21
SEP
2013

Tears or Pool Water?

I find it very difficult to believe that Senator John McCain is as mad about the Dodgers jumping in the Diamondback’s pool upon clinching the NL West regular season championship as his recent Twitter rant implies. McCain’s words, that the Dodgers are, “a bunch...
12
SEP
2013

Fading Jeter Out.

The idea of Derek Jeter playing for a team other than the New York Yankees seems heretical. He’s one of the greatest Yankees — maybe even the greatest Yankee. In a franchise that has seen its share of roof-busting talent, Jeter’s stands alone, not only for his exemplary...
31
JUL
2013

A-Rod VS Tolstoy

Alex Rodriguez is addicted to greatness. I’m sure if I tried hard enough, I could rearrange that sentence into something that would make a great guidance counsellor’s office poster. Maybe something with an eagle, wings spread, cresting a mountain peak? But that would only...
27
JUL
2013

JP Arencibia VS Socrates And Selective Misanthropy

One day, while walking through the markets of ancient Greece, the great philosopher Socrates was insulted. His way of life, intelligence and sanity were all called into question by a thundering fellow Greek. The crowded market hushed and waited for Socrates to reply, but, instead...
15
JUL
2013

Go [Expletive Deleted] Yourself, All-Star Game.

In 2008, I made the triple-A all-star team. I say made, but I was really asked to fill in for another guy who actually did make the team but was called up to the big leagues and therefore couldn’t attend. I didn’t want to go. I was given the usual shtick: it was a great...
14
JUN
2013

Jesus Would Slide Cleats Up, Full Story.

It’s important to understand that, at the time, I was a real Jesus freak. Most of the guys on the team hated this about me. I can’t say I blame them. I was a staunch, proselytizing evangelical who preached Christ through concussion. I routinely ruined the boys’ nights out, guilt...
10
JUN
2013

Altruisms VS Compounding Interest

Let’s be honest folks, this whole concept that crime doesn’t pay when it comes to using performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, it’s a load of crap. Crime sure does pay. If it didn’t, players would be less inclined to commit it. When there are hundreds of millions of dollars at...
05
JUN
2013

My Life Is A Lie

My entire baseball career is built on a lie. It started just after my junior year, on the day I wasn’t drafted but was told I would be. I spent 2002 playing ace to my college staff, leading the squad to a regional bid, making the all-conference all-star team for my effort. My...
01
JUN
2013

RA Dickey VS Chaos Theory

Believe me, no one is more tired of hearing RA Dickey say he’s still trying to figure out his knuckleball than me. The whole, “it’s a process”, “it’s a journey”, “the knuckleball is a capricious animal”, shtick—I’m over it. At some point this has to stop being a...
30
MAY
2013

The Primal Brett Lawrie

What’s with all the fuss in Jays land over Brett Lawrie acting like a petulant child? It’s almost as if folks are surprised or something. We are talking about the same Brett Lawrie that threw a helmet at an umpire, right? The same Lawrie that was a former star...