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  1. GQ names Phillies fans “The Worst Sports Fans in America”

    Mar 17, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    It’s actually a tie between Phillies and Eagles fans as the worst — the subheading to their ranking being “the meanest fans in America” — but I imagine there’s substantial overlap.  GQ: All told, Philadelphia stadiums house the most monstrous collection of humanity outside of the federal penal system. “Some of these people would boo…

  2. The Greatest Living Ballplayer: Continued

    Mar 17, 2011, 6:16 AM EDT

    New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Berra watches players during a workout at the team's spring training camp

    Yesterday’s post about the Greatest Living Ballplayer for each team struck a nerve. Lots of folks around the Internets linked it and talked about, which doesn’t happen a lot with my stuff. Indeed, I tend to think that people mostly read what I write and either nod politely or roll their eyes and then move…

  3. The Hall of Fame gives voters a clear signal: moralize about steroids even more

    Jan 6, 2011, 6:21 AM EDT

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    In the past couple of weeks many Hall of Fame voters expressed dismay at the dilemma they faced regarding PED users and the character clause in their voting instructions. Some — including Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark — have openly asked the the Hall provide guidance on the matter.  Well, the Hall did so last…

  4. Joe Posnanski is going Hall of Fame crazy this week

    Dec 27, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

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    If you’ve grown weary of all of the Hall of Fame posts I’ve been writing over the past couple of weeks you may not want to read Joe Posnanski this week. He’s doing a lengthy Hall of Fame post each day, starting with today’s introductory post in which he talks about his Hall of Fame…

  5. Hall of Fame or not, Ron Santo ranks among the all-time great third basemen

    Dec 3, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

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    When someone successful and beloved dies there’s a natural tendency to perhaps overstate their greatness and at first glance it may seem as though people are doing that today in touting Ron Santo’s qualifications for the Hall of Fame after the longtime Cubs third baseman and announcer passed away yesterday. However, in Santo’s case amplifying…

  6. Johnny Damon: "I definitely want to keep playing"

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    Last week general manager Dave Dombrowski said the Tigers will not attempt to re-sign impending free agent Johnny Damon, but yesterday the 36-year-old outfielder made it clear that he has no plans to retire: I definitely want to keep playing, but it’s going to have to be somewhere else because Detroit has a lot of…

  7. Matt Murton is Japan's new single-season hit king, breaking Ichiro Suzuki's record

    Oct 5, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    Matt Murton went 3-for-5 last night, giving the former Cubs outfielder 213 hits on the year to break Japan’s single-season record of 210 hits set by Ichiro Suzuki in 1994. Murton still has two more games to add to his total, although it’s worth noting that Suzuki played when the Japanese schedule was 130 games,…

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday's Scores and Highlights

    Sep 30, 2010, 5:54 AM EDT

    Two doubleheaders? A walkoff strikeout? Despite most of the games not mattering all that much, it was a pretty damn good day/night of baseball.

  9. Ichiro Suzuki reaches 200 hits for 10th consecutive season

    Sep 23, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    For a game between two non-contenders this afternoon’s Blue Jays-Mariners matchup sure has some interesting storylines. Not only did Jose Bautista homer off Felix Hernandez for his 50th long ball of the season, Ichiro Suzuki doubled off Shawn Hill in the third inning and then singled off him in the fifth inning to reach 200…

  10. Must-click link: The tortured life of Eric Show

    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.…

  11. Ryan Howard's five-strikeout, 0-for-7 night was pretty rare

    Aug 26, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    Lost in Roy Oswalt playing left field in a 16-inning game after Ryan Howard was ejected by an out of line umpire Tuesday night is that Howard went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts before getting tossed in the 14th frame. With the help of Baseball-Reference.com I looked up how many players in baseball history have gone…

  12. 'Kiner's Korner' is back!

    Aug 21, 2010, 2:11 PM EDT

    From the moment SNY launched as the television home of the Mets in 2006, there has always been demand for vintage episodes of “Kiner’s Korner,” the former Mets postgame and rain delay show hosted by the venerable Ralph Kiner. Now those folks — including me — are finally getting their wish. Well, sort of. According…

  13. Not done yet: Omar Vizquel plans to play in 2011 at age 44

    Aug 20, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Back in May, when he wasn’t playing much, Omar Vizquel indicated that this would likely be his final season. However, now that he’s in the White Sox’s lineup regularly and playing well, the 43-year-old infielder said yesterday that he’ll likely be back in 2011. I think it would be sad that if at the end…

  14. Document shows that Jamie McCourt does too own the Dodgers

    Aug 19, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Recently there has been some noise about Jamie and Frank McCourt settling their divorce case and Frank buying Jamie out. A lot of this is likely borne of a desire to avoid a nasty trail that would likely have a lot of stuff about people sleeping with people who weren’t their spouse at the time…

  15. God, politicians drive me absolutely freakin' nuts

    Aug 10, 2010, 2:04 PM EDT

    This post will be important to the six Ohio readers out there who choose their politicians based on their baseball opinions.

  16. Robinson Cano notches 1,000th career hit at age 27 to join elite company at second base

    Jul 26, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano smacked a ground-rule double in the eighth inning yesterday afternoon for his 1,000th career hit, which is a pretty remarkable total for a second baseman in the middle of his age-27 season. Cano is currently on pace for another 84 hits this season and here’s how his projected total of 1,084 hits would…

  17. And That Happened: Classic

    Jul 13, 2010, 5:00 AM EDT

    Note: due to the All-Star break, we now bring you a special “Classic” version of “And That Happened.” The following originally ran on July 13, 1969

  18. And That Happened: Sunday's Scores and Highlights

    May 3, 2010, 5:00 AM EDT

    Phillies 11, Mets 5: Look, there are about 17 different ways in which Johan Santana’s awful night could be described, but I think the fact that he walked Jamie Moyer with the bases loaded in the fourth pretty much tells you all you need to know. The Victorino grand slam that immediately followed was less…

  19. Colbert, Clark, Grace take shots at McGwire

    Jan 14, 2010, 7:11 PM EDT

    If you think the Mark McGwire steroids saga has been played out, think again. Reactions just keep rolling in from all sorts of folks like Jack Clark (ban him from baseball!), Mark Grace (why would you do steroids and ruin your sex life?), and Christine Brennan (hey everybody, let’s talk about Pete Rose!) While each…

  20. Dave Parker: Hall of Fame afterthought

    Jan 4, 2010, 12:01 PM EDT

    Buster Olney doesn’t actually endorse Dave Parker’s Hall of Fame candidacy, but he does throw out a morsel to chew on, courtesy of the ESPN stats department: If you go on the idea of a player being a dominant player in his era being an important qualification: Dave Parker finished in the top five of…

  21. Nobody listens to Joe Girardi

    Dec 4, 2009, 12:15 PM EDT

    There’s a reason why the Yankees focus on free agent veterans: kids these days just won’t listen to Joe Girardi. The Yankee skipper tried to teach the Jets’ quarterback how to slide after getting his left knee banged up while pulling a Jim McMahon last week. So what happens last night? He forgets what Girardi…

  22. And That Happened: Monday's scores and highlights

    Sep 29, 2009, 5:38 AM EDT

    Angels 11, Rangers 0: The Angels clinch the West, and in a fit of wrongheadedness so comically tragic that it strains credulity, they soak the jersey of a victim of a fatal drunk driving accident with beer and champagne in celebration. Here’s hoping that someone in Angels’ management was passing out cab vouchers last night.…

  23. Does Derek Jeter have anything left to prove?

    Sep 11, 2009, 9:22 AM EDT

    SI’s Tim Marchman has a good piece up this morning in which he breaks out what the numbers and career progression would need to look like in order for Derek Jeter to pass Pete Rose for the all-time hits record.  Upshot: it almost certainly won’t happen, but it’s not impossible. Personally I’d like to see it simply because…

  24. Brian Roberts and the art of the two-bagger

    Sep 10, 2009, 12:37 PM EDT

    Last night Brian Roberts smacked his 50th double of the year, joining Hall of Famers Stan Musial, Tris Speaker, and Paul Waner as the only players in baseball history with 50-plus doubles in at least three seasons. Of course, while most fans can cite the significant homer records few people pay much attention to doubles.…

  25. Was Shoeless Joe innocent after all?

    Sep 8, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

    My recent posts about Pete Rose led a lot of you to bring up Joe Jackson, either (a) in support of keeping Rose banned (“Rose shouldn’t be let in as long as Shoeless Joe is banned!”) or (b) as a second guy, in addition to Rose, who should be let in (“the Hall of fame…

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