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PHOTOS: Randy Johnson's massive Arizona estate for sale

“The Big Unit” is, wait for it…downsizing. Five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson (and his wife Lisa) have listed their 25,000 square foot, seven-bedroom, twelve-bath suburban Phoenix home for a whopping $25 million. “It’s truly a family home,” says realtor Robert Joffe. “This was truly a labor of love…it was kind of [Mrs. Johnson's] dream and her inspiration...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Stars Dylan Kwasniewski & Ben Kennedy cheered on the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday

Up-and-coming NASCAR drivers Dylan Kwasniewski and Ben Kennedy were on hand at the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Detroit Tigers on Monday, July 21 to promote the upcoming Nov. 6-9 NASCAR weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Kwasniewski and Kennedy took in the two teams’ batting practice sessions and met with local media on the field prior to the game. Kwasniewski will...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Meyer eyes Majors debut in '14

With a fastball that sits in the high 90s and a towering 6-foot-9 frame, Twins top pitching prospect Alex Meyer possesses a rare combination for a starting pitcher. In fact, only eight players 6-foot-9 or taller have made big league starts, with only future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson making more than 170 starts. The list of recent pitchers that tall includes Chris Young, Jeff Niemann...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals interview dark horse Brad Ausmus for manager job

Brad Ausmus will be a MLB manager some day, but is it 2014 with the Nationals? (Credit: AP) The Washington Nationals have been one of the more active teams in interviewing managerial candidates after the 2012 National League Manager of the Year Davey Johnson’s retirement. The latest name to surface is former San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, and Houston Astros C Brad Ausmus. ...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Poolgate has officially taken on a mind of its own

Yesterday, I brought you the initial reaction to Poolgate, the controversy that boils down to "get off my lawn!" As yesterday went on, the reaction quickly spiraled out of control thanks to the Arizona media. The worst however, may belong to Dan Bickley of AZCentral.com. Not to paint with broad strokes, but the Dodgers are idiots. Yasiel Puig thought it OK to blow...
Via Awful Announcing
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

A quick look at two types of pitching WAR

Recently a discussion was held in the comments section of one of our articles on pitcher WAR. As I’m sure you know, there are two main versions of WAR floating out there in cyberspace. There’s one at Baseball-Reference (bWAR or rWAR) and one at FanGraphs (fWAR). It can be confusing to some when two reputable sites champion formulas named the same thing that can produce such...
Via Mets360.com
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Overseas Fan - how it all started

Did you ever wonder about all those Red Sox fans that are not living in the USA? For the record, we are not talking about a US military person stationed overseas, we are talking about honest to goodness foreign nationals, living abroad and loving the Red Sox. You hear about them. Maybe you have hear a foreign language behind you at Fenway or maybe you know someone who knows someone...
Via RedSoxLife
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Former D-backs ace Webb not ready to retire

PHOENIX -- For half of the last decade, this was Brandon Webb's time of year. If Webb was not the Cy Young Award favorite, he was in the conversation at crunch time. He won the award in 2006 and was runner-up the next two seasons, the best three-year run in the National League since Randy Johnson won four in a row. His 22 victories in 2008 are still the most in the NL in going...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Former D-backs ace Webb not ready to retire

PHOENIX -- For half of the last decade, this was Brandon Webbs time of year. If Webb was not the Cy Young Award favorite, he was in the conversation at crunch time. He won the award in 2006 and was runner-up the next two seasons, the best three-year run in the National League since Randy Johnson won four in a row. His 22 victories in 2008 are still the most in the NL in going on...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Teddy at the HR Derby with a shark, Randy Johnson, sausages, pierogis, etc.

Oh, look! There's Teddy in the RF bullpen at Kauffman Stadium in KC during the HR Derby, cavorting with a shark, a Randy Johnson, some sausages, pierogis, etc. We've nothing else to add. Except that if there was a race, the Nationals would have fixed it so Teddy would lose again. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg, Dazzy Vance and Context

Eric Seidmen wrote an interesting article last Thursday about Atlanta reliever Craig Kimbrel‘s historic strikeout pace. So far, Kimbrel is sporting a blistering 42.7% strikeout rate (K%). Even for a relief pitcher in this era, that’s incredibly impressive. But one person who commented on the story noted that there was a non-reliever approaching the same level of whiff greatness...
Via Fangraphs
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Losing continues as Dan O'Dowd continues making excuses

Dan O'Dowd sounds burned out.Dan O'Dowd has thrown his 75 pitches. He is ready for a reliever.As he Colorado Rockies continue down the road they have never been before. On Wednesday at Coors Field, the club lost 11-5 to the Washington Nationals, a sobering display of two franchises headed in different directions.With the Rockies looking lost and pathetic on the field, the...
Via Rockies Review
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Future Shock Blog: Edwin Jackson and the fall of 2003 by Kevin Goldstein

The story of the day, in what has been a slow news week, is Edwin Jackson signing a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals. There are plenty of people out there doing the smart, prudent thing by talking about what this means for the team in 2012, and how a crowded fight for the final spot in the Nationals rotation will work out. Unfortunately, that's not how my mind works...
Via Baseball Prospectus
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

The Lineup Card: 9 World Series Heroes: The Year After by Baseball Prospectus

1) Randy Johnson A common thread among World Series heroes is their willingness to sacrifice self for the good of the team. Johnson’s story is no different. Just a day after throwing 107 pitches in Game Six of the 2001 World Series, Johnson returned in the eighth inning of Game Seven with the go-ahead run on base and tore through the middle of the Yankees lineup for 1 1/3 innings...
Via Baseball Prospectus
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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