Skip to content

Craig Calcaterra

  1. That kid in Philly should not have been tased

    May 4, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT

    Let me start out by acknowledging a couple of things: 1. That kid at the Phillies game had no business whatsoever being on the field last night. He should be arrested and charged to the fullest extent the law allows. 2. Fans on the field represent a threat to the athletes. I remember the Monica…

  2. Maybe it's not the best time to try to trade Prince Fielder

    May 4, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    On Saturday I opined that if the Brewers keep stinking up the joint they should consider trading Prince Fielder.  Ken Rosenthal makes a good point however: it may not be the best time to trade the guy. Specifically, Rosenthal notes that, of the current contenders, not too many of them need a first baseman. And…

  3. Mike Rizzo scouts Bryce Harper, likes what he sees

    May 4, 2010, 11:14 AM EDT

    The Post’s Adam Kilgore reports that the talk of his allegedly bad attitude and his high asking price has apparently done nothing to dissuade the Nats from drafting Bryce Harper first in next months’ draft. In fact, it sounds like Washington is hotter for Harper than they ever have been: Nats’ GM Mike Rizzo went…

  4. Kelvim Escobar to have season-ending surgery

    May 4, 2010, 10:24 AM EDT

    Not terribly surprising given that he hasn’t stepped on the mound since winter ball, but at least now it’s official: Escobar will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a torn capsule in front of his right shoulder and will miss the rest of the season. Escobar has only pitched in one game since 2007, and earlier…

  5. Kerry Wood gets shellacked in his first rehab start

    May 4, 2010, 10:12 AM EDT

    Kerry Wood had his first rehab start last night and he got hammered, giving up six runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning for AA Arkron. Wood has an $11 million option for 2011 which vests if he finishes 55 games. Based on how things went last night, I’m going to guess that…

  6. Ron Washington gets ejected . . . for some reason

    May 4, 2010, 9:22 AM EDT

    Rich Harden fielded a chopper to the mound in the second inning of last night’s Rangers-Athletics game. He ran it back to the bag himself, beating Eric Chavez by a mile.  Chavez was called out. Problem: based on the video, Harden did not appear to touch the bag. The umpires conferred after the call and…

  7. New Yankee Stadium sets record for lowest attendance

    May 4, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT

    It’s all relative of course: 41,571 souls watched last night’s Yankees-Orioles game. That would make it the season’s largest crowd at many establishments (indeed, several parks don’t even hold that many people) but it is the lowest the Yankees have drawn since moving into the new park last year. Ross at Stadium Insider noted that…

  8. Jason Bay is a good neighbor

    May 4, 2010, 8:27 AM EDT

    Jason Bay decided to make Larchmont, New York his in-season home. According to this sweet story in Sunday’s New York Times, he’s the talk of the village. The author’s young son decided to reach out to the superstar slugger: For his part, Gabriel decided to write Mr. Bay a letter and wrap it around a…

  9. Phillies fan runs onto field, gets tasered

    May 4, 2010, 6:08 AM EDT

    There’s so much going on in this photo that I’m not sure where to begin. For starters you have just the latest example of wonderful Phillies fan behavior. No, this guy didn’t puke on anyone or anything — he was simply tasered and hauled off — but you have to give Phillies’ fans the benefit…

  10. And That Happened: Monday's Scores and Highlights

    May 4, 2010, 5:33 AM EDT

    Rockies 5, Padres 2: Ubaldo Jimenez? Yeah, Ubaldo Jimenez: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 13K. Your move, Messers Lincecum and Halladay. Blue Jays 5, Indians 1: Brett Cecil took a perfect game into the seventh and ended up giving up only one hit while striking out ten. In other news, whenever I read the…

  11. Ryan Madson to have toe surgery tomorrow

    May 3, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT

    You’ll recall that Ryan Madson broke a toe kicking a chair after blowing a save against the Giants last Wednesday. A game the Giants won, by the way, so Madson’s teammates probably didn’t much appreciate his selfish little display, but that’s another post. Madson went on the 15 day DL. Turns out to have been…

  12. The Yankees skip Javy Vazquez's next start

    May 3, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    Javier Vazquez had yet another craptacular start on Saturday, giving up five runs on seven hits in three innings while walking four.  After that game Jor Girardi said that his next start — scheduled for this Friday at Fenway — was in question.  It’s no longer in question.  Girardi has bumped Vazquez off Friday’s start.…

  13. Dave Roberts has lymphoma

    May 3, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

    Padres’ special assistant Dave Roberts — who is best known for his stolen base in the 2004 ALCS — has Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Roberts says the cancer was detected early and that the prognosis is good. He has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy. Good to hear that things seem optimistic as far as these things go.…

  14. Bryce Harper expects a record-setting bonus

    May 3, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT

    Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated has a source telling him that Bryce Harper is going to seek to break Stephen Strasburg’s record $15.67 million signing bonus when he’s selected next month, almost certainly by the Nats. Man, he gets all the scoops. I’m a bit skeptical. MASN’s Ben Goessling reported a couple of weeks ago…

  15. The worst bobblehead doll ever

    May 3, 2010, 3:10 PM EDT

    The Slanch Report alerts us to what may be the worst bobblehead ever. It’s the Jason Heyward edition the Gwinnett Braves are putting out, probably out of spite due to Heyward not getting a chance to play for the Gwinnett Braves this year. As Slanch notes via photographic evidence, the bobblehead looks nothing like Heyward.…

  16. Your Monday Afternoon Power Rankings

    May 3, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT

    1. Rays: They dropped two out of three to split a four game series with Kansas City at home and could have easily lost three, but we’ll keep them in the top spot for now. The nine-game west coast swing on which they are about to embark will tell us just how strong these guys…

  17. Great Moments in overreacting: Johan Santana edition

    May 3, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    If this is what Santana is now, and who he is now, then the Mets may well be staring into the abyss. For real. For good. – The New York Post’s Mike Vaccaro, reminding us once again that the trait which most clearly defines New York baseball fans is not their knowledge or their passion,…

  18. Proposal: let's just get rid of wins for pitchers

    May 3, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    Dave Brown at Big League Stew watched Zack Greinke’s dominant yet losing performance and thinks that it’s high time we just get rid of wins for pitchers altogether: Does a point guard get a “W” in basketball? Hockey goalies may get wins and losses, but does anyone pay as much attention to those statistics as…

  19. MLB warns George Sherrill to speed things up

    May 3, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    Dodgers’ reliever George Sherrill got a nastygram from Bob Watson over pace-of-game issues: Dodgers reliever George Sherrill received a warning letter from MLB vice president of on-field operations Bob Watson for taking too long to warm up on April 14 at Dodger Stadium against the D-backs . . . The letter, a warning that came…

  20. Report: MLB to seize Rangers, complete sale, get sued

    May 3, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    That’s the logical conclusion if what Sports Business Journal’s Daniel Kaplan is reporting is true: MLB as soon as this week plans to dramatically alter the course of the standoff between creditors and the owner of the Texas Rangers, multiple sources said last week, a development that could include the league seizing the franchise. Were…

  21. Dave Trembley is a man of few words

    May 3, 2010, 10:41 AM EDT

    Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports on a short and sweet mound meeting during the top of the ninth inning in yesterday’s Red Sox-Orioles game: With right-hander Matt Albers ready in the bullpen, I think most people who have watched the Orioles this season expected Trembley to yank Ohman. Instead he walked to the…

  22. More players are speaking out against the Arizona immigration law

    May 3, 2010, 10:16 AM EDT

    Over the weekend Drew noted that Adrian Gonzalez said that he would not attend next year’s All-Star Game if selected due to the Arizona’s S.B. 1070 immigration law.  Gonzalez is not the only player speaking out. The Padres’ Yorvit Torrealba told the San Diego Union-Tribune “Why do I want to go play in a place…

  23. The Indians have created a fan cave

    May 3, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    I’m moderately hostile to luxury suites in ballparks, but Sports Business Journal reports that the Indians are improving the concept somewhat: The Cleveland Indians have redeveloped a vacant suite at Progressive Field into a “fan cave” with a pool table as its centerpiece . . . The space has six high-definition televisions, along with a…

  24. The Orioles sweeping the Sox is not "humiliating," so just cut it out

    May 3, 2010, 9:12 AM EDT

    I’m not gonna say that the Red Sox’ sweep at the hands of the Orioles wasn’t six kinds of bad for Boston because it was, but the level of fretting I’ve read about it since yesterday is getting out of hand. Take this post from WEEI’s Alex Speier. If you didn’t know any better you’d…

  25. Stephen Strasburg shows that he is, in fact, human

    May 3, 2010, 8:41 AM EDT

    Well, maybe he’s human. An alternative explanation is that, a day after learning that he was being promoted to AAA, he decided to mail one in the same way you mailed in that last Communications 220 exam after you already earned enough credits to graduate and had already been accepted to law school. Strasburg gave…

Featured video

Patience finally paying off for Royals fans
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (2797)
  2. D. Ortiz (1974)
  3. M. Trout (1951)
  4. A. Pagan (1945)
  5. A. Pujols (1893)
  1. J. Hamilton (1843)
  2. N. Arenado (1772)
  3. G. Stanton (1765)
  4. H. Ramirez (1751)
  5. C. Kershaw (1682)