Oct 13, 2010, 8:24 AM EDT
It’s been widely reported that Rangers’ center fielder Josh Hamilton, a recovering drug addict and alcoholic, does not partake in the champagne and beer showers. Smart move on his part. Great move on his team’s part? Having a ginger ale shower just for Hamilton after last night’s win. The pic on the right is cool,…
Oct 13, 2010, 5:42 AM EDT
With this guy dealing, the Rays never had a chance.
Oct 12, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT
UPDATE: It’s done. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves will name Fredi Gonzalez as their next manager on Thursday. 6:00 PM: There has been almost zero speculation about who will be the next Braves’ manager. Why? Because everyone agrees that it will almost certainly be former Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez. Indeed,…
Oct 12, 2010, 5:34 PM EDT
Paul Sax is a big baseball fan and a longtime reader of mine. He’s also a doctor who writes a blog about HIV, infectious diseases and the medical and ethical issues that surround them. He has several sharp observations today in light of the Roberto Almoar HIV allegations. Among them: For another stark example of…
Oct 12, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
I guess it’s not odd that someone is selling the corked bat that got Sammy Sosa in hot water several years ago. I’m just surprised that it’s former teammate Mike Remlinger. I mean, did Sosa let him have it, or what? Last year Remlinger said he contacted Sosa to ask if the retired slugger wanted…
Oct 12, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT
You’ll recall that Roberto Alomar made the news last week. Now ESPN’s The File blog has a copy of the divorce petition filed by Roberto Alomar’s wife (link goes to pdf file). The interesting stuff begins at paragraph 19, where Alomar’s wife claims that, despite knowing he had HIV, Alomar “intentionally and in total disregard…
Oct 12, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT
The average price for a single game ticket at Dodger Stadium will go up 40 cents for 2011. The average price for a season ticket will go down 20 cents. Some seats will have large premiums placed on them. Others, discounts. It’s all rather convoluted, really. My guess is that the convoluted nature of the…
Oct 12, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT
I spent the early portion of my mid-afternoon lull reading a couple of good articles. A profile of Indians great Al Rosen. It details the anti-semitism he and other Jewish ballplayers faced back in the day, as well as the more benign but just as potentially career-limiting stereotype that Jews simply couldn’t be good athletes.…
Oct 12, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT
At some point, there are so many Bobby Valentine rumors floating around that they become utterly meaningless. That point was probably back in June, actually. But hey, we aim to be comprehensive around here, so we’d hate it if you didn’t know that Shannon Drayer ESPN radio in Seattle is reporting that Valentine “may very…
Oct 12, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT
Matt and I look into the crystal ball. Is everything coming up Cliffy?
Oct 12, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT
I the article, Jim Edmonds says “I’m done,” but that’s referring to the season. Would he still consider playing in 2011? “I’ll have to ask the wife about that,” Edmonds said. He also said that the idea of coming back would be more appealing if he could be a backup first baseman somewhere. He said…
Oct 12, 2010, 12:27 PM EDT
OK, fine, I was suckered. But it was kinda worth it.
Oct 12, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT
I’m trying to walk back my emotions on all of this. I mean, he’s not dead or anything. And despite what he says about “not putting on the uniform again” he’s almost certainly going to be back hanging around the Braves spring training, probably in uniform as some special advisor or something like Tom Kelly…
Oct 12, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT
The fact that this man is still playing while the Braves are home organizing their fishing gear is proof that there is no God. Or that he exists and has a great sense of humor.
Oct 12, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT
Just as I was surprised that there is controversy over the Giants starting Madison Bumgarner over Barry Zito, I’m surprised that there’s controversy over the Rangers starting Jorge Cantu over Mitch Moreland at first base tonight against David Price. But apparently there is: When the sun went down on Monday, Rangers manager Ron W ashington…
Oct 12, 2010, 9:37 AM EDT
Deciding who to root for once your team has been eliminated is a lot tougher than you might think.
Oct 12, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT
I have no idea if the bidding for Liverpool FC is actually able to be reopened — the board did approve the Red Sox’ bid after all — but a Singapore businessman has just offered 20 million pounds more for the team than John Henry’s bunch wants to pay. I’m a bit rusty with my…
Oct 12, 2010, 8:51 AM EDT
I roll my eyes when sports figures actively try to teach us life lessons. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t draw some important life lessons from watching them in action.
Oct 12, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT
Just because there are, technically speaking, two possible answers to a question doesn’t mean that it’s a “terrific question.”
Oct 12, 2010, 5:47 AM EDT
The Giants move one. But really: is there a pitching controversy in San Francisco?
Oct 11, 2010, 10:56 PM EDT
The Giants move on. And so too does Bobby Cox.
Oct 11, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT
Jeff Fletcher of FanHouse is at Turner Field and he just tweeted that fans just gave Brooks Conrad a standing ovation as he stood in the outfield during batting practice. That makes me happy. Braves fans, as I have said on numerous occasion, are not the best fans in the world. They have to be…
Oct 11, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT
The owner of my team makes $87.5 million a year and I’m guessing he’s too busy eating panda steaks and lounging on unicorn skin couches to spend much time on the blogs. Not so the Rangers new owner. Chuck Greenberg took to Lone Star Ball today to send a message to Rangers fans in advance…
Oct 11, 2010, 5:02 PM EDT
While many think Sandy Alderson is the man, the Mets are interviewing several other men for the top job this week. Today, Steve Popper of the Bergen Record reports, was former Royals GM Allard Baird. Baird, a well respected scout, has been with the Red Sox for the past few years. His tenure with Kansas City…
Oct 11, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
I believe in Bobby Cox.
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