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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Baseball

The Dragon Has Finally Been Slain

I suppose I could just let the picture tell the story because it is worth a thousand words but I’ll supply a few since I have the chance. I have wanted to talk about this series so many times but I kept my mouth shut — maybe for the same reason players don’t talk to…Read More

Will Charlie Manuel’s Second Thoughts Burn the Phillies?

The extra day off in the Phillies/Rockies series gave pitcher J.A. Happ an extra day to recover from being hit by a comebacker and likewise an extra day for Charlie Manuel to contemplate his starter. In the end, Manuel decided to go with Happ over Pedro Martinez because he prefers to have a lefty pitch…Read More

I Hope Matt Holliday Was Wearing a Cup!

Could there have been a more disappointing loss for the Cardinals than what happened to them on Thursday night? They got an absolute gem from Adam Wainwright and an early lead from Matt Holliday only to see it all go up in flames in the most disheartening of ways. The Dodgers were losing by a…Read More

Was Miguel Cabrera Out Drunk and in a Fight Before Tigers Loss?

Players going out and drinking after games is nothing new. Getting hammered after a game when you have another one the next day? That happens but it’s probably not a good idea — unless you’re David Wells. The trifecta though is getting hammered after a game, getting into a fight, and showing up for the…Read More

But Did He Argue in Japanese or English?

Imagine my surprise to see the headline Saturday that Ichiro Suzuki had been ejected from his game against the Blue Jays for arguing balls and strikes. Let’s think about this for a second. Ichiro doesn’t do interviews in English — he has a translator with him. So how did he argue with the umpire to…Read More

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