in the draft. Andrew Benintendi – 7th overall, Boston Red Sox With the 7th pick, the Red Sox took Andrew Benintendi from the University…… Continue reading How did the top 10 draft picks do this year?
Time marches on
I don’t know a whole lot about Votto, but I have always gotten the impression he was a pretty mild mannered kind of guy. Last night he had a major league meltdown of epic proportions. It’s quite the site to see. For his part, Votto seems to want to put the tirade behind him, but…… Continue reading Votto has major league meltdown
I mean, we all saw this coming a few months ago right? #Phillies announced today that the club has elected not to extend the contract of Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. — Phillies (@Phillies) September 10, 2015
A new day a new theme! I think we are getting a lot closer to a final decision on themes. This one offers nice beautiful pictures, number of comments and a excerpt of the story that you can click to get into the full story. Comments are ordered nicely (If not a little too zoomed…… Continue reading Update on Site News!
Hey, party people. Here’s the post for the Game of the Day conversation. I’ve put the link in below, so you can watch it and comment accordingly. You do not need an MLB.TV subscription to watch this one. It’s free to the public, streaming online. http://mlb.mlb.com/mediacenter/index.jsp?c_id=mlb It’s Rockies v. Padres, so I’m expecting crickets…
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…..
By accident of fandom, I root for the American League in baseball. I didn’t choose to be pro-designated hitter; I was born into my mother’s family and there it is. Since I became a sentient baseball watcher, my team has had a DH, so, when a National League fan pontificates about the purity and superiority of…… Continue reading From the AL Looking In
I’ve long been a proponent of seeding playoffs by overall record, and not by division winners. In fact, I wouldn’t mind moving to a balanced schedule and getting rid of divisions entirely, but I suppose divisions have more to do with travel logistics and artificial rivalries than anything else these days. This brings us to…… Continue reading Should MLB adopt a NBA type system in seeding playoffs?
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?
Each day, mlb.tv broadcasts one game on the schedule for free. If you follow the link below and scroll down a bit, you’ll find it fairly easily. http://mlb.mlb.com/mediacenter/index.jsp?c_id=mlb The idea is that everyone who happens to be around can turn on the same ball game and shoot the breeze about whatever happens to be going…… Continue reading Live Game Blog – 09/09/15 – Giants @ Diamondbacks