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Just wanted to let you people know that former Yankee Andy Fox (of 1996 fame -- he was "indirectly" the reason they won Game 4 of the WS...) has been traded from the Diamondbacks to the Marlins for Danny Bautista.
Why do I bother to bring this up at all? He's the only current player of whom I have an autograph, so I've been following his career closely. Although he's been used mainly for utility roles, on a star-studded team like Arizona it is only possible to use him as such. Maybe in...
although i've been on an extended leave for the summer, i had to stop in once cause i heard that ansky was in dire need of a mutts update! and i figured with the yanks facing off with the mutts this weekend, this would be a good opportunity to stop in, say hi, and torture ansky :D not to mention, i heard ansky has some mutts smack he needs to get out of his system.
so, with that being said i'm going to take a look at the nl east...lets see...chop heads on top (big suprise there)... and...
I asked this once before in another forum, but I'd figure I'd ask here and see what the response is (plus also I just saw the question on ESPN.com).
It is Game 7 of the World Series and you have to choose one (currently active) pitcher to pitch it. Remembering that this is one game, not a whole season or career, who would you choose and why.
My choice would be Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez due to the big time pitching he has done in the playoffs lately.
There are a lot of sports out there! A lot of people think baseball is boring. I don't like basketball, and I HATE hockey. Sorry hockey fans.
But what makes baseball so boring. I don't find it boring. Not even the looong games that last forever.
S & K (Sterling, I think) had this proposal on the Dh rule and I was In & out of the room with the radio, so I am not sure if they meant for the interleague play or as a permanent rule to unite the leagues, but I found the idea quite interesting.
Everyone begins the game with a DH and when the starter comes out of the game, whenever that may be, you lose the dh and pitcher goes in that slot.
It brings back in some of the managerial chess playing in the late innings,...
Despite the overwhelming lack of interest in my first two posts, I will plow ahead with the third (and thankfully final) installment of my All-Star Vote Series.
I guess I'd first like to consider the various voting philosophies that people seem to take. I think there are five different ways that people vote, and that these voting philosophies are consistent with their view of the point of the game. Everyone is behaving rationally, they just have different ideas of the point of the...
Lou Gehrig belts four consecutive homers in a game, becoming the first player in the 20th century and the first American Leaguer (and still the only Yankee) to hit a 4-hr game. Also the first player to hit 3hrs (or more) in a game 4 times.
So here's my trivia questions for you folks:
1) Gehrig (debatably) should've had 5 HR's that day, but the hardest ball he hit that day went to the deepest part of the park and was caught at the wall by what Hall-of-Famer?
2)Out of all the people who...
injuns / sox
colon / pedro
should be a good one...
Big league executives find no surprises at baseball factory
May 22, 2000
SportsLine.com wire reports
TURRIALBA, Costa Rica -- A day after a record six grand slams and 56 home runs were hit in the majors, a van full of baseball executives showed up at the Rawlings factory Monday for a long-scheduled look at how big league baseballs are made.
Their conclusion: It's not the balls' fault.
"We came away very impressed with the operations here," Sandy Alderson, the majors' executive...
1969--The New York Yankees no. 7 was retired on Mickey Mantle Day. A crowd of 60,096 came to Yankee Stadium to honor Mantle and watched the Yankees sweep the Chicago White Sox, 3-1 and 11-2.
We've heard a lot about the long ball, but is the difference also due for the incredible number of pitching injuries?
(Most recent Yankee example: the very durable Mr. Mendoza, who depends upon feel more than most other pitchers, complained about the feel of the ball in a start where he gave up an unprecedented six walks in 5.1 innings and then came down with his second sore shoulder of the season.)
Cubs bare teeth
Baylor, Sosa in war of words
Jun 7, 2000 3:01 p.m. ET
CHICAGO — Sammy Sosa, angry over what he perceived as unfair criticism, lashed out at Chicago Cubs manager Don Baylor on Wednesday.
"I've been playing here eight, nine years and I've been playing hard every day," Sosa said before Wednesday's game against Arizona. "I've been carrying baseball the last two years. Everything I've been doing in baseball in the city of Chicago — I don't deserve this."
Three questions related to Estaban Yan's home run the other day on the first pitch in his first major league at-bat.
1) Who was the last pitcher to homer in his first at-bat?
2) Who was the last pitcher to homer on the first pitch?
3) There is one current major leaguer besides Yan to have homered on the first pitch in his first at-bat. Name him.
On Sunday's game, Rocker was warming in the bullpen before he came out in the 9th inning to pitch against the Yankees. Meawhile he was doing this weird move. Seems like he was jerking and dancing at the same time. It was soo funny. :lol: Bobby Maurcer was like, "What in the world is he doing?" And Syzan said, " He must be scratching his back". It was hillarious. :lol: Did anyone else see that on Sunday?
hehe heh heh heh heh
As threatened, I've developed my thoughts on the AL voting so far (updated last night).
I am sure that many of you will vehemently disagree with my thoughts on this matter, as I did not vote for any Yankees this year. Those of you who know me know that I bleed pinstripes like the rest of you, but this year there are players having better years at every position. Let's get started.
C - The fans have: Rodriguez, Posada, Alomar, Varitek, Johnson.
I can't disagree with the fans here. ...
Baseball studies move to D.C.
By Thom Loverro
THE WASHINGTON TIMES, June 6, 2000
Major League Baseball officials have contracted a study to determine what the impact would be on the Baltimore Orioles if a team is moved to the Washington-Northern Virginia area — a sore spot with Orioles owner Peter Angelos, who has vehemently opposed such plans.
The study, confirmed by knowledgable sources who asked not to be identified, is a significant step in the quest to bring major league...
Hi. Could somebody explain to me why, when it is the pitcher himself who commits an error that leads to runs scored in an inning, those runs are considered unearned? Theoretically, a pitcher could make 3 errors in a game that lead to 6 unearned runs, lose the game 6-5, and still finish with his era being lowered, correct? Is it because the pitcher as pitcher is considered a separate entity almost from the pitcher as fielder? Thanx
Did you hear that John Rocker saw the guy that wrote the article on him and tried to start a yelling match. Had his cap backwards and was right in his face threatening him that he would ruin him etc. I just saw a little blurb on ESPN and they talked to Bobby Murcer, who saw most of the mess. As usual, he makes a azz of himself!
Last night they updated the all-star balloting. I've compared my personal opinions (my ballot) with the voting so far and found (surprise) some significant differences.
I'm sure 99% of you don't give a rat's butt, but I present my analysis below. Tomorrow, I'll do something similar for the AL. The next day I'll present some additional observations on the subject.
C - The fans have: Piazza, Kendall, Lopez.
I wanted to vote for Kendall, but I'll have to agree that the majority seems...
1934 -- Myril Hoag hit a Major League-record six singles in the New York Yankees' 15-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox.
1944 -- Little thing called D-Day! :rolleyes:
1965 -- Tom Tresh of the New York Yankees connected for three consecutive home runs in a 12-0 rout of the Chicago White Sox. Tresh hit his first home run right-handed off Juan Pizzaro in the first inning, then went to the other side of the plate and hit two against Bruce Howard in the third and fifth innings.
Living near Philly, I was following the Phillies vs Red Sox game after the Yankees game ended, and.....
The Phillies just beat the Red Sox in the 12th inning, 6-5. The Sox have now been swept by the Phillies and are in SECOND place in the AL East. In first are the Yankees!
B "oh how SWEET it is" G :D
What was the Yankees record in 1996 and 1998 and 1999. I am wondering because maybe it isn't to far off from the record thus far this season.
Was God handing out brains when Rocker was born?
A true mystery... the guy who wrote the "tell-all" article about Rocker in Sports Illustrated was in the Braves dugout either yesterday or today, and the Genius basically jumped all over him, yelling at him to get out of the dugout, etc. etc.
To the Braves' organization's credit, the owner censured Rocker, telling him that he had no right to treat any member of the media that way, etc. etc.
I mean, does this guy want to get traded?
Is there anybody who has gone their career not making one error?
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