Oct 11, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT
Nationals third base coach Pat Listach was on the short list to become the Cubs’ new manager, but Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the former Rookie of the Year is no longer in the running for the job. Ladson notes that Listach “is still respected by the organization” from his days managing in the…
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…
Oct 11, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT
Evan Longoria’s quadriceps injury hasn’t hurt his hitting any, as he went 3-for-4 with a homer and two doubles in the Rays’ win yesterday, but he was clearly running at significantly less than full strength on his home run trot. “I kind of felt like Kirk Gibson going around the bases a little bit,” Longoria…
Oct 11, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT
When last the Marlins and Bobby Valentine spoke, it was in anger. Serious anger, with Bobby V. fuming over the unprofessional manner in which he was informed he was not a candidate to replace Fredi Gonzalez in the middle of the season. I guess we need to stop livin’ in the past, man, because the…
Oct 11, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT
Last month Tyson Gillies pleaded not guilty to cocaine possession charges stemming from a June arrest in Florida and now the Kamloops Daily News reports that the state attorney’s office has dropped all charges against the 21-year-old outfield prospect acquired by the Phillies in the Cliff Lee trade. Here’s what Gillies said about the charges…
Oct 11, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT
The Brewers have frozen ticket prices for 2011. This goes for all tickets: season tickets, packages, single-gamers, and everything. Brewers owner Mark Attanasio issued a statement explaining the reasoning: All of us here at the Milwaukee Brewers sympathize with all of you hit so hard by these trying economic times. In order to help you,…
Oct 11, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT
Tim Wallach was passed over for the Dodgers’ managerial opening in favor of Don Mattingly, but Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com reports that “he will be a part of the Dodgers’ major league staff in 2011, either as bench coach or third-base coach.” Assuming, of course, that Wallach isn’t hired to managed elsewhere. According to Jackson…
Oct 11, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT
Hey, if you don’t ask for it, you’re never going to get it, right? SportsBusiness Journal reporting: Mark Cuban and Jim Crane want payment of $2.65 million in legal fees and other expenses stemming from their failed bankruptcy bid for the Texas Rangers in August . . . Cuban and Crane argue that had they…
Oct 11, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT
Via our friends at The Fightins comes this screen shot of Roy Oswalt photo-bombing Rich Dubee during the Phillies pitching coach’s in-game interview with TBS. Click here for the video, which is even more amusing. After finishing off the Reds yesterday the Phillies now have five days off before the NLCS begins and Oswalt will…
Oct 11, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT
Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times says that the Rays are going to remove those blue tarps many of you have been mistaking for thousands of unsold seats and making the seats under the tarps available for Tuesday’s Game 5. That will mean room for 5,000 more fans, whom the Rays will charge $30…
Oct 11, 2010, 9:42 AM EDT
Oh jeez. Can’t we even wait until the World Series is over to start this stuff again? Johnny Damon will be wearing a new hat next season and he is very open to it having NY on the front of it. “I would love to have that as an option,” Damon told The Post when…
Oct 11, 2010, 9:18 AM EDT
An instant replay drama in the form of a one act play.
Oct 11, 2010, 8:52 AM EDT
History shows that you can win a World Series with dominant pitching. But life is always better if you can hit the ball too. Which the Phillies didn’t really do in their three games against the Reds: They hit .212/.301/.273. with only four extra base hits in the whole series. That’s certainly better than the…
Oct 11, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT
Given that a loss in the LCS would constitute a failed season for the Phillies and the Yankees, why were they spraying the bubbly after their Division Series wins?
Oct 11, 2010, 5:49 AM EDT
You all are lucky I even managed to pull myself out of bed this morning after last night’s Braves game. But I’m a pro, see, and that’s what pros do. Now — where are the anti-depressants?
Oct 10, 2010, 11:56 PM EDT
Yes, Game 2 was in their hands and they lost it, but with the results from Games 1 and 3, it doesn’t seem like the Reds ever really had a chance to win this series. The Phillies got their second dominant pitching performance in three games, this one from Cole Hamels, in beating Cincinnati 2-0…
Oct 10, 2010, 9:28 PM EDT
Brooks Conrad is the one wearing this thing. And maybe he should be. But he’s not the only one who should be.
Oct 10, 2010, 8:24 PM EDT
As you read this, Brooks Conrad is being rushed to a secure, undisclosed location. Or at least he should be.
Oct 10, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT
In a major surprise, Orlando Cabrera was added to Cincinnati’s starting lineup for Sunday night’s Game 3 after getting through batting practice on the field before the game. The Reds originally had Paul Janish starting and batting eighth against the Phillies, but Cabrera was inserted into his customary No. 2 slot. Cabrera is 1-for-5 through…
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