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.

Hold That Hype

23 Jul

New NYY infielder Todd Frazier needs to tone down the hype a bit after witnessing Aaron Judge (All Rise) and his monster HR that nearly cleared Safeco Field’s upper deck in Seattle.  He called the blast the “the 7th Wonder of the World.”

Get A Week-Old Hot Dog Here…

22 Jul

A Denver Post baseball beat writer served up a luscious lede to describe a sticky day at Coors Field in Colorado.   As the heat climbed toward 97 degrees Wednesday afternoon and the air dried out like a week-old hot dog, Coors Field, as it does, turned into that weird, old launching pad of home runs and […]

Hold That Colon

18 Jul

A preview piece posted on the YES Network (New York Yankees cable channel) promotes an interesting viewing opportunity for this evening: Cessa Takes On Colon

Judge for Yourself

11 Jul

While pitchers gripe about “juiced” balls and players adjust their “launch angles” to hit dingers, Aaron Judge keeps on doing what he does–effortless blasts, heads-up play, and a gentle, aw-shucks demeanor that focuses on others than himself.  Even MLB Commissioner Manfred has joined in the huzzahs, saying Judge is the new face of baseball. Quite […]

Give Him the Bird

4 Jul

After a scorching hot spring training, NYY 1B Greg Bird has been MIA due to a severe ankle bone bruise.  He still has pain, even though the bruise has healed. Specialists are suggesting exploratory surgery to find out what is wrong. But Bird thinks differently as he said in this convoluted statement in the New […]

Maddonfreude

28 Jun

It has given me extreme pleasure to see the discord on the Cubs this season largely because of the smirky, self-satisfied skipper, Joe Maddon.  Although they are not the only team playing poorly (Giants, Orioles, and, yes, the New York Yankees), the Maddonfreude is irresistible. Still, there is a half-season ahead, and the Cubs might […]

Giants Win! Giants Win!

21 Jun

The SF Giants are in the cellar of the NL West and have had a dismal season.  So, when they actually won a game against Atlanta, the Chronicle had some fun with the headline: Giants beat Braves; not a misprint

Bring Up the Cliches

20 Jun

The St. Louis Cardinals have had an ugly string of games for more than a month, during which time fingers were pointed and coaching staff were replaced.  Now, it’s time for the cliches, like these by infielder Tommy Pham in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Believe that the guy behind you is going […]

Remy of the People

8 Jun

Former Red Sox IF Jerry Remy is one of the most grating announcers around.  The Sox sacked the regular play-by-play guy, Don Orsillo, and kept this nincompoop for no clear reason. On Tuesday, he lambasted MLB for allowing NYY starter Masahiro Tanaka to have his Japanese translator with him when pitching coach Larry Rothschild paid […]