Archive for July, 2005


Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Hendry just pantsed the Pirates again, but this time, it’s not going to get us anywhere. This almost smacks of Jimmy saying, “Hey, look! I made amove! See, I’m not giving up yet!”
Let Baker go, get rid of Macias, put Murton in left, bring up some of these pitchers we’ve been hearing so much […]


Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Ryne Sandberg just became the conscious of the game.
Wonderful (if a bit long) speech, with a couple not-too-subtle jabs at Sosa and the ‘home run’ mentality of today’s ballplayer. Ryno focused his speech on the way the game should be played and how it was important to play the game with respect for your […]


Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Philadelphia N.L. 1981
Chicago N.L. 1982-1994, 1996-1997
A sure-handed second baseman with power and speed who dignified the game with his professionalism, quiet leadership and tireless preparation. Set career records among second basemen for home runs (277 of 282), fielding percentage (.989), consecutive errorless games in a season (90), and over two seasons (123). Earned nine gold […]

Dusty Wants Out

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

LA Times has the story from “a person close to the Chicago Cub manager”. I wonder if this is the same person close to Baker that accused Chicago fans of racisim this spring.
I think Hendry and MacPhail need to have a sit down with their manager.

Cubs Win Despite Their Manager’s Best Efforts

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Once again…

Al on Al

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Al Yellon is spreading the Soriano rumors now.
Personally, I don’t like the guy. The Rangers want Pie and the Cubs would want him to move to second. The Yankees wanted him to move to the outfield and he wouldn’t do it. He’s had a torn tendon that he decided […]

Free Wheeling

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Ryan Freel stole 5 bases tonight agains the Dodgers, including 2 in the top of the 9th to put himself in position to score the go-ahead run in a tie ballgame. The ESPN2 commentator Greg Papa pointed out that this sets a club record for stolen bases in one game. He was amazed […]


Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

LaRussa just left Marquis in for over 120 pitches into the bottom of the 9th, his last one shot into the gap to drive in the Padres winning run. It is the longest Marquis has gone in a game all year and he had two on with one out and was clearly out of […]

Murton For Lead-Off

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

He has the best plate disipline of anyone on the team right now and he has decent speed. Tell me why this wouldn’t work, except for the fact that Dusty would never play him enough.

Yankees’ Straw Grasping

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

They just signed the recently release Nomo.
He’s got too much major league experience for someone not to grab him, but I would have pegged Houston or San Diego even, but for the Yankees to give him a contract it shows how desperate they are. This is the definition of throwing eveything at the wall […]