Archive for July 2009

A different way to look at that old baseball saw about strength up the middle winning championships.

Reviewing a new, and long overdue, book about the extraordinary Satchel Paige.

TUCK! toons every Thursday!

No, Not Rivera. Jonathan Papelbon becomes Boston’s All-Time Saves leader.

Grady Sizemore’s gonna need surgery: Indians All-Star center fielder Grady Sizemore will likely undergo postseason surgery on his inflamed left elbow, trainer Lonnie Soloff said Tuesday. Soloff said “there’s a high index of suspicion” that Sizemore will need an operation at some point. Soloff, speaking before the last-place Indians hosted the Chicago White Sox on […]

Inspired by my post about Mariano’s potential trade to the Tigers, Grand Cards investigates exactly what such a thing would have meant: Let’s say that trade goes through and Rivera becomes a Tiger in 1995. Other than altering the course of NY Yankees history, what does it do for the Tigers? For Rivera? I started […]

Signs you blog too much: you get angrier at a sluggish Internet connection than you would at, say, a punch in the face or an insult of your mother or something. “I only have SEVEN Firefox windows open!!! Why won’t this page load faster!!!” No one wants to play for Ozzie Guillen. Ozzie Guillen doesn’t […]

Capturing both absolute and relative suckiness.

Baseball fans of a certain age (i.e. my age) will recall the Mets-Cardinals rivalry of the mid-to-late 1980s as just about the best in baseball. It’s been a long time since then so you have to figure the bad blood has subsided. In the case of Jack Clark — who was interviewed on Cardinals radio […]

Longtime friend-of-the-blog Jason at IIATMS has new digs with a radically-different look, only a slightly different URL, and the same excellent content. The new site can be found here. Adjust your browsers accordingly.