02
APR
2014

Observations on Chris Archer

25 million dollars with a chance for 40+ if everything goes his way? Good for Chris Archer. Good for all of us, too. Of course that’s easy for me to say, I know the guy. I played with him in Triple A for part of a season. I sat next to him in the Bull’s dugout and...
01
APR
2014

Sour Grapes

Yesterday I got called out by one of my former coworkers at Rogers for being/having  “sour grapes” because I spent most of opening day being snarky about the Toronto Blue Jays’ loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. This coworker hypothesized that my “new...
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...
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...
14
APR
2013

Kauffman Stadium: So Fresh And So Clean, Clean.

Wow, a true Cathedral of Baseball, as they say…. Although, those top level cheap seats do require a sherpa to get to. Fortunately sherpa carries your Barbecue for you… Mmm… sherpa.    
12
APR
2013

How Not to Break Your Collarbone

Carlos Quentin said the reason he charged Zack Greinke after getting plunked in Thursday’s Dodgers/Padres game is because the pair had history. Bad history. Quentin said it goes back to an alleged bean ball he received from Greinke in 2009, one that, apparently, left a...