Eat This

5 Sep

New York Yankees’ reliever Chad Green has been notching Ks in his last two appearances, including 7 of 8 hitters he faced against Cleveland.  Catcher Austin Romine had an unusual way of describing his fastball movement, as reported in today’s New York Daily News: “We’re all looking for an answer. His fastball just kind of […]

Feeding Frenzy

3 Sep

The Minnesota Twins, who are in the hunt for a wild card spot in the AL, pummeled the Kansas City Royals yesterday, 17-0.  It was 10-0 after the second inning.  Twins slugger Brian Dozier had a convoluted explanation for the eruption, as reported on ESPN.com: “Whether it’s everybody feeding off one another or just feeding […]

Winning with Eeeees

27 Aug

The Seattle Mariners committed five errors in one inning–including three by one player–in a sloppy finale in the Bronx against the New York Yankees.  The Pinstripes prevailed 10-1. YES announcer Michael Kay had a clever riposte for the unusual happenings, noting the game was proceeding with “eeeees,” the scorekeeping shorthand for errors.      

Long In the Tooth

19 Aug

The St. Louis Cardinals have mounted a furious challenge in the NL Central, but now have lost both starting pitcher Adam Wainwright and closer Trevor Rosenthal to elbow injuries.  The Redbirds managed to score 11 runs in yesterday’s game against Pittsburgh.  But the Bucs almost came back to win. St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball beat writer […]

The Judge-ernaut Lands Near LaGuardia

17 Aug

Aaron Judge launched a blast into the third deck at Citi Field across from La Guardia Airport which left onlookers in awe.  New York Times sportswriter Tyler Kepner had this lovely lede for his story on the game between the Yankees and the Mets: The perfect connection, the pop of ball striking bat in just […]

You Can’t Take the A Train

16 Aug

Great story on ESPN.com about newbies on the New York Yankees and their adventures on the New York subways en route to Yankee Stadium. One player took a train to 155th Street in Manhattan thinking the Stadium (on 161st Street, but in the Bronx) was close by. Another found himself somewhere else in the Bronx […]

Maddonfreude II

9 Aug

Joe Maddon is whining again about the Cubbies’ play against the bottom-feeding Giants, as reported on ESPN.com: “We’re playing like that .500 team we were in the first half. And I don’t like it. We [have] to get sharper.”

Baylor Made

8 Aug

In a finely written obituary in today’s New York Times, sportswriter Richard Sandomir relates a wonderful story about Don Baylor and his propensity to get HBP.  Once he was hit by fireballer Nolan Ryan on the hand.  The trainer came out with that famous numbing spray that used to be used to “freeze” the injury, […]

Eating the League’s Lunch

30 Jul

NYY General Manager Brian Cashman has a memorable quote about how this year’s squad approaches the game without using the tired grind-it-out, saying: This is a team that brings its lunch pail to the park.

Rockies’ Road Rage

27 Jul

The Colorado Rockies have lost 16 of their last 19 road games, which won’t win them any playoff spot.  Here’s how beat writer Patrick Saunders described it in his story in today’s Denver Post: The Rockies have gone from road warriors to road kill.