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The Windup and the Bitch

16 May

Veteran Atlanta Braves broadcasters Chip Caray and Joe Simpson went on a rant during last night’s telecast of the game versus the Cubs when MLB Instant Replay in New York took an inordinate amount of time to review a call and then ruled against the Braves. Caray (son of Skip and grandson of Harry) used […]

K Boom!

1 May

Summarizing the sloppy weather month of April in MLB, Jayson Stark of The Athletic made 10 observations about the season so far, the most striking of which, pun intended, is that MLB is en route to over 42,000 Ks this season, up by 10,000 over a decade ago.  What a way to beat the infield […]

Keep the Faith

28 Apr

Veteran infielder Neil Walker has not performed well since being signed by the Yankees late in Spring Training.  Some of that is due to his playing out of position (1B) and, as an unsigned free agent, sitting on the shelf.  Last night he hit what appeared to be a three-run HR, except that it was […]

Nut Up!

26 Apr

The Athletic writer T.J. Zuppe described how the Cleveland Indians bullpen had to scramble when reliever Andrew Miller felt his hamstring grab in Wednesday’s game versus the Cubs.  One of those relievers, Nick Goody, told his bullpen counterpart how to handle the situation: “It’s part of the game. Injuries happen. Accidents happen. You’ve just got to […]

April’s Fools

18 Apr

For the most part, April has been a cold awakening for MLB, with temperatures in the 40’s and snow-outs and ice-outs replacing field outs.  Perhaps MLB needs to revisit its 162-game schedule and limit the number of games so play begins in more moderate weather.  Here’s an uncomfortable stat from River Ave Blues, the NYY blog: As […]

Backtrack, Do It Again

2 Apr

On a snow day instead of Opening Day in the Bronx,  Yankees’ skipper Aaron Boone tried to justify his moves in the Toronto series. At best, he offered obfuscation, as reported in the New York Post. “I guess I don’t deal with the second-guessing,” Boone said. “I don’t pay attention to it. We’re prepared. My […]

The Known Unknowns Redux

27 Mar

The San Francisco Chronicle has a story today about Buster Posey’s first backstop gig with acquired closer Greg Holland yesterday.  Asked about how it was to catch someone he’d never caught before, Posey responded: “It’s not like I’m not somewhat familiar with him.”

Hopefully Not Bad Grammar

22 Mar

You know the season is nigh when managers start babbling in baseball doublespeak, as Yankees’ skipper Aaron Boone did in an answer to a reporter’s question at Tampa: “We have certainly some guys athletically with some speed that we’ll be able to take advantage of hopefully taking some extra bases when they’re available.”

Longevous Lizard

12 Mar

In a story posted on the YES Yankees Web site, reporter A.J. Herrmann writes about Yankees’ hurler Luis Severino and his progression as a leader.  Unfortunately, the writer had a regression as far as spelling is concerned as he mentions Sevy taking note of veteran pitcher C.C. Sabathia: Sabathia has been one of the most […]

Strip Training

6 Mar

New York Post baseball beat writer Kevin Kiernan has a piece about how Aaron Boone is building relationships with the Baby Bombers, in this case, Aaron Judge.  In this statement, Judge sounds like they are preparing for a pole dance, instead of a season: I’m learning every day and the same thing with him coming […]