Category: Baseball

Stranded

I really need to stop asking if things can possibly get worse for Josh Hamilton. Hambone’s 0-5 game against the Mariners on Tuesday rivaled his 0-8 monstrosity earlier this season against the A’s. Against Seattle, he grounded into three double…

Cereal Update 5

In honor of Alex Cobb’s historic four (and two-thirds) innings pitched against the Padres on May 10, here are four thoughts on the past week: 1. The Odd Game of Alex Cobb. Like most baseball statheads, I love scouring the…

The Dreaded Rule of Three

The dreaded celebrity Rule of Three has struck again. With Leslie Nielsen’s death yesterday, we have now lost three great men over the past few months. On November 4, former Reds and Tigers manager Sparky Anderson passed away at the…

Quick Hits

1. Cereal Stud: Cereal Killer Carl Crawford has been off to the races this season. His six steals in a single game on May 3 against the Red Sox tied a live ball era record and made Varitek look like…

Quick Hits

1. I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is more Ku-Bell!! If Bruce Dickinson wants more Ku-Bell, we should probably give him more Ku-Bell!! Minnesota’s Jason Kubel hit for the cycle on April 18 against the Angels and cracked…

Quick Hits

In honor of Ian Kinsler’s six-for-six night yesterday, I offer six thoughts about the first week of the baseball season: 1. I love how unpredictable the beginning of each season is—as of this morning, division leaders included the Orioles, Royals,…

Great Ball(s) of Fire!

No additional commentary necessary. From Torre’s book, regarding Roger Clemens: “He’d come out [of the whirlpool] looking like a lobster,” Donahue said. Then Donahue would rub the hottest possible liniment on his testicles. “He’d start snorting like a bull,” the…

So Long Smoltz

There are certain things in life that just don’t seem right: mustard on a pretzel, lutefisk, snow before November and now John Smotz wearing a Red Sox cap. Smoltz was the current MLB player with the longest tenure with just…