By: josh q. public on: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @1:08 pm
I’ve got more action than my man John Woo and I’ve got mad hits like I was Rod Carew. -Beastie Boys
Public Service Announcement: There was a time when the pitcher was often the best hitter on his team. A time when guys like John Montgomery Ward, Wes Ferrell, Walter Johnson and George Herman Ruth roamed the earth. Those time are not these times. In these times, players are far more skilled than their ancestors. In these times, pitching and hitting are both so difficult, that specialization is a must. In these times, it’s almost impossible for any one person to perform both tasks competently. That is of course, unless you’re name happens to be Carlos Zambrano. The Big Z. El Toro. The best home run hittenest pitcher in baseball today. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 @12:11 pm
What does it take to be number one? Two is not a winner and three nobody remembers. -Nelly
Public Service Announcement: Looky looky here. Looky looky who sits all alone in first place. I used to dream. I used to dream about the money and the cars and girls. But now I see because I’m sitting on top of the world. The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting on top of the world. They’re looking down on creation. They got there the fashioned way. They got there with pitching. Pitching wins championships. Like my main Satchel Paige always says, “My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat.” That’s what the Rays staff has been doing all season. They’ve been keeping the ball away from the bats. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Sunday, March 14, 2010 @1:02 pm
Jeepers creepers, where’d you get those peepers? Jeepers creepers, where’d you get those eyes? Oh those weepers, how they hypnotize! Where’d you get those eyes? -Louis Armstrong
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! When Daric Barton arrived in Oakland along with Dan Haren as part of the Mark Mulder deal, he was your prototypical Money Ball type player. He displayed a plate approach well beyond his years. He established himself as an on-base fiend. He maintained a textbook swing. A beautiful swing. A Will Clark swing. It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing. Even with that swing, Barton has still not been able to stay up with the big team for any meaningful amounts of at bats. When he was given a chance, back in 2008, he struggled with a .226 batting average and a .327 OBP. What gives? Is it the shoes? Nope. Daric Barton was lost but now is found. He was blind, but now he sees. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Monday, July 20, 2009 @4:27 pm
(ESPN 7PM ET) Just so you know, the day the Phillies signed Pedro Martinez was the day the Phillies became my favorite team on the Senior Circuit. Just so you know, tonight, the Phillies embark on a seven-game homestand with more separation between them and the runner-up in the NL East than Sookie’s two front teeth. The most separation between them and the runner-up in the NL East since they had a six-game lead June 3, 2001. Yowza! Just so you know, they’re the front runners in the Doc Halladay sweepstakes to boot. Get your popcorn ready!
By: josh q. public on: Sunday, July 12, 2009 @12:33 pm
Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there. -Mike Schmidt
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Last night, Ted Lilly got his 100th win. Hooray Ted Lilly! You may remember Ted Lilly came up with the Montreal Expos. Just like Vlad Guerrrero came up with the Expos. Or like Larry Walker came up with the Expos. Just like a lot of folks who came up with the Expos and went on to greatness elsewhere. Ted Lilly becomes the 10th player who debuted with the Expos to go on to win at least 100 games in the majors – but only one of those (Steve Rogers) won as many as 100 games with the Expos/Nationals franchise. The other pitchers who won 100 games in the majors after breaking in with the Expos are Steve Renko, Scott Sanderson, Bill Gullickson, Bryn Smith, Randy Johnson, Jeff Fassero, Kirk Rueter and Javier Vazquez. Kinda sounds like the Pittsburgh Pirates of today, don’t it?
By: josh q. public on: Thursday, July 2, 2009 @3:00 pm
(MLB8PM ET) Sorry folks, I got nothing on this one. All I know is, the Cubbies scored 129 runs since May 19, fewest in the majors over that span. All I know is, yesterday, their starting lineup featured four players who began the year at Triple-A Iowa. All I know is, despite all that, Chicago is only 3 1/2 games behind Milwaukee in the tightly bunched NL Central. Get your popcorn ready!
By: josh q. public on: Thursday, June 25, 2009 @12:21 pm
You better think, think about what you’re trying to do to me. Yeah, think, let your mind go, let yourself be free. -Aretha Franklin
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! C’mon Marlon, use your head. Victor Conte? Really? Do you read the papers? According to Yahoo Sports, Texas Rangers outfielder, Marlon Byrd, has been obtaining “a variety of pills and powders from Conte for 18 months.” Gee willickers! You do know who Victor Conte is, right Marlon? You do know he admittedly ran doping programs which have broken Olympic records as well as a little old baseball record we like to call the All Time Home Run Leader. BALCO? I know, I know, BALCO does not exist anymore. Scientific Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning does. That’s the new BALCO. Like my main Gary Gnu always says, no gnews is good gnews. Nothing good’s gonna come out of this.