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Which Reserve Clause Star Would Be Most in Demand?

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Baseball Prospectus found an interesting interview with Ted Williams from August 23rd, 1940. In it he’s asked who he would sign with if he were a free agent; Williams answered “the Dodgers” because he “knew he’d be a hero in Brooklyn.” That was only two years into Williams’ career, but it got me to thinking out of all the […]


The Hall of Fame SS That was Nearly a Met

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

The terms “Cincinnati legend” and “lifetime Cincinnati Red” were used to describe Barry Larkin yesterday after his election into the Hall of Fame. He also became the 48th member of the Hall to spend his entire career with one team. Born in Cincinnati, Larkin won the 1990 World Series, MVP in 1995, and become the first shortstop […]


Do You Think You Can Pitch to Ted Williams?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Since August, I have been sharing pictures from my trip to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Today, I figured I would post a display of Ted Williams‘ strike zone that is on display. Do you think you can pitch to him?


Francona Exposes Need for FOX to Move on From McCarver

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Terry Francona spent his first and perhaps his last days in a broadcast booth when he worked Game 1 and Game 2 of the ALCS for FOX. Francona drew rave reviews from pundits and fans alike. Richard Deitsch recapped the reviews over at Sports Illustrated FRANCONA HAS STAR TV POTENTIAL, proclaimed Newsday. Suggested New York Times sports media reporter Richard Sandomir: “Idea: […]


John Lackey’s Divorce and the Media Going Over the Line

Monday, September 26th, 2011

In an uncomfortable moment last night, John Lackey addressed the media after reports of him filing for divorce from his wife. He took them to task, and actually at one point appeared to be on the verge of a breakdown. Normally, that is an uncomfortable and personal conversation, but the fact that Krista Lackey is batting […]


Manny Being Manny With a Reporter

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

On Tuesday, Manny Ramirez was released from Fort Lauderdale’s Broward County Jail on $2,500 bond after being charged with slapping his wife in the face. Ramirez said in Spanish, “case closed.” When one reporter asked why, he answered, “because I closed it.” A judge ordered Ramirez to stay away from his wife. The ranting and raving by his family […]

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