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“Those Classy Cardinals” Not the fans ……Not this year…..

Wow!  After reveling in happiness of the Giants really, really long-shot of making it,once again to the World Series, I was very quickly yanked back to reality this morning when a respected website brought my attention to “way too many” tweets posted by … Continue reading

Baseball Reliquary you say? ……. What the ^&*(#$%

Whittier College is establishing the first “Baseball Reliquary” in the country and will be housed under the Religious Department, with a Professor of Religious Studies and everything.   When I read about this at, where else, “Hardball Talk”, the first thing … Continue reading

Bruce Bochy: one of the best managers in baseball history?

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
That’s the case for Bochy made by Jonah Keri today over at Grantland. And, thankfully, Jonah doesn’t just play the “count tha rings!” game. Sure, the two World Series rings and a potential for a third…

Sick of the Giants and the Cardinals in the NLCS? Tough. They deserve to be there and we’d better get used to it.

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
As a supporter of the underdog, I gotta tell ya: it’s really refreshing to see plucky, underexposed upstarts like the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants finally catch a break and make it to an…

Madison Bumgarner’s big error not all his fault

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
It was the play that changed the series. After the first two Nationals reached in a scoreless game in the seventh inning Monday, Wilson Ramos dropped down a bunt. Madison Bumgarner grabbed the ball and then immediately…

Giants vs Nats Game 2…..If only!

Take a look at Matthew Pouliot’s Hardball Talk take on the 18 inning playoff game between the Nats and the Giants yesterday.  Matt’s saying, basically,  the Nats would have won if they’d left Zimmerman in the game in the 9th. Well, … Continue reading

Ethics Hero: American League Batting Champion Jose Altuve

Originally posted on Ethics Alarms:
There was another baseball Ethics Hero who emerged on the last day of the regular season yesterday. File it under “Sportsmanship.” Houston Astros secondbaseman  Jose Altuve (at less than 5′ 5″, the shortest athlete in…

Mad Bum Out of the Box and, Please … No More Bunts!

I love this guy! What about this? To Bruce Bochy: How about putting Bum in left field on his days off?  That will get him in the line-up and God knows we can sure use him. AND NO MORE BUNTING … Continue reading

Video: Yasiel Puig made a fantastic throw last night to nail Brandon Belt at the plate

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It came in, ultimately, a losing effort. And maybe if he doesn’t make this amazing throw the game ends two innings earlier and everyone gets a better night’s sleep. But you can’t deny the beauty of…

Name Origins of all 30 Major League Baseball Teams

Cincinnati Red Stockings Photo Courtesy “” Daven Hiskey. I “Stumbled” on this great post that lists the origins of all 30 Major League Baseball Teams.  It appears the Boston Red Sox hold the oldest named team dating back to the … Continue reading

Clayton Kershaw wins his 20th game of the season

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Clayton Kershaw picked up his 20th win of the season this afternoon, reaching that (once-) magic number for the second time in his career and first time since he went 21-5 in 2011. He wasn’t sharp…

Baseball is dying, you guys

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
From RealClearPolitics’ national political reporter: Increasingly convinced that Derek Jeter is going to go down as baseball’s last famous player. — Scott Conroy (@RealClearScott) September 18, 2014 I guess if you only pop your head up…