11
JUN
2012

Valverde and His Spitter. So What?

Oh Lawd! Valverde done spit into his mitt. Surely it’s a sign of the apocalypse! Quick, send the owners to shelter. Light the Selig Signal. Make the game adopt gloves and balls that change colors when a foreign substance is absorbed. And for God’s sake, someone find...
08
JUN
2012

Stroman to Bigs Year One? Probably Not.

Telling die hard fans not to believe the hype—especially when the hype is about their own team—is like telling religious zealots their faith is completely made up. You’re going to get backlash no matter how sound or practical your reasoning is, simply because you are going...
04
JUN
2012

Bard’s Bad Outing: Mental or Physical?

Of all the interesting parts of baseball to pick apart, it’s the mental game that fascinates me the most. Maybe it’s because I like hearing what’s going on in player’s heads, as it helps me understand what went on in my own head back in my brief major...
03
JUN
2012

Jays in Last Place.

So The Jays have slid to last place… Unfortunate, but not egregious by any stretch. It’s important to remember that last place for the Jays consists of an over .500 record, which is only 3 games out of first in the AL East (27-26 VS the Rays and Orioles 30-23). Indeed, if...
01
JUN
2012

Speaking the future Super Heroes

I get the amazing opportunity to speak with the kids of Northwood Elementary School in North Canton Ohio. Here is an excerpt.    
01
JUN
2012

Jays Thoughts. June 1, 2012

The outright of Adam Lind is not a surprising maneuver. His salary to statistical production was to big of a risk for another team to take the bait on, and Alex Anthopulous knew it. I believe will see Lind return to the big leagues this year, in September at the absolute latest....