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.
Oct 11, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT
Troy Glaus is an awful third baseman. But he’s the best of nothing but terrible options as the Braves try to stave off elimination.
Oct 11, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT
When you write a post entitled “this is why people hate the Yankees,” you can bet your bippy that you’re going to get replies.
Oct 11, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Joe Girardi just announced that the Yankees will go with a four-man rotation in the ALCS, and that the fourth man will almost certainly be A.J. Burnett. That may give some people the willies, but if you’re going to go with four, I don’t see any other choice but to go with Burnett. Who else…
Oct 11, 2010, 2:04 PM EDT
This season has been a banner year for humility deficit disorder on the part of Phillies fans, but let us not forget who invented the idea that their team is entitled to everything. It’s the Yankees, folks, and it’s passages like these from the tabloid columnists — which, I might add, are reflective of a…
Oct 11, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT
Now that it appears as though Sandy Alderson is the front runner for the Mets’ GM job, Andy Martino of the Daily News has some questions for the guy. He couches them in “hey, Alderson may be the best man for the job, I’m just askin’” language, but you can tell that he’s a bit concerned…
Oct 11, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT
I still think Moe’s best-ever line was about how he was going to take his date out for a steak “as big as a toilet seat,” but this is easily his best baseball-related line.
Oct 11, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT
ESPN’s Howard Bryant is reporting that Bud Selig has instructed Rays management “not to make significant financial investments in the area until attendance indicators improve, suggesting the team could be investing in potential relocation sites.” I’m assuming that means stadium improvements and the like. I’d normally say something critical here, but it’s probably smart for…
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