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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Baseball

A Baserunning Blunder Between Chien-Ming Wang and the Hall

OK, so maybe the Wanger wasn’t exactly headed for Cooperstown (settle down NY media, you don’t have that much influence) but it’s incredible how easily players can rise and fall in baseball — particularly pitchers. Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang was 54-20 his first three and a half seasons in the bigs, posting under a 4.00…Read More

Bud Selig Considering Reinstating Pete Rose in MLB?

In the same weekend that Hank Aaron said steroids cheaters belonged in the Hall of Fame so long as their records include asterisks, the former home run king also campaigned for the reinstatement of the hit king, Pete Rose. From USA Today: “I would certainly like to see him in,” Aaron said. “He belongs in,…Read More

Phillies Need to Stop Screwing Around, Pull Trigger on Roy Halladay Already

When it comes to evaluating mid-season trades, I like to examine things on a case-by-case basis. For instance, you won’t hear me give a blanket policy saying “always trade prospects for established players” or “you must win now.” Instead, I like to examine all factors at play such as payroll, how realistic the team’s chances…Read More

Matt Bush’s Pathetic DUI Crying Video, Resists Arrest

Matt Bush has really turned himself into a first-class laughing stock. Here’s the deal: if you’re a former first-round bust but you do it quietly like Tim Couch or Brian Bullington, you’re not going to catch much crap. But if you’re a total jerk about it like Ryan Leaf or Matt Bush, we won’t soon…Read More

Cardinals Pitchers Grow Mustaches For Good Luck

Baseball players will do just about anything to turn their fortunes. Jason Giambi used to wear a gold thong for good luck, Jeff Francoeur didn’t change his boxers, and many players like screwing with their facial hair. We’ve seen Eric Byrnes grow a porn stache while he was on a hitting streak, and lately it’s…Read More

Joel Hanrahan Gets Credit for the Win Without Even Pitching

Mark this down as a “first” for Joel Hanrahan to be mentioned here at LBS. Maybe if he did a white olympics video we’d have reason to write about him other than this. Anyway, the Nats and Astros continued a game on Thursday evening that was postponed from May 5th. The game was tied at…Read More

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