Tag Archives: baseball

Maybe we’ll call this Free Thinking Friday

Boing boing highlighted a neat little study: If a baseball and bat cost $110, and the bat costs $100 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost? If you answered $10 you are inclined to believe in religion. … Continue reading

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Managerial Valuation

Upset that he couldn’t get an immediate discussion of a contract extension, Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman abruptly stepped down on Wedesday, right in the middle of a 11 of 12 victory streak for his former team.  Riggleman was working … Continue reading

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Of Highwaymen, Light Brigades and Baseball

Growing up, our home was full of poetry. As kids, our dad made it a point to recite some of his favorites to us, picking out ones he thought we’d be most likely to appreciate at a young age.  There … Continue reading

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I just get the ball and throw it

NJ sent me an interview with White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle, and though the interview was interesting, Buerhle comes across as almost mechanical. He almost never shakes off pitches, he probably won’t become a coach because he doesn’t know how … Continue reading

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I suspect RE will be putting this on a T-shirt: Go to the site and mouseover for the alt-text which, as always, is just as funny.

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New York Yankees Steal Children’s Baseball Field For Parking Lot No One Uses

Steinbrenner, as always, acting like the bad guy from an ’80s movie: In the far North Bronx, near the Yonkers border, right fielder Stephan Alamies of the All Hallows High School varsity baseball team is batting against Mount Saint Michael. … Continue reading

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Nolan Ryan Could Throw A Ball Real Fast, So He Was Good At Baseball

Last week, Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter.  (In his next start, another win, on Friday night, he threw 5 2/3 more no-hit innings before Melky Cabrera finally tripled off him). Verlander has quite a bit of company as … Continue reading

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At Least They’re Not the Dodgers….

Mets fans rejoice.  There is a team in worse financial straits than yours.  The once proud Los Angeles Dodgers franchise has fallen on very hard times, and a lot of it seems self-inflicted.  Now they are even having trouble making payroll, … Continue reading

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Suffer for Art (And Howe!)

Joe Petruccio, out of some combination of love for the Mets and hatred of self, is drawing a sketch after each game to sum up the game and season. If I’m understanding this one correctly, things aren’t going well. “We … Continue reading

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Say it Ain’t So, Cicotte

The Chicago White Sox may not be only team that threw the World Series back in the day.  I wonder if the Cubs would’ve gone through with this if they’d known what was going to happen over the next 90 … Continue reading

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Manny Ramirez Retires

Upon MLB notifying him of an issue with a drug test, per MLB Network. I always wanted to like that guy, and was disappointed when he was suspended as a Dodger.  What a way to end a career. Confirmed by … Continue reading

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Rainy Day in Chicago

… and with the Cubs down a few runs, Wrigley Field is near empty. Then-manager Lee Elia had some emphatically not-safe-for-work comments about Cubs fans in the early 1980s:

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Opening Day

Hope springs eternal for everyone! Except the Mets. The Mets placed Jason Bay on the 15-day disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle in his left rib cage. Bay was placed on the disabled list retroactive to March 25, so … Continue reading

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