I have a friend who is a Cubbie. He's usually miserable as far as emotion applies to baseball. Like I said, he's a Cubbie. But he always watches baseball. From what I can tell, life as a Cubbie is hard. He tracks the game with fervor, knowing as much or more about the game compared to any pundit that I could name. We argue about pitchers going to the plate. I don't want to see pitchers flail away. My hardened friend is certain the DH is an abomination and the (use your "get off my lawn" voice) junior league whippersnappers are playing a bastardized version of the game. I'm not sure that a DH would help the Cubs. I'm not sure that a nuclear war that destroyed every city on the planet save Chicago would help the Cubs; they would just lose to the White Sox. That's not the point.
Santana tagged his first long ball in his career last night for the Mets to beat the Reds, while holding Cincy to no runs whatsoever. Should pitchers hit? Should Edgar Martinez be in the HOF?
by General Baseball · 17 comments
at 11:33 am in
The current Red Sox lineups remind me of the Ralph Houk years.
by General Red Sox,History · 17 comments
at 7:37 pm in
Boston goes on the road, their first stop being in St. Pete to face the (not Devil but it was a better name) Rays of Tampa. Dice vs. Matt Garza. Comment away…
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 7 comments
at 2:51 pm in
Phil Hughes is on the mound for New York, hosting Brandon Morrow and the Jays, while John Lackey pitches at Fenway against the O's, who send Brian Matusz.
Have a fun and safe fourth, everyone.
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems,Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 6 comments
at 12:28 pm in
mrs. gerbil likes to watch Grey's Anatomy. I don't. If she's watching, I ask her, "What's the latest on 'Genital Hospital'?" Then I dodge/duck whatever is coming my way. I'll try to make a "House" joke tomorrow, 'cause I hate that show too. Hopefully the Sox will get out of "ER" mode soon, because eventually it will make me have to come to grips with my crush on George Clooney. Comment away.
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 0 comments
at 7:28 pm in
The Jays exploded for five runs in the 11th to win yesterday afternoon, and have already plated two against Pettitte in the top of one today. Ugh. Comment away.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 1 comment
at 1:25 pm in
Tito just tendered his lineup. It was the cell phone number of the team doctor writ on a 3×5 card. The card gave him a wicked paper cut and he got a deep splinter from the pencil. Comment away.
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 0 comments
at 5:43 pm in
Wow! Looked up from my pile of work to see there was a game on. Uh-oh. I've got too much work to do, better not try and cheat out of work early on a holiday weekend.
Finally got around to putting up a mini gamer. Here's how it went prior:
1) Wow! Get to check out game updates now and then!
2) Uh-oh, AJ pitching!
3) Wow! AJ has a shutout going through 5!
4) Uh-oh, AJ is in trouble.
5) Wow! They got out of it!
6) Uh-oh, Joba let them tie it up.
7) Wow! Mo's in!
8) Uh-oh, I forgot I've got too much work to do.
We'll see what #9 brings.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 6 comments
at 3:55 pm in
Robinson Cano hit his 16th homer of the year, this one coming off lefty Ryan Rowland-Smith in the fourth, his tenth off of southpaws. The game is in the fifth inning now. Comment away.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 25 comments
at 2:35 pm in
If you haven't come across it already, the New York Times Magazine article on Mariano is a great read. On top of which, the on-line version to which I link here includes an interactive "How Mariano Rivera Dominates Hitters" feature which you'll find on the lefthand margin of the article. The inescapable take-away from that feature is not exactly news to anyone: the guy is a freakishly-consistent master of control. But the hitter's-perspective graphics are fun to see.
by General Yankees · 11 comments
at 7:42 am in