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Greatest All-Star Moments ALL TIME

With us less than two weeks removed from the mid-summer classic, I thought I would recall some of the greatest All-Star games that ever went down.  From first walk-offs in All-Star history to “titanic blasts” that would of traveled 510 feet had it not struck a transformer.  So sit back and lets take a trip down All-Star history.     Ted Williams (Briggs Stadium 1941) With...
Via The Pinch Hitters
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpire Danley leaves Rockies vs Reds game

Plate umpire Kerwin Danley was hit on the facemask by a deflected pitch on Monday night and left a game between the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds one inning later. Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood threw a pitch in the bottom of the first inning that bounced in the dirt, deflected off the mitt of catcher Wilin Rosario and hit Danley's mask. He was dazed for a couple of minutes...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Pitching Staff Carrying Club Early

With one full month of the season now completed, it is very evident there is something different going on in Arlington this season. Rangers faithful have been waiting for this day to arrive ever since the team was transplanted from Washington DC in 1972. It appears the Texas Rangers have finally allowed pitching to propel the team to success. It wasn’t too long ago when the Rangers...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Wezen-Ball: "Baseball for Dummies", by Joe Morgan by Larry Granillo

In Baseball for Dummies, 3rd Edition, the good folks at Wiley Publishing take on the challenge of educating the world all about the greatest sport ever invented. To do this, they enlist the help of author Richard Lally, columnist and author of the Bill "Spaceman" Lee biography The Wrong Stuff and, of course, Joe Morgan. The book attempts to cover all aspects of...
Via Baseball Prospectus
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

The Rays Are ALWAYS One Bat From The World Series

“Tampa Bay Rays one bat away from 2012 World Series” That is the title of the latest column from John Romano of the St. Pete Times. One bat. That’s all it will take. One bat. And I like the Rays better than the Yankees or Red Sox. One bat. And I think Tampa Bay is back in the World Series in 2012. Romano does say that this is “overly simplified” and “probably overly optimistic...
Via Rays Index
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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