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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Baseball

Scioscia Probably Cost the Angels John Lackey in Free Agency

One of the most controversial moments from Game 5 in Anaheim on Thursday night came when manager Mike Scioscia removed starter John Lackey from the game in the 7th. Considering Darren Oliver came on in relief and gave up a 3-run double to Mark Teixeira on his first pitch and a game-tying RBI single to…Read More

Umpires Officially Are Screwing the Angels in ALCS vs. Yankees

Photo Credit: Getty Images Either the umpires here in the playoffs are screwing the Angels or they’ve been instructed to give the Yankees as many calls as possible. The horrible calls to go the way of New York in the playoffs started in the division series with Phil Cuzzi calling Joe Mauer’s double down the…Read More

Angels Need Some to Watch Some of Those Tom Emanski Videos

The Angels are on one of the biggest stages possible and coming close to embarrassing themselves. They’re now down 0-2 in the ALCS to the Yankees and they’ve committed five errors, three in Game 1 and two in Game 2. The most egregious error ended Game 2 in the 13th when Maicer Izturis tried to…Read More

Charlie Manuel Is the New Grady Little with Pedro Martinez

Grady Little has been crucified by miserable Red Sox fans for keeping Pedro Martinez in a playoff game too long. Charlie Manuel is now drawing the ire of miserable Phillies fans for pulling Pedro too early in a playoff game. Oddly enough, I’ve been on the opposite side of the 20/20 hindsighters both times. I…Read More

Where Stats Lie: A-Rod/Reggie Jackson Playoff Comparison

There’s this ridiculous stat comparison circulating which pits A-Rod’s numbers against Reggie Jackson for the playoffs. Here are the raw numbers brought to us by Jockbeat through each player’s first 42 postseason games: Player A: 42 games, 151 at-bats, 40 hits, 7 homers, 19 rbi, .265 batting Player B: 42 games, 158 at-bats, 46 hits,…Read More

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

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