Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano won another gold glove. Hooray.
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Monday, October 29th, 2012
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
John Farrell, ex-Cleveland pitcher, recent Toronto manager and former Red Sox pitching coach (2007-2010) took the Red Sox manager job. What’s the over/under on how many games he’s expected to win this coming season? Mike Aviles went to Toronto as part of the negotiation for Farrell’s services, making it likely the Sox will be looking to pick up a free-agent shortstop – Scutaro? – or would they give rookie Jose Iglesias a shot at the starting job?
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
I may not have a horse in this race, but these are fascinating slow-mo pictures of horses, er, batters. I guess that’s one good thing Fox has brought to the game.
Friday, October 19th, 2012
Read this thoughtful, insightful, provoking piece by Jason Whitlock @WhitlockJason. It perfectly encapsulates my sentiments about sports right now. I don’t have any emotion in me regarding the Yankees’ utter offensive collapse in the ALCS. But for three games, the Yankee pitchers put on a great show for the faithful. I will reflect awhile before I post about the Bombers again, and in the meantime enjoy the Serious as a supportive outlier, rooting for the Tigers in the interest of domestic harmony. And because Jim Leyland is completely my flavor of vodka.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Update: The Yankees lineup hasn’t changed since last night, so let’s just use this post for Thursday’s Game IV.
Down three to nil, the Yankees are staring at a bleak winter, except all the guys that live in Florida, who might have standby tee times Friday. C.C. gets his first start of the series and perhaps last of the season against the Tigers, who send Max Scherzer.
If nothing else, I hope it is a good game, worth remembering through the dreary and wistful “R” months. Lineups follow, comment away.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
He’ll try anything. Hughes on the mound vs. ace of aces Justin Verlander. Yankees lineup with no ARod, no Swish.
We’ll see if he likes it. Comment away.
Monday, October 15th, 2012
Seriously. Deadspin reports that Derek Jeter’s broken ankle tied to steroid use.
Steroids that allow you to play beyond your natural limits and return your body to a non-injured state are bad and illegal. Steroids that allow you to play beyond your natural limits and leave your body torn and fraying are good and legal. Alex Rodriguez is a cheater; Derek Jeter is a gamer. And one of them was face-down in the dirt with a blown-out leg the other night.
There is nothing I can possibly add to this continued glaring hipocrisy. Well maybe one thing.
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Yes, this hurts. Derek Jeter will be back next season, and so will Mariano Rivera. It is on the rest of the team to make sure that Jeter and Mo are welcomed back to the defending champions. It starts with this game. Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound at The Stadium. Comment away.
Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Friday, October 12th, 2012