Scouts: Prof isn’t available today, she tripped and fell into a time vortex inside of a wardrobe. She’s currently fighting off bad umpiring calls in the early 4th century and calling for wooden umpires. All Hail Our Oak Overloards! A lot of talk was had yesterday (And rightfully so, about Eddie Van Halen passing away…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – Playoff Edition 10/6/2020
Scouts: Prof couldn’t be here, she was celebrating her birthday yesterday (Happy Birthday Prof!) when a bunch of aliens, landed and abducted her. Right as she was eating her cake! It seems they were in need of a tutor on WHIP, BABIP, ISO, ERA+, and as to why Aubrey Huff is such a gigantic, loudmouth…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – Playoff Edition! 10-5-2020
Terrible news. Bob Gibson passed away today at the age of 84. Last year it was announced he had pancreatic cancer; it’s one of the worst types to have, but his death still comes as a shock. He becomes the third Hall of Famer, and second Cardinals icon to die in just the past 6…… Continue reading Bob Gibson Has Died
Scouts: Prof isn’t available today, she was recruited by music loving time travelers to play a Glass Harmonica for a band which would help to unite all humanity in the year 2051 in a galaxy far far away. Meanwhile, she wanted to send her congratulations to the teams that moved on to the next round…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – Playoff Edition 10/1/2020
Major League Baseball wants to cut the number of affiliated minor league teams from 160 to 120 (one low A, one high A, one AA, and one AAA team per MLB franchise). The accord between MLB and MiLB ended Wednesday without a new agreement being reached. Leading into that on Tuesday, MLB took their first…… Continue reading The Minor League Purge Begins
Prof: I hate that the playoff recaps are as long as a regular day’s worth of games. I’m trying to finish packing to move and this isn’t helping. Oh well. I also forgot there were games the other night. That’s what happens when your team of choice plays their series opener at noon o’clock on…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – Postseason Edition for 9/30
Scouts: Prof isn’t available today, she accidently slipped and fell into a black hole. With any luck she’ll return tomorrow with winning lottery numbers and the results of a little game I like to call “2020: Can it really get any worse than this?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVL-zZnD3VU Astros 4, Twins 1 – Scouts: It was looking like…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – Playoffs! 9/29/2020
Scouts: And we have officially closed the books on the 2020 MLB season. The season, ended the only way the 2020 season could end. With a big fat wet thud. Just about every team that needed to win lost, and we had ourselves a bit of an ump show in San Francisco to boot! We…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 9-27-2020
Season totals and stuff like that
Spanish Heritage Month is Sep 15 – Oct 15 this year. I thought I’d put up a post or two about Latinos in baseball. So, to answer the question in the title, Lou Castro is generally cited as the first modern major league player born in a Latin American country. Never heard of him? He…… Continue reading Who Was Lou Castro?
Last night, the Cubs’ Wilson Contreras launched a home run in the 3rd inning. He celebrated as he headed to first by launching the bat high into the air as well. The camera angle down the first base line made it look like the bat went as high as the ball. It was beautiful. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iZDj8tiUS-U…… Continue reading Contreras Awesome Bat Flip
The Royals’ Alex Gordon announced he’s hanging up his spikes. He will have spent his entire big league career with Kansas City. Only George Brett and Frank White can say they played for the team longer. When he came up, he almost was a bust as an infielder. However, his career took off when he…… Continue reading Alex Gordon Retiring
Scouts: Well, we have almost made it to the end. Just one more He Said, She Said for the regular season, and I gotta say I’m looking forward to it. 2020 is the year we all will collectively drink to forget, but I gotta say, it certainly has been a very unique experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7l5ZeVVoCA Marlins…… Continue reading He Said, She Said- Scores and Highlights for 9/24/20
Prof: Sometimes I don’t have words to say all the things I’m thinking or feeling. In those times, I let music speak for me. Today my selections are from the late, infinitely great Donny Hathaway. Let him speak a word to you today. Scouts: Today we morn the loss of the great Gale Sayers, the…… Continue reading He Said, She Said – Scores and Highlights for 9/23/20
The one in which Scouts goes off on Angel Hernandez. 2020 edition.