Archive for August 2006

Celebrating some cool moves by the obvious choice for NL’s general manager of the Year.

The Cubs score two in the 11th, then give up three in the 11th, the Astros beat the Brewers on a brain freeze by catcher Damian Miller in the bottom of the ninth and games go into extra innings in Texas and Cleveland. But none of those games are our Game of the Day.

Barry Bonds hit two home runs in one game for the first time since 2004 (career total=727), Ryan Howard tied Mike Schmidt’s HR club record with his 48th and Delmon Young homered in his first major league game.

Jeffrey Loria speaks out and life in baseball without greenies

It’s the final installment of Steve’s examination of the biggest mid-season trades, in which we encounter Turkey Mike, Mad Dog, and, um, The Village Idiot.

Rick checks in with updates on Aaron Rowand’s ankle, Gary Sheffield’s hand and more.

The Devil Rays bring up Delmon Young for the first time. Plus, Derrek Lee returns, The King throws his first career shutout and lots of season-ending surgeries.

A look at the essence of Jeff Francoeur, wherein we try to ascertain what his future holds.

The Braves’ Van Pope and the Mets’ Carlos Gomez lead this list of young hitters who have overcome early season slumps.

If you’re a Cardinals fan, Gary Bennett just might be your new hero.