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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Baseball media is rooted in public relations just as much as it is rooted in news

    Mar 3, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    press hat

    A nice history lesson from Jack Moore at The Hardball Times.

  2. Russell Martin made a point to emulate Derek Jeter . . . and Joey Votto

    Mar 3, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Reds fans may wonder why anyone would WANT to be like Votto, but everyone who doesn’t listen to Marty Brennaman knows that Votto is a pretty swell guy to emulate.

  3. Curt Schilling lowers the boom on some men tweeting threats against his daughter

    Mar 3, 2015, 7:08 AM EDT

    Curt Schilling

    Twitter does a pretty bad job of policing threats of violence against women. Curt Schilling does a much, much better job.

  4. Josh Reddick gave up his number to Billy Butler for an X-Box

    Mar 2, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Toronto Blue Jays

    Seems a bit light as far as these things go.

  5. The Yankees have a lot of retired numbers. Other teams should try to be more like them.

    Mar 2, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

    Retired numbers

    Trammell and Whitaker in Detroit? Carter and Hernandez with the Mets?

  6. Charlie Brown: the worst manager of all time?

    Mar 2, 2015, 9:15 AM EDT

    Pow

    Patrick Dubuque of The Hardball Times mounts an in-depth study of the Peanuts’ Gang’s manager.

  7. John Baker, Jeremy Brown, coal mines and class

    Mar 2, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT

    Coal Miners

    The lives of a couple of “Moneyball” players serves as a jumping off point for a good Monday morning rant.

  8. The Pittsburgh Pirates issued a statement about “Jihadi John” wearing their cap

    Feb 27, 2015, 4:51 PM EDT

    pirates logo

    Note: they’re not fans of this particular bit of product placement.

  9. Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year

    Feb 27, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez

    When he’s done he’ll have played 18 years in the bigs and will be pushing 400 homers.

  10. Bartolo Colon may be the Mets’ Opening Day starter

    Feb 27, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Yes, this is mostly just an excuse to post a picture of Bartolo Colon

  11. Didi Gregorius is probably pretty grateful for the A-Rod circus

    Feb 27, 2015, 9:53 AM EDT

    Didi Gregorious

    Everyone worried that A-Rod would be a “distraction.” Well, he has been. And that’s a good thing.

  12. We need Kafka to cover Yankees spring training

    Feb 27, 2015, 9:24 AM EDT

    Kafka

    Cashman and Girardi were poked constantly yesterday. They eventually responded. And the media seems to believe this is A-Rod’s fault.

  13. Craig Kimbrel is messing with a changeup

    Feb 27, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 8.24.38 AM

    Because he wasn’t dominant enough as it was.

  14. Report: Josh Hamilton could get a suspension of “at least 25 games”

    Feb 27, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    But Major League Baseball is also trying to be “compassionate,” and is thus still not close to a decision.

  15. Wanna hear Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig attempt a comedy routine?

    Feb 27, 2015, 7:41 AM EDT

    Ruth Gehrig

    Gehrig on going to Columbia: “I was seven years in the Freshman class!”

  16. What’s driving the A-Rod media circus? The media, of course.

    Feb 26, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Shame on A-Rod for making the reporters obsess about him.

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