Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hype And Expectations and Red Sox and Phillies

Everyone’s World Series prediction, the Red Sox against the Phillies, comes to life this week when the teams meet for a three-game set. Naturally, that means every sports media outlet is required to ratchet up to hype factor, telling us … Continue reading

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All-Star Voting Pet Peeves

When I joined the Baseball Bloggers Alliance last week, I was most excited to vote on awards, including the All-Star teams. While I understand why MLB wants fans to vote on the All-Stars (the game is for the fans, after … Continue reading

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Midseason All-Star Picks

I couldn’t be much more excited to participate in my first Baseball Bloggers Alliance election. A lot has changed since I picked my my Quarter Season All-Stars. Russell Martin has faded into irrelevance, Andre Ethier stopped getting a hit every … Continue reading

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The Mariners’ Bumpy Ride

In 2007, the Seattle Mariners went 88-75 and finished second in the AL West, 6 1/2 games off the division and wild card paces. In 2008, they added Erik Bedard, and with Felix Hernandez now 22 and ready to pitch … Continue reading

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Revisiting Rotations

This is my first post as a member of the baseball bloggers alliance. If you like my work (or even if you don’t, I suppose), please swing by the alliance’s page and peruse some of my peers’ work. Back in … Continue reading

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Mines!

If you don’t already frequent Sporcle.com, you should. If you do, get on the User Created page and try some of these quizzes with mines. Here’s one of my favorites: Can you name the Top 50 HR Hitters of All … Continue reading

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Three Ace Night

The three best pitchers in the American League this year all took the mound on Tuesday night. If that’s not enough of a coincidence, all three faced division rivals in games featuring two teams occupying two of the top three … Continue reading

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Paul Konerko and the Hall of Fame

Paul Konerko and the Hall of Fame. That’s a title I didn’t expect to write in 2011, if ever. Ozzie Guillen thinks Konerko will make the Hall and that “there’s no doubt he did it the right way.” My first … Continue reading

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Interview with a Run Producer

From an interview with Adrian Gonzalez, via the Associated Press recap of Friday night’s Red Sox win over Toronto: “It’s just guys in front of me are getting on base and giving me opportunities every time,” Gonzalez said. “RBIs are … Continue reading

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Back to Normal

Jack Moore at Disciples of Uecker notes that the national league is lining up just about as we expected it, with the Phillies, Cardinals, and Giants leading their divisions and the Brewers duking it out for the Wild Card with … Continue reading

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