Archive for the 'ShysterBall' Category

Things I wrote while realizing that no matter who wins this series, one of the managers is going to get more guff than he probably deserves: Are McCarver and Buck rooting for anyone? Is this a ripoff of Jay’s previous post on the subject or just an homage? Do you get more angry comments and […]

This video is better without any intro. I would love to see one of these specifically geared toward every single team.

Phillies 8, Yankees 6: Jimmy Rollins on the win: “We didn’t have a choice. It was either go home and watch football and college basketball or extend the season.” Somewhere Cole Hamels is whimpering. He really likes college basketball. Other random thoughts: Braves fans have long known — and lamented — how awesome Chase Utley […]

Lots of cross-pollination between NBC and THT this morning, as every time I wrote something in one place, someone would tell me something interesting and new about it in the other. Who says that the mainstream media and new media can’t get along? Two posts on Damon’s steal. One bringing the hyperbole (an ATH regurgitation, […]

In Lupica’s column, via CTB reader comeoneman: “What were you doing going to third?” Damon was asked in the Yankee clubhouse. Johnny Damon smiled and said, “Trying to keep (Lidge) from throwing a slider.” And in case you’ve missed the comments in ATH this morning, eagle-eyed and elephant-brained ShysterBall readers recall that Willie Mays and […]

Yankees 7, Phillies 4: On the one hand, the double steal by Damon in the 9th doesn’t really matter, right? He’d be on second base before the A-Rod hit and still would have scored, even if someone had thought to cover third. On the other hand, Brad Lidge was on the mound, and that guy […]

Jeff Pearlman brings the Mark McGwire sanctimony: Worst of all, however, McGwire was a baseball thief. At the very moment his 341-foot home run landed behind the outfield fence, he robbed Roger Maris of the most important record in professional sports. He robbed the Maris family of future income from 61-related merchandising and events. He […]

Reader and Dodger fan Josh Fisher has found his bloggy calling. It’s called Dodger Divorce. But allow Josh to explain it: Greetings, Dodger fans, and a pleasant afternoon to you, wherever you may be. Welcome to Dodger Divorce, a blog designed to be your one-stop shop for news and insight into the McCourt divorce and […]

As brushes with celebrity go, this is pretty good. Not as good as that time I was at the urinal next to a totally wasted Marshall Faulk at the Bellagio during the Rams’ bye-week in the 2001-02 playoffs, put pretty good. Yankee Stadium has been quiet . . . too quiet [arrow flies into back; […]

Yankees 3, Phillies 1: The Empire Strikes Back. Sorry, that was totally hacky. I haven’t looked, but I’m guessing that line is being used by no less than two dozen outlets this morning. Anyone that can find them and make a note of it in the comments gets bonus points. Anyway: In the copious back […]