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Monday, July 6, 2015

Baseball

Ubaldo Jimenez Continues to Dominate

We covered the no-hitter Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez threw against the Braves a month ago and the guy hasn’t stopped dominating since. Jimenez handled the Astros’ weak lineup with ease, giving up just one hit over seven innings while walking two and striking out four. Although Ubaldo’s stud performance comes with the caveat that it…Read More

Hanley Ramirez Needs a Big Glass of Shut the Heck Up

We here at LBS have already told you about Hanley Ramirez’s lack of effort to retrieve a ball and save two runs from scoring in Monday’s game. I understand that Ramirez fouled a ball off his shin earlier in the game and it slowed him down, but I wish he would have taken it to…Read More

Hanley Ramirez’s Effort in Question Again

Last year it was Hanley Ramirez’s effort being questioned by teammate Dan Uggla in September because Hanley left a game with a hamstring injury. On Monday night, Hanley’s effort was questioned by manager Fredi Gonzalez who yanked Ramirez from the game. Hanley hammered a ball off his shin in the first inning, giving him a…Read More

Fan Jukes Four Security Guards

When a Philadelphia Phillies security guard Tasered a fan for running onto the field at Citizens Bank Park a couple of weeks ago, it apparently did little to strike fear into the hearts of prospective field-rushers.  Actually, a fan tried it again at the same ballpark the following night and was not Tasered, so maybe…Read More

Cashman Should Have Left Vazquez in the National League

Every general manager makes mistakes.  To Brian Cashman‘s credit, he has made very few over the years.  When he has, he hasn’t been shy about defending his manager and taking the blame for the New York Yankees’ struggles.  Fortunately for Cashman, Phil Hughes is currently the best starter in the American League with a 1.38…Read More

Lou Piniella Is Right: Cubs Need to Live Up to Their Salaries

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella vented his frustration on Sunday by saying that team needs to start winning games and earning their big salaries. He couldn’t be more right. The Cubs have some pretty big names on their roster like Carlos Zambrano, Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez. Zambrano used to be praised by Cubs fans…Read More

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