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Will this be the year the Yankees give the ball to Pat Venditte?

I've never seen Pat Venditte pitch. Frankly, it's bucket list material. But I'm starting to lose hope that he'll ever do it for the Yankees. Venditte is the only pitcher in pro baseball who can throw with both hands. That, in itself, makes him arguably the greatest athlete in the game, if not the most coordinated and sophisticated person in professional sports. He...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

In the final, meaningless week, let John Sterling manage... and other ideas born from spite

First, let The Master manage a game. Suzyn can be bench coach. CJ Nitkowski can run the Hertz 24-7 booth. We'll play A.B.C. baseball... we'll move the runners... and I gotta believe that if John talks to them about the importance of hitting with men in scoring position, we'll come through.Bring up Pat Venditte, humanity's only switch-pitcher. We never gave him a...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Trenton Thunder are 2013 Eastern League champions

The Trenton Thunder won the Eastern League championship with an 11-4 win over the Harrisburg Senators. (Facebook) This is the third Eastern League championship in franchise history. With this win, the Thunder set a franchise record of six straight playoff wins. In the third inning, the Thunder were trailing but outfielder Mason Williams got it started with a single. A wild pitch...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Well... here we are

A month ago, I didn't expected us to care about this Boston series.  A month ago, I figured the Yankees would now be bringing up Pat Venditte, the switch-pitcher, or Adonis Garcia, the aged Cuban bowling ball, and waving them in our eyes the way a huckster dangles a fake Rolex on a street corner. A month ago, after we were undressed and run out of Chicago, with taunts written...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

So, Has Handedness Changed at All?

Sometimes I just like to mess around with data to see if I find something. Today was one of those days. Two years ago, Perri Klass wrote in The New York Times, “The percentage of left-handers in the population seems to be relatively constant, at 10 percent. And this goes back to studies of cave paintings, looking at which hands hunters are using to hold their spears, and to archaeological...
Via Fangraphs
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Dominican Republic rallies past Italy 5-4 in WBC

Nelson Cruz's two-out RBI single broke a seventh-inning tie, and the Dominican Republic overcame an early four-run deficit to beat Italy 5-4 Tuesday in the World Baseball Classic. The Dominicans (4-0) remained unbeaten and advanced to a winner's-bracket game Thursday night in the double-elimination second round. Robinson Cano had three hits, including his second homer of...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dominican Republic rallies past Italy in WBC

MIAMI (AP) -- Nelson Cruz's two-out RBI single broke a seventh-inning tie, and the Dominican Republic overcame an early four-run deficit to beat Italy 5-4 Tuesday in the World Baseball Classic. The Dominicans (4-0) remained unbeaten and advanced to a winner's-bracket game Thursday night in the double-elimination second round. Robinson Cano had three hits, including his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: It's hard to be angry when you're nine games up. That said, it sure would be nice to have a mop-up man who can close a six-run lead

Derek Jeter has his Edge. I'm trying to sharpen mine. As thinking fans, we must not allow ourselves to sick back and chew Cheetos. Last time we sat back and chewed Cheetos, we were three up on the Redsocks in an ALCS with Javy Vasquez practicing his Canyon of Heroes speech. Remember that? SO PULL YOUR CHUBBY, ORANGE-DUSTED FINGERS OUT OF THAT BAG, AMIGO! THOSE CHEETOS ARE...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 MLB Draft: Double Barreled Ryan Perez

Steve Guilbert of Macks Mets says pitcher Ryan Perez is one of the players he really hopes the Mets pick up in the 2012 MLB Draft. Let him tell you why… Ryan Perez, BHP – Westminster Christian High School (IL) Yes, you read that correctly. BHP stands for “both-handed pitcher” (also known as “double barrel” pitching) and Ryan Perez is a true ambidextrous pitcher. Unlike...
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February 21, 2012  |  1 Comment

Offseason Notes for December 1st

How switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, eligible for December’s Rule 5 draft, appears to opposing batters. Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes. 1. Assorted Headlines 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League 3. Prospecting: John Sickels’ Top-20 List for Toronto Assorted Headlines All the nerd that’s fit to print. Some Rule...
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December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

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