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It's coming, I tell you: Troy Tulowitzki will be the Steinbrenner family's Second Coming of Rickey Henderson

I keep having this sick, spidery sense that I'll wake up tomorrow to find the Gammonites rejoicing and the tabloids sprouting rainbow typeface, and learn the Yankees just obtained Troy Tulowitzki.Since the dawn of time, this has been prophesied.It was always fated to happen... like Ebola, Taylor Swift and pumpkin beer. Right now, a trade for Tulo is mere blogger blather. Then again...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering the 1989 World Series and Earthquake

A few weekends ago, driving back from Marin (county that shares the Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco) to my home in Sonoma County, I tuned the radio out. I ignored the person in the passenger seat. I wasn’t thinking straight. Something was going through my head. I had just spent the night with family, saw my newborn niece for just the second time and was returning home for...
Via Sportsnaut
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Still Searching For Answers At Leadoff Spot

Of all the Mets’ off-season questions, the matter of their leadoff hitter is one of the most intriguing. That is especially if their intent is to fill it from within. With no budding Lou Brock or Rickey Henderson in their farm system, or even a Jose Reyes, their best hope is on their current 40-man roster. I say that because there’s no real answer for them in a particularly...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Leadoff Hitter Remains A Nagging Question

Of all the Mets’ off-season questions, the matter of their leadoff hitter is one of the most intriguing. That is especially if their intent is to fill it from within. With no budding Lou Brock or Rickey Henderson in their farm system, their best hope is on their current 40-man roster. I say that because there’s no real answer in the free-agent market and they are reluctant to...
Via New York Mets Report
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–October 2, 1982

1982: The Royals scored two runs in the eighth inning for a comeback 5-4 win over Oakland at Royals Stadium to keep their fading playoff hopes alive.Facing a 4-3 deficit and Oakland reliever Tom Underwood, the Royals fought back. Willie Aikens started the rally with a single to center. Frank White put down a sacrifice bunt that was fumbled by first baseman Mike Davis. White was safe...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan and three other athletes who came home again

LeBron James and his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers sent seismic waves through the NBA and the Twittersphere. He’ll return not only to his old team but also to his old number, once again donning jersey No. 23. When LeBron joined the Heat, Cleveland hadn’t earned a trophy in 46 years. LeBron, along with other NBA fans who love to bet on basketball, knew that his best championship...
Via The Sports Bank
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Tough to Snooker Sandy in a Trade

Long before becoming General Manager of the Mets, Sandy Alderson was the longtime General Manager of the Oakland A’s. He took over the helm of the A’s after Billy Martin was fired after the 1982 season in which the A’s went 68-94 and finished 5th in the American League West. During his run with the A’s, his teams appeared in three straight World Series from 1988-1990, winning...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Angels All-Time

www.sportslogos.net The Angels entered the league in 1961. Despite being in the league for over 50 years, they are one of 8 teams (Mariners, Diamondbacks, Nationals, Rays, Marlins, Rockies, Astros) that are not represented by a player in the Hall of Fame. Maybe it is because of the great weather or the relaxed atmosphere, but many great players spend time in Anaheim towards the end...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

August 4, 1985

Tom Seaver was no longer the pitching phenom with the boyish face, unparalleled precision, and Herculean right arm on August 4, 1985. He was a legend with achievements guaranteeing a passport to Cooperstown. From 1968 to 1976, for example, Seaver had nine straight seasons notching at least 200 strikeouts. He fell shy of the milestone by four games in 1977, the year of the Midnight...
Via The Sports Post
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 21, 1988

1988: The Royals scored one run in the eighth and three in the ninth for a thrilling 6-5 comeback win over the Yankees at Royals Stadium.Trailing 5-2 in the eighth, the Royals got a little closer when Kurt Stillwell homered off Yankees reliever Tim Stoddard with one out.The winning rally started with one out in the ninth, when Frank White singled. One out later, Bill Buckner doubled...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Celebrate 1989 World Series 25-Year Reunion, Then Lose 8-4 to Orioles

It was all good feelings heading into Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. The A’s were still riding high off their walk-off homer from All Star third baseman Josh Donaldson a night earlier, and were host to a packed house of A’s fans ready to celebrate their team’s last World Series Championship. An on-field reunion saw fan favorites Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley...
Via BaySportsNet
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart Talk 1989 A’s, Reunion Weekend

Prior to Friday night’s thrilling walkoff win by Josh Donaldson and the Oakland A’s, members of the 1989 World Champion A’s roster took part in a media session, answering questions about the reunion weekend, their careers, reflections about the game and other topics. Among those participating included Jose Canseco, Dave Stewart, Dave Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mike Moore,...
Via BaySportsNet
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 10, 1988

1988: Willie Wilson had four hits, and the Royals scored single runs in five different innings to outlast the Yankees 5-3 at Yankee Stadium in New York.The Royals took a 1-0 lead in the first when Wilson led off with a single, took second on a one-out walk by George Brett, stole third and scored on catcher Don Slaught’s throwing error.Kansas City scored again in the third, using...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon can he Steal his way into the Record Books?

By Sam Henry Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers leads all MLB players this 2014 season with 40 stolen bases.  The young second baseman, who is now in his fourth year in the league finally looks like he belongs as he is set to play his first full season.  In Gordon’s first three seasons, beginning in 2011, he played 56, 87 and 38 games respectively. This season Gordon has played...
Via Beyond The Spread
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon steals 40 bases

Rickey Henderson stole 93 bags in 1988 Credit: PhotoFile Second basemen Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers swiped his Major League-leading 40th stolen base of the season. It came in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Gordon attempted a second steal but was thrown out at third in the seventh inning. Gordon has been caught seven times, and has...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History – 6/24

Today in sports history… In 1979, Rickey Henderson made his MLB debut.  He had a pretty impressive stat line going 2-for-4 and had his first career stolen base.  He would go on to play for 25 seasons (3,081 games), with 3,055 hits, 2,190 walks and 1,406 steals.  His 1,406 steals is very easily the all [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post Today in Sports History...
Via No Coast Bias
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Johnny Damon get beaned by former teammate during Yankees Old-Timers' game

Old-Timers' Day is a tried-and-true Yankee tradition that honors some of the great players to wear the famous pinstripes. Seeing so many Yankees legends -- past and present --gathering to share old stories is one of the things that still makes it special after so many years. Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson... Johnny Damon? Well maybe he's not considered...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Eckersley Watches His Likeness Win Mascot Race In Oakland (Video)

Coming face to face with the mascot version of yourself has to be a bizarre experience. That’s what happened Thursday night to NESN broadcaster Dennis Eckersley, who, alongside Don Orsillo, watched from the booth as Eck beat out Rickey Henderson and Rollie Fingers in the Oakland A’s nightly mascot race. Your browser does not support iframes. Eckersley seemed more perplexed by...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball aside, Tony Gwynn was great, period

It's been 24 hours since the news of Tony Gwynn's death, but there's a sadness in me that hasn't yet subsided. I didn't know Gwynn beyond the typical reporter-ballplayer relationship, but like so many others who have written about him, I felt a bond that remained long after he retired from baseball. As a beat writer for many years, I covered the Dodgers, Angels, Yankees, Mets, Giants...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball aside, Tony Gwynn was great, period

It's been 24 hours since the news of Tony Gwynn's death, but there's a sadness in me that hasn't yet subsided. I didn't know Gwynn beyond the typical reporter-ballplayer relationship, but like so many others who have written about him, I felt a bond that remained long after he retired from baseball. As a beat writer for many years, I covered the Dodgers, Angels, Yankees, Mets, Giants...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Memorable Vedder Cup Moments

We’re one week away from the beginning of 2014′s installment of the storied Vedder Cup. The Mariners currently hold a 47-43 edge in the all-time series, but the Padres can even things up with a season sweep. Not only have there been several players who’ve been on both sides of baseball’s most intense interleague series (as things are scheduled right now, Chris Young should...
Via Padres Public
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dee Gordon Could Flirt with 100 Steals

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon swiped two more bases against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon and now has 30 steals on the season. This puts him on pace to collect 95 stolen bases throughout the course of the season, a number that would represent the most since Rickey Henderson tallied 93 for the New York Yankees in 1988.  After a leadoff walk, Dee Gordon...
Via Sportsnaut
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

RCL Update, Week 8: All Your Injuries Are Belong To Us

Looking for the Razzball Podcast? TOO BAD! It’s now Razzball Radio, and you can check out all the episodes here! Look, it's not that I want to talk about all the injuries going on in baseball ad nauseum, but another baker's dozen of arms, obliques, and ankles died this past week, and seemingly has turned everyone's RCL team page into a mix of names, stats, and the color known...
Via Razzball
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton’s Rickey Henderson-Like Speed Catches Red Sox’s Attention

BOSTON — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is nursing a swollen left middle finger, so it’s possible the Red Sox might not see much of him in the teams’ quick, two-game series at Fenway Park. But that doesn’t mean the Sox haven’t game planned for the young speedster. Red Sox manager John Farrell had some high praise for Hamilton before Tuesday’s game against the...
Via NESN.com
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s solidify place at top of AL West with convincing sweep of Rangers

With a month of the 2014 regular season now in the books, those devoted to the endless debate concerning baseball’s best club can finally support their unofficial nominations with 25 games of evidence, and on Wednesday night, the Oakland A’s threw their hat into the ring with a 12-1 thrashing of the Texas Rangers to complete the three-game sweep on enemy soil. In a series that...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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