Archive for the 'General Baseball' Category

Whose *?

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

MAX: They come and they go, Hobbs. They come and they go. I’ll be around here longer than you or anybody else here. I’m here to protect this game.
ROY: Whose game?
The Natural, 1984
“I don’t think you can put an asterisk in the game of baseball, and I don’t think that the Hall of […]

Red Sox Win, Yankees Keep Losing, The Rest Of Us Yawn

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Congratulations are due to the Boston Red Sox for winning their second championship in four years. They were touted as the best team in baseball all year and, for once, the best team in baseball actually finished the season with a win. Despite allowing the Yankees to make thing interesting for them […]

Karma

Monday, October 8th, 2007

The lovely wife just pointed this out -
The Indians send the Yankees packing on Columbus Day.
…I thought it was chuckle-worthy…

Wow. Just Wow…

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Tim Kurkijihskfkjfjnn, immediately following the end of the Padres-Rockies game on Sportscenter.
“Well, I’m not a replay guy in baseball. Let’s assume for a second that they’ll replay this and we’ve got an entire stadium in Colorado exploding around everyone. I mean, they haven’t been to the playoffs since 1995 and then they say, […]

Poetic?

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Despite the fact that it is incredibly obvious that Matt Holliday did not touch home plate, the only thing that would make the Padres getting booted from the playoffs because Barrett dropped the ball more poetic for Cubs fans is if Chris Young was the losing pitcher (though I suppose it being the season and […]

Concepcion Goes For A Spin In Wrigley

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

I’ve heard of baseball players being superstitious and doing strange things to try and readjust their mojo, but sometimes they just seem like idiotic 20-something boys. Case in point, I give you David Ismael Concepcion.
It was 1976. The Reds were in Chicago in April playing the Cubs, and the only thing colder than the […]

MLBs Wiki-edits

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

With all of the interesting corporate Wikipedia edits being exposed thanks to the Wikiscanner, I thought it would be interesting to check out what, if anything, was being edited by the powers that be in Major League Baseball.
I first checked out what the Tribune Company had been up to on the interwebs. Starting in […]

Liability

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Phil Rogers on the culture of drinking in the clubhouse.
I guess I am naive, but I didn’t realize that MLB would allow drinking by their employees in their workplace outside of a post-season celebration. A majority of companies do not allow this for obvious liability reasons. The family of Josh Handcock could possibly sue […]

GRIT

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Poster ChuckDickens over at the Desipio Message Boards as come up with a genius new stat - GRIT (General Requirements of Intangible Talent).
By his calculations, Cubs players who have had GRITy seasons include -
1963 Andre Rodgers
1965 Don Landrum
1998 Mickey Morandini
2001 Ricky Gutierrez
2001 Eric Young
2005 Jerry Hairston

Selig’s Salary

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

According to this article, Bud made $14.5 million in 2005 from MLB. No word on how much of a kickback he is getting from DirecTV this year.
An interesting side-note in the article -
Baseball’s central office paid $77.3 million in salaries and benefits to 231 employees, the report said. The NFL paid $41.5 million to […]