31
AUG
2013

No To Ro

Ricky Romero is a touchy subject. I’ve already written on him so much this season that I almost feel like I’m trolling by bringing him up again. But hey, it’s a topic the people like to hear about and far be it from me not to give the people what they want. As I’m inclined to do...
31
AUG
2013

Old Man Yells At Cloud: Tom Seaver & Survivorship Bias

I have a lot of time for Tom Seaver. He’s a stud, one of the best pitchers ever, and he sure as hell doesn’t need to listen to a guy with a career as short as mine to know it. Fortunately, I don’t need a long career to tell Seaver to pipe down with his “today’s pitchers are...
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...
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...
12
APR
2013

Baseball Central Topics for April 12th, 2013

Hastily assembled, error filled, pre-show notes. Padres/Dodgers Fight! *Carlos Quinten is the most plunked hitter in baseball. You know he has some regressed hitter rage just waiting to get out. *CQ says that this was because of some history he had with Zack Greinke from 2009....
05
MAR
2013

#Jays Spring Training Update March 5th, 2013

Today, in the media scrum, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he wasn’t planning any team functions during the spring. He has no plans to host a team barbecue, paintball match (the Diamondbacks did that), ice cream social or even a Sadie Hawkins dance. Nothing. When I...
03
MAR
2013

Quick #Jays Update March 3rd, 2013

It’s freezing cold here in Clearwater. Literally. Ice crystals have been spotted in the air—this is according to some local weather man who made ice crystals sound liken to the trumpet just before the apocalypse. Any-who, saw Doc today. Saw him; to afraid to actually talk...
01
MAR
2013

#Jays Spring Training Update March 1, 2013

Had another nice chat with Chad Mottola today. This time we talked about at what point, exactly, players learn to use batting practice to work on going opposite field or situational hitting, and stop trying to yank everything. Motor said it’s different for every player. He...
27
FEB
2013

#Jays Spring Training Update Feb 27, 2013

I had the opportunity to chat with Chad Mottola whilst standing behind the batting cage, watching the Jays hitters try and knock the hell out of some batting practice balls. I say knock the hell out of them because it was remarkable how few of them actually tried to drive the...
26
FEB
2013

#Jays Spring Training Update Feb 26, 2013

Last night I completely lost my voice. Still hasn’t come back this morning. I wont be able to do color for the game or the television hit afterwards… mother @#$%!. I’ll be back at the hotel sucking down tea and honey and trying to get my full register back while...