Sep 13, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT
Maybe to some people. But it shouldn’t matter to baseball. Or the Hall of Fame. Or to us.
Sep 13, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT
The Daily Herald talks with Cubs interim manager Mike Quade. Seems he likes the stats: I’m not a sabermetrics guy. But I’m smart enough to know the numbers do matter, and I do pay a lot of attention to them . . . I think anybody who aspires to do this benefits from paying attention…
Sep 13, 2010, 10:01 AM EDT
I plum forgot to do the Weekend Wrapup this morning. And this on a Monday morning when I know you guys were watching football instead of baseball this weekend. So I guess we both screwed up. Let’s call it a wash, OK?
Sep 13, 2010, 9:38 AM EDT
Andres Torres’ appendix attack* is far more consequential for our purposes, but the Giants’ outfielder wasn’t the only baseball person to go under the knife this weekend: Umpire Angel Campos underwent an emergency appendectomy after being scratched from the Cleveland Indians game on Saturday night. Campos was replaced on the crew Sunday for the Cleveland…
Sep 13, 2010, 9:12 AM EDT
This went down in the wee wee hours of Sunday morning so a ton of people missed it, but Jeff Francoeur had a walkoff hit against Mariano Rivera. Hit-by-pitch, that is. The Rangers trailed 6-5 heading into the ninth and it was enter sandman. Rivera walked Vladimir Guerrero, who was replaced by pinch-runner Esteban German.…
Sep 13, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT
Never heard of “Los Doyers?” Then read on, mi amigo.
Sep 13, 2010, 8:23 AM EDT
It was fun while it lasted, but the 2010 season will close, once again, with no triple crown winner.
Sep 13, 2010, 5:29 AM EDT
Why is there a picture of some football player here? Because opening weekend of the NFL is a fabulous time to bash football, especially on a baseball blog.
Sep 10, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT
Jon Paul Morosi gives us some insight into the negotiating mind of David Ortiz. Big Papi on Rays’ closer Rafael Soriano: “That’s the one guy they have to make sure they keep — for the next year, the next five years,” Ortiz said. “You can’t get no better than that. I’m telling you right now,…
Sep 10, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT
Earlier today I noted how Silicon Valley CEOs are getting on board the bring-the-A’s-to-San Jose train. I said that I thought this was a weird thing for tech company CEOs to be doing, inasmuch as it shows a boosterism — and an economic ignorance — that is usually reserved for politicians and car dealers and…
Sep 10, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT
So, Johan Santana is having major surgery. How major? Injury expert Will Carroll is promising a writeup over at Baseball Prospectus on Monday, but he provided a link to an explanation of the rehab program for the surgery Santana is getting. There’s a lot of jargon in there, but it’s pretty clear that the time…
Sep 10, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
Those of us who have even heard of Eric Show probably can only say a few things about him. He pitched for the Padres in the 80s. He gave up Pete Rose’s 4,192nd hit. He was kind of a freaky John Birch Society guy. He had serious substance abuse issues that led to his death.…
Sep 10, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT
The Mets just announced that Johan Santana’s season is over: An MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan yesterday revealed that Mets pitcher Johan Santana has suffered a tear of the anterior capsule of the left shoulder. The injury is located on the front and bottom part of the shoulder close to the…
Sep 10, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT
Rick Reilly asked Pete Rose what he thought about Fay Vincent’s recent statement that Bud Selig should not allow Rose to participate in a ceremony honor the 1970s Reds this weekend: “Fay Vincent’s never had a nice thing to say about me in his whole life. That’s fine with me. But he’s bashing the commissioner.…
Sep 10, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT
You may not believe me, but it’s true: we’ve probably spent less time on HBT Daily talking about the Yankees than any other team. Let’s rectify that, shall we?
Sep 10, 2010, 2:29 PM EDT
I’m assuming this is the real Heath Bell’s Twitter account, because if it were a fake you’d think it would be more interesting. In any event, here’s what the person we’re pretty sure is the Padres’ closer tweeted after last night’s game: I wanted to know where are the padre fans????????? Not at the park.…
Sep 10, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT
Ken Rosenthal expands on Peter Gammons thing about Kevin Towers this morning, but simultaneously goes a long way towards contradicting it. Yes, the Diamondbacks are interested in Towers, Rosenthal says, but (a) they haven’t spoken with him yet (contradicting Gammons’ implication that it’s all but a done deal); and (b) Towers probably wants way more…
Sep 10, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT
Nyjer Morgan’s appeal of his 176 day suspension (estimated) began at 10AM this morning. Word around the Twitterverse is that it was still going on as of ten minutes ago. I realize he’s been a bad boy and everything, but I’m having a hard time seeing why it would take that long to (a) let…
Sep 10, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT
The Silicon Valley Leadership group has sent a letter to Bud Selig in support of the Athletics moving to San Jose. You can read a press release about it and — if you click an extra link — a copy of the letter here. It’s signed by the CEOs of Cisco, Yahoo!, eBay, Adobe and…
Sep 10, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT
As I mentioned in this morning’s recaps, John Lindsey got his first big league at bat last night. He saw three pitches. A ball, a foul ball and then he flew to center. But let no man say he hasn’t taken his hacks in the bigs. Video of his at bat can be seen here.…
Sep 10, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT
Jayson Stark spends an awful lot of time in his latest column explaining how adding a second wild card team in each league would fix the problem of division races like that in the AL East being basically meaningless. He goes so far as to sketch out how it would work mechanically, how the schedule…
Sep 10, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT
Hitters are penalized for the advantages Coors Field provides them. Why then, don’t we credit the pitchers?
Sep 10, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT
New York City issued a bunch of bonds to build parking garages around Yankee Stadium. Seems that way fewer people are parking in them than expected, however, the garages have lost money both last year and this year and now it looks like the garage operator is going to default on rent payments to the…
Sep 10, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT
Holden Kushner of CSN Washington writes today that there is little if any chance that the Nats are going to bring back Nyjer Morgan or Adam Dunn next year. I get Morgan — that bit could have been placed in that last post about obvious news — but I’m still wondering why Washington doesn’t seem…
Sep 10, 2010, 9:38 AM EDT
Those of you who thought that Hideki Matsui was going to get a contract extension and Ron Washington was going to be let go need to read this. The 99% of you who didn’t think that can move along.
- Frank Wren fired as Braves GM, John Hart to take over on an interim basis 41
- AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME! Sizing up the final week of the regular season 36
- Must-Click Link: Derek Jeter opens up. Seriously, he really does. 42
- And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights 57
- Must-click link: Tommy Harper and the Red Sox’ racist past 56
- Settling the Score: Saturday’s results 34
- Matt Garza ejected after hitting Andrew McCutchen a second time 34
- Tigers hang on for second straight win against Royals 8
- Geddy Lee’s baseball obsession makes it really hard for me to hate Rush (123)
- It certainly looks like Barry Bonds’ criminal conviction is going to be overturned (105)
- Ron Washington claims he resigned because he cheated on his wife (103)
- Umpire ejects jackwagon fan heckling Bryce Harper in Atlanta last night (85)
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights (83)