“…very unlikely that he will pitch in 2013.” – John Mozeliak, Cardinals GM (about 20 minutes ago) “Well, FU*%!” -Me, just now If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, then it’s probably forced retirement in the near future. Grrr.
If I told you that David Freese has been just as productive and valuable as Adrian Beltre this season, would you believe me? After all, many consider Beltre as the gold standard at 3rd base, and he remains a solid choice to defend his AL Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards. Beltre currently boasts a [...]
Best Fans in Baseball: AL Central and AL East Brackets Word. It’s a “Double Hump Day” poll. You know what that means? Yeah. Double the hump day fun. Vote to see who joins the Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Giants, and Rangers in the finals.
I kid. Maybe the angry mob in Blazing Saddles didn’t need any “stinkin’ badges”, but we certainly do need ethics. Ethical principles provide us with a set of rules that are effectively the checks and balances system for our actions. When our moral compasses fail to point to true north, a code of ethics helps [...]
“What are you doing here?” Tony La Russa to Lance Lynn, Game 5 It’s been a punch line since Monday night, but viewed in a different light, that line – that question – is really a microcosm of how the Cardinals’ 2011 season has turned out, no? They weren’t supposed to be here. Ten-and-a-half games [...]
I’ll admit that my interest in the Rangers this year was primarily due to the fact that I had CJ Wilson, Matt Harrison, Colby Lewis, Alexi Ogando, David Murphy, and Mitch Moreland each on a fantasy baseball team at one time or another. Following them more closely than ever, I could help but have a [...]
Why wait until Spring to make silly predictions? I can make silly predictions now, and maybe everybody will forget my predictions long before the season even gets here. Better yet, I can make absolutely outlandish predictions before the hot stove ashes are even cool, and a few might even pan out. Thus, I’m inspired to [...]
Seriously, why not consider one Clifton Phifer Lee? You’ve probably heard of him. After all, Cliff Lee does own a postseason batting average of .308 which is pretty darn good. Oh, and he can pitch pretty well, too. Yeah, he can really pitch. Try 7-2 with a 2.12 ERA in the playoffs. For his [...]
I’ve read several columns lauding the Rangers for their classy celebration of their series clinching victory over the Tampa Rays. The celebration included a special shower for the team’s star outfielder and recovering substance addict, Josh Hamilton, that included Canada Dry ginger ale substituted for the usual champagne. The champagne was instead kept on ice while the [...]