Monthly Archives: July 2010

AAAA and the Big Boys

In a rec softball league this past Sunday, I hit a liner in the gap in the first inning and never made it out of the batter’s box. Somewhere between swinging and pivoting toward first base, I dislocated my right … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say…

George Steinbrenner is dead. That is all.

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All-Better-Than-Average Game

Omar Infante Evan Meek Jason Heyward Hong-Chih Kuo Michael Bourn Marlon Byrd Chris Young Ty Wigginton Matt Thornton Trevor Cahill John Buck This isn’t a “these guys are All-Stars and Kevin Youkilis and Felix Hernandez aren’t” post. I promise. If … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t So

I’m either the world’s worst blogger or a powerful jinxer. Cliff Lee is a Ranger and the baseball world (some of it, anyway) is happy.

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Say It Ain’t So, Cliff!

Five days into this blog, I’ve got my first chance at instant analysis of breaking news, and I feel a little sick to my stomach. Cliff Lee is close to a deal with the Yankees. I’d like to address this … Continue reading

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Wins on the Shelf

2009 Wins Above Replacement (according to fangraphs) for the 11 Red Sox currently on the disabled list: Josh Beckett 5.3 Dustin Pedroia 5.0 Victor Martinez 4.2 Jacoby Ellsbury 2.7 Clay Buchholz 1.2 Mike Lowell 1.1 Manny Delcarmen 0.8 Jeremy Hermida … Continue reading

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Joe Posnanski on the All-Star Game: “It tries to be everything to everyone… Nothing in the long history of mankind can be everything to everyone, except maybe The Simpsons.” If I waste a thousand hours of my life on this … Continue reading

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Pyramid of Fame

Eight years ago, Bill Simmons posited that the best way to fix baseball’s Hall of Fame was to replace the single room full of plaques honoring great players with a pyramid recognizing levels of greatness.  Rather than bestowing the same … Continue reading

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Happy 4th!

What better day than the fourth of July to launch a new baseball blog?  Keep checking in for posts about the Hall of Fame, All-Star selections, playoff predictions, and the Padres’ eventual collapse. We’ll kick it off with 6,000 words … Continue reading

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