Category Archives: Baseball Notes

Hurlers for hire

You can’t seem to check in on daily baseball transactions without being hit by an ex-Dodger hurler being signed. Either these pitchers were bonafide free agents, or were simply released by their previous team. There are so many I couldn’t decide if I should list them alphabetically or chronological. Several former number one picks on …

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I may have fallen in love with Kate Upton just a bit more

Cause this might be my favorite tweet of the year in the sports world. Hey @MLB I thought I was the only person allowed to fuck @JustinVerlander ?! What 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballot? — Kate Upton (@KateUpton) November 16, 2016 and this truism That’s the most attention sports writers have ever …

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Did we learn anything?

a few things. Evidently,  David Ross is very revered. Who knew? Maybe the greatest backup catcher of his generation, but still a backup catcher.  Most Dodger fans simply know him as the guy who sucked after Depodesta traded Paul LoDuca and failed to get a replacement catcher who wanted to play for the Dodgers.  He …

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Remove the home ump

from making calls on balls and strikes? Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel took a look at it. While Major League Baseball claims that its umpires get nearly 97% of the calls right… Professor Moskowitz found that since 2013 the umpires are actually only about 88% accurate… that they get 1 out of every 8 calls …

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The absolute best thing about the Giants losing

was that I won’t have to listen to whiny Dodger fans explain how lucky the Giants are over and over to justify how they and the Cardinals have pretty much owned National League 21st century baseball. How lucky have the Giants and Cardinals been in the 21st century? Three World Championships for the Giants, Two …

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David Ross shoves Bob Boone aside

Driving home from the exhilarating Dodger game I had a hard time finding the Cub/Giant game but finally zeroed in on .830 on the AM dial to hear Dan Schulman and Aaron Boone.  A few minutes later Ex-Dodger David Ross slugged a home run and the only thing notable about it was that it had tied …

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Bumgarner adds to his October legend

with another Wild Card shutout. Madison may not be the equal of Clayton Kershaw during the regular season, but when the leaves start to turn, and World Champions are anointed, Bumgarner can stand with the best of them. Among the great postseason games, if you use Game Score as a criteria,  and search for postseason …

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Carlos Santana helps lead Indians to AL Central Title

The Guitar is now 30 years old and has hit 151 home runs while walking over six hundred times. In 2016 the Indians decided to take advantage of his patience and moved him to the lead off spot.  Santana started 85 games from the leadoff spot and rewarded the Indians with a .385 OBP in …

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Horrible Sunday morning

Getting my car washed at 08:00 AM at a local carwash charity for Sebastian Bordonaro so he could get his service dog I had time to check out the twitter feed. I was expecting lots of Dodger love but instead,  I got a punch to the gut. My favorite pitcher died this morning, an inspirational …

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Vin Scully and the headfirst slide

If you watched the game on TV last night you heard Vin Scully spend a good amount of time lamenting the lack of sliding skills in the major leagues. This was brought about when Brandon Crawford slid headfirst into 3rd base and injured his finger. At my house or at the ballgame or at a …

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