Baseball Thoughts

Dark Cloud Rolling Into Philly?

An article by posted on June 12, 2012 0 Comments
Dark Cloud Rolling Into Philly?

As the 2012 season continues, I am starting to think back to 2009 when many of us tossed everything off our desks and felt defeated after the Phillies acquired Roy Halladay. Fast forward to them “stealing” Cliff Lee, and were pegged the best rotation ever by some. Now, the Phillies are 29-33, sitting in last […]

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MLB Mock Draft 2.0 – Is Gavin Cecchini The Future Mets SS?

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
MLB Mock Draft 2.0 – Is Gavin Cecchini The Future Mets SS?

Last week I put out Version 1.0 of my MLB Mock Drafts. I had the Mets selecting highs chool outfielder Courtney Hawkins with their first pick, 12th overall. Now, I have Hawkins already gone by the time the Mets pick and instead have the Mets drafting High School SS Gavin Cecchini. Cecchini is considered by […]

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Around The League: This Week In Baseball

An article by posted on May 23, 2012 0 Comments
Around The League: This Week In Baseball

Hey all. Fresh from the land of random information that matters to somebody out there, here are some notes from across the MLB in the past week. You might find some of this interesting. Aroldis Chapman may have had the most intriguing last few days of any MLB player – as he was involved in […]

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Making The Right Call At Second Base

An article by posted on May 23, 2012 0 Comments
Making The Right Call At Second Base

A parent recently told me an inspiring story of sportsmanship, from a Flagler Police Athletic League playoff game. It was the bottom of the fourth inning, in the 10-and-under minors division semifinals Wednesday night, at the Flagler County Fairgrounds. The game between the Tigers (coached by Rick Torres) and the Royals (coached by Jay Pigninelli) […]

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An Air Of Old School

An article by posted on May 10, 2012 0 Comments
An Air Of Old School

I know I am a little late on the issue and that most of you really do not want to read anything about Cole Hamels. That is fine by me. I still think he is a goddamn idiot for announcing to the world that he hit Harper on purpose. He basically went out of his […]

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Pitching Is A National Treasure In Washington

An article by posted on May 8, 2012 0 Comments
Pitching Is A National Treasure In Washington

It’s amazing what that Gio Gozalez trade has done for the Washington Nationals. A lot of those who squawked that the Nats gave up too much are eating crow these days. Damn, I wanted the Mets to go after him so bad last Winter. The Nationals were smart in locking him up to a five-year, $42 million dollar contract […]

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The Best There Ever Was Turns 81

An article by posted on May 7, 2012 0 Comments
The Best There Ever Was Turns 81

Throughout the 150+ year history of Baseball there are only a few truly iconic images burned into our psyche: A solemn Lou Gehrig standing at a microphone. Babe Ruth pointing his bat towards the outfield ‘calling his shot.’ Jackie Robinson running onto the field in 1947 and changing not only the game but America. Bob […]

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2012 MLB Draft: No Consensus No. 1 Pick In June

An article by posted on May 5, 2012 0 Comments
2012 MLB Draft: No Consensus No. 1 Pick In June

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo says that this year’s draft does not have a consensus number one pick. In other words there is no one stand-out talent like in year’s past when you had Gerrit Cole, Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg. He believes that the Houston Astros are considering as many as seven or eight different players […]

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“I’m Coming Back.”

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
“I’m Coming Back.”

“I’m coming back. Write it down in big letters. I’m not going out like this.” -Mariano Rivera today on his possible season-ending ACL injury  Those are the words of a true champion, of someone who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “can’t”. If you know him just as the all-time saves leader, then you […]

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Mariano Was Always A Stand-up Guy To Me

An article by posted on May 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mariano Was Always A Stand-up Guy To Me

This is a Mets blog, but also a baseball blog, and part of baseball is Mariano Rivera, the Yankees’ Hall of Fame closer. Mets fans remember Rivera because he snuffed out many games over the years, including Game 5 of the 2000 World Series. When the ball left Mike Piazza’s bat with a crack I […]

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