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How Replay Will Work in 2014

Let’s see if we understand the new MLB instant replay rules. There are 13 type of plays that are reviewable: Home run Ground-rule double Fan interference Stadium boundary calls (e.g., fielder into stands, ball into stands triggering dead ball) Force play (except the fielder’s touching of second base on a double play) Tag play (including […]



Home Run Derby IS The All Star Game

I was watching some of the Home Run Derby last night with my son and marveled at his fascination while he watched. The enthusiasm he had whenever a ball went over the wall, especially when they fell into the fountain at Kansas City’s Kaufman Stadium, was off the charts. (Maybe I can get him to […]



Matt Holliday Undergoes Mothectomy

An odd thing happened in St. Louis last night. Matt Holliday was taken out of the game with 2 outs in the eight inning because a moth had flown into his ear and got lodged in. It was apparently trying to extricate itself from Holliday’s ear canal but couldn’t work itself free. After initially trying […]



RIP George Steinbrenner

Who would have thought I’d write two consecutive posts about Yankee related personalities passing away? I surely didn’t. Yesterday I wrote about world class public address announcer Bob Sheppard’s death. Today it’s owner George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner succumbed to a massive heart attack this morning. After suffering the heart attack he was rushed to the hospital […]



RIP Bob Sheppard

By now everyone who reads this already knows that Bob Sheppard, long time public address announcer at Yankee Stadium passed away yesterday. Though this is not Mets news it’s not strictly Yankees news either. It’s baseball news. To most of us who grew up in the New York area hearing Sheppard’s voice for the first […]



DiPoto Named Interim GM of DBacks

Congratulations to former Mets reliever Jerry DiPoto on being named interim general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.



Orioles Fire Trembley, Promote Samuel

When I saw the news that the Orioles fired manager Dave Trembley my reaction was to laugh. The Orioles have bigger problems than the manager so making this kind of change right now has limited importance. (Ken Rosenthal at FoxSports.com has written a column about what the Orioles need to get back on track.) The […]



Poor Armando Galarraga

Poor Armando Galarraga. He pitched a game that was among the best ever the other day. But it wasn’t quite perfect. That was determined when umpire Jim Joyce blew a call at first base that would have been the 27th out. A lot has been said about Joyce’s blown call the other day. People are […]



Neyer on ARod

Though this blog post by Rob Neyer (from his Sweet Spot blog) is about the Yankees I always find something wonderful in Neyer’s work. In this case it’s mainly in the title of the post (“Sometimes six home runs are just a cigar”).



I Would Gladly Tase You Monday

For the second game in a row a fan ran onto the field at Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia. But unlike Monday night the fan who ran onto the field Tuesday night was not tased. For those who missed the news yesterday, a 17 year old fan ran out onto the field during the Phillies […]