Sox 99 – Bats Explode

With bats booming, the Red Sox continued there streak in late June, taking 6 of 8 from the Orioles and White Sox.On Monday the 21st, they put down the hot O’s 5-4 in a seesaw contest. The Bosox broke out 2-0 in the second, but the Birds rallied with one in the fifth and three more in the sixth for a 4-2 advantage. But a Troy O’Leary homer tied it in the bottom half, and John...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Stockton Ports: Who to Watch

Oakland Athletics fans have the luxury of calling two farm teams – the Sacramento River Cats (Pacific Coast League) and Stockton Ports (California League) – neighbors in Northern California. As players received news this weekend of which city they’d be calling home, today we examine some of the top prospects to watch with the high Class-A affiliate.  The Stockton Ports will...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – Bullpen Hopes

High hopes in March often fade quickly in April and May. The Red Sox found this to be true in 99, when Sox pitching coach and (briefly) future manager Joe Kerrigan assessed his bullpen. He was optimistic about six hurlers- Tom (Flash) Gordon, Jim Corsi, Derek Lowe, John Wasdin, Ron Mahay and Mark Guthrie.   Off the previous year, Kerrigan had reason to be optimistic. Gordon...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

8/20/2013 John Wasdin interview (Passed Ball Show)

John Wasdin interview
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: August 5

Four former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date and one transaction of note, a trade that involves a player who was traded earlier in his career for one of the players born on this date. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a doubleheader sweep over the Reds that occurred 35 years ago today. The Transaction On this date in 1980, the Pirates traded two minor leaguers,...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Underachieving Millionaires

Nick Cafardo's Monday piece about players not taking enough flak for the team's record is right on. A squad with a $175 million payroll should not be losing 5 straight at home and blowing 9-0 leads. What is discouraging in that article is the number of "unhappy" pitchers. Hurlers with 6-plus ERA's should not be complaining about their roles. We have heard that...
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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