A lot is made of the grand slam. It’s one of the more exciting plays in an otherwise mostly staid game. It’s the most runs you can score with one swing of the bat. And now Alex Rodriguez has more of them than almost anyone ever with the exception of Lou Gehrig, whom ARod tied [...]
As optimistic as I try to be I have to believe that the Mets season is over. I don’t think we need to wait and see what happens on this road trip to call it. We Mets fans certainly know how badly a team with a 7.5 game lead in August must play to lose [...]
Upon hearing the news that the Mets signed Jason Bay yesterday a friend of mine, who coincidentally is a Phillie fan, asked me via Facebook what my thoughts of Bay as a Met are. My response was as follows: I think the fourth year wasn’t necessary. He’s a good player and definitely adds some pop [...]
I loved this post from the always entertaining Hugging Harold Reynolds Exactly the laugh I needed after watching the video of the last piece of Shea Stadium coming down.
Today is a big day at Yankee camp. Alex Rodriguez will arrive at spring training and hold a press conference regarding last week’s report about steroids use. This is a good move on the Yankees part as it is an attempt to get all the talk of this subject out of the way as soon [...]
The big baseball news over the weekend was the story about Alex Rodriguez having failed a steroids test in 2003. This story, though certainly big, is being blown out of proportion by the media. There has been speculation for several years about Rodriguez and whether his numbers were more ARod or ARoid. I don’t think [...]
Though control of the Yankees has been turned over to his son the legacy of George Steinbrenner lives on. Yesterday the team signed first baseman Mark Teixeira to an 8 year, $180 million contract. This comes on the heals of signing CC Sabathia for 7 years at $161 million and A.J. Burnett for 5 years [...]
Willie Randolph was dissed by the New York Post this morning. The post published it’s 2008 season preview this morning and the cover featured the line “New York’s comeback call to Johan’s Mets and Girardi’s Yankees”. No offense to Johan Santana but Randolph should have been mentioned there if Girardi is mentioned in reference to [...]
In today’s New York Daily News John harper writes about Alex Rodriguez and his decision to go to Texas for $252 million in 2000 instead of coming to play for the Mets. Though ARod has regrets about not playing for the Mets I can say that I do not. I agreed with the 24+1 idea [...]
Alex Rodriguez has won his third MVP award. The former and future Yankee third baseman led the American league with 54 home runs, established career highs with 143 runs scored and 156 RBIs and batted for a .314 average. Details on how the voting went can be found on the 2007 MLB Awards page.