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  1. Is Terry Francona to blame for this mess?

    Sep 27, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    The “blame Theo” chorus kind of died down this week as the shock of the Red Sox actual collapse seemed to overtake the rancor of the collapse-in-progress.  But Curt Schilling was asked about it again today and he said that, if you have to blame someone here, it’s better to blame Theo Epstein than Terry…

  2. It’s official: the Red Sox will win the wild card

    Sep 20, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

    Ric Flair

    Two reasons why I think the Red Sox have locked up the wild card. First: because Curt Schilling said today that he didn’t think they’d do it, and he’s wrong about everything. Second, because Gordon Edes just tweeted the following from the Red Sox clubhouse: Wrestler Ric Flair visited Sox clubhouse posed for pictures with…

  3. Josh Beckett: slow as molasses and no one seems to care

    Sep 1, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    In addition to the maddening Curt Schilling-Nomar Garciaparra back-and-forth, another thing that made the Yankees-Red Sox game so damn hard to watch last night was its pace. Yes, I realize that’s an old complaint, but it’s still a valid one. These games are interminable and it really drives me nuts. It’s especially bad when Josh Beckett…

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 1, 2011, 5:41 AM EDT

    Red Sox' Ortiz watches his two-run home run with Yankees' Cervelli during their MLB American League baseball game in Boston

    Red Sox 9, Yankees 5: I was watching this game until Curt Schilling and Nomar Garciaparra started talking about intangibles and how so-and-so has them “off the charts.” Which, given that they’re INTANGIBLE, what freaking chart could possibly measure them?  And another thing: Schilling talked about the game changing, saying that Dustin Pedroia never would…

  5. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Aug 29, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

    Bogart Madre

    I saw “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” on a big screen yesterday. Part of some western retrospective at the local quasi-art house theater. Never mind that “Madre” is more of a noir than a western. There are horses, guns and dirt in it, so that works. Either way, it was easily the best Sunday afternoon…

  6. Derek Jeter’s 3,000 hits: the victims

    Jul 6, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter, Lou Marson

    It shouldn’t take anyone more than a couple of guesses to figure out which pitcher Derek Jeter has the most of his 3,000 hits against.  It is, of course, the one pitcher who has has been on a rival AL East team for the entire duration of Jeter’s career. Here are the 12 pitchers Jeter has…

  7. 10 years later, Bob Brenly still bitter about Ben Davis’ bunt

    May 27, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Bob Brenly Diamondbacks

    Whether our entry yesterday had anything to do with it or not, Cubs PBP man Len Kasper decided to bring up the Curt Schilling game with former Diamondbacks manager and current Cubs color guy Bob Brenly today on WGN. And Brenly still isn’t happy about the play, saying that Davis did in fact break unwritten rules…

  8. 10 years ago today: Ben Davis breaks an unwritten rule

    May 26, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

    Curt Schilling Diamondbacks

    May 26, 2001 With Arizona’s Curt Schilling bidding for a perfect game, Ben Davis drops down a bunt single in the eighth inning, giving the Padres their first baserunner of the contest. The Diamondbacks were up 2-0 at the time, and there was much debate about Davis’ play afterwards.  Given that it brought the tying run…

  9. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 26, 2011, 5:57 AM EDT

    Jered Weaver

    I, for one, welcome our new Jered Weaver overlords.

  10. Cliff Lee throws first shutout with double-digit strikeouts and under 100 pitches since 2009

    Apr 15, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee phillies throwing

    Cliff Lee was brilliant against the Nationals last night, hurling a complete-game shutout while allowing just three hits and one walk. He also struck out 12 and needed only 99 pitches to record 27 outs, becoming the first pitcher since Chris Carpenter in 2009 to throw a complete-game shutout with double-digit strikeouts while using fewer…

  11. HBT Weekend Wrapup

    Mar 21, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    Iron Eagle

    Stuff you missed while trying to make sense of this whole Libya thing by watching “Iron Eagle” over and over again. On VHS.

  12. Lack of standout first-timers on next year’s HOF ballot is good news for Larkin and Bagwell

    Jan 5, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

    bernie-williams-yankees

    Deserving players like Barry Larkin, Tim Raines, and Jeff Bagwell fell short of reaching the 75 percent of the votes required for Hall of Fame induction this year, but they’ll have a good chance to increase their totals in 2012 as the pool of first-year eligible players doesn’t include anyone likely bound for Cooperstown. Here’s…

  13. The Best and Worst Uniforms of All Time: The Arizona Diamondbacks

    Nov 11, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Schilling Diamondbacks

    Best: Minor variations aside, the Diamondbacks have only really had two uniforms. The current one and the old one.  The current one is not what I’d consider the Platonic ideal of baseball style, but as you’ll see in a second, I believe it to be the superior look. Worst: Incorporating teal, purple, black, pinstripes and…

  14. Brett Myers makes history by throwing six-plus innings in 30th straight start

    Sep 14, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brett Myers’ career-year continued last night with seven innings of one-run ball in a win over the Brewers and he also made some history by becoming just the seventh pitcher since 1920 to throw six or more innings in each of his first 30 starts. The previous six: Bob Gibson (1968 and 1969), Fergie Jenkins…

  15. Revisiting the player of the 1990s discussion

    Jun 9, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Since my Ken Griffey Jr. retirement piece received so much feedback… After the 1999 season, Ken Griffey Jr. was famously named the Player of the Decade by the players themselves, as part of the MLBPA’s Players Choice Awards. No balloting was ever announced, so we don’t know how close the vote was. The choice garnered…

  16. Dallas Braden almost had to school someone else on the unwritten rules

    May 10, 2010, 9:34 AM EDT

    The only downside to Dallas Braden’s perfect game yesterday is that we narrowly missed out on a chance to have him once again bring the 209 noise about respect and the unwritten rules and all of that jive. The scene: fifth inning, nobody out, Evan Longoria at the plate. He attempts to reach on a…

  17. Mets lose Nelson Figueroa to Phillies on waivers

    Apr 7, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    Wanting some extra pitching depth with Joe Blanton hurting and both Jamie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick in the rotation, the Phillies claimed right-hander Nelson Figueroa off waivers from the Mets. Figueroa had a 4.28 ERA in 115.2 innings for the Mets over the past two seasons, but his 95/50 K/BB ratio was sub par and…

  18. The Phillies place Joe Blanton on the DL

    Apr 1, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    So much for that fifth starter’s race. Now that the Phillies have placed Joe Blanton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, it looks like both Jamie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick will get to start, at least for a while. Zolecki says Blanton could be out anywhere from 3-6 weeks. He also…

  19. Derrick Turnbow and the 'exploding' big toe

    Mar 1, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

    Derrick Turnbow is so determined to win a spot on the Marlins’ pitching staff that the big toe on his left foot being “a bloody mess” yesterday didn’t stop him from throwing a bullpen session: “My toenail jammed up in my shoe about a week ago and it caused it to swell up,” Turnbow said.…

  20. The bloody sock doctor is in big trouble

    Feb 26, 2010, 10:52 AM EDT

    The doctor who performed the meatball surgery on Curt Schilling’s ankle in 2004 which led to the bloody sock has had his license suspended and is under investigation for . . . something. Unauthorized possession of stage blood?  Complicity to overacting? Accessory to second degree myth-making?

  21. Quote of the Day: Sports Illustrated on the Astros

    Jan 25, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    This is really a quote of yesterday — April 15, 1991 to be exact — that reader Christopher Modell dug up while trying to find some more info for me on Craig Biggio’s catching prowess.  The writers of the piece — William Oscar Johnson and Albert Kim — are concerned that the Astros are embarking…

  22. Randy Johnson is a bit more complex than Pearlman makes him out to be

    Jan 6, 2010, 1:04 PM EDT

    Following up on the Pearlman thing, here’s a link to a lengthy story from 2002 by the legendary Pat Jordan in the New York Times. It’s a profile of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling during their Diamondback heyday. It’s a nice compare and contrast.  Jordan doesn’t sugarcoat Johnson’s surly demeanor. He’s definitely a hard man…

  23. Someone could sign today

    Nov 26, 2009, 10:18 AM EDT

    Doug Miller at MLB.com reminds us that Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a day off in the hot stove league: Mets GM Omar Minaya might have put it best last year when he told the New York Daily News, “In this business, Thanksgiving is still a work day.” Minaya’s Red Sox counterpart, Theo Epstein, proved that in…

  24. Pettitte's Hall of Fame case strengthens with every win

    Oct 30, 2009, 4:07 PM EDT

    How exactly do we weigh opportunity? Andy Pettitte has been far from an ace while finishing with ERAs over 4.00 each of the last four seasons, yet he keeps winning 14 games every year and is now up to 229 victories for his career. That comes with being an above average starter for very good…

  25. Mark McGwire gets a shot at redemption

    Oct 26, 2009, 9:25 AM EDT

    Big Mac is back. Since hitting coaches don’t do that much, there won’t be much to say about his impact on the 2010 Cardinals. This story, ironically enough given the figure involved, is all about the past. Let’s delve into it, shall we?  I’m often critical of the uneven way in which players associated with…

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