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Mets Should Take Chance Sandoval

According to reports the Boston Red Sox have DFAed Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval has been lousy since going to the Red Sox in 2015 but he may be worth taking a chance on in this situation. Who knows how long it will be until David Wright is ready to play? And could Sandoval do any worse […]



Torre Agrees That Rizzo Broke Posey Rule

Joe Torre agrees with me that Anthony Rizzo broke the Buster Posey rule.



Posey Rule Tested With Rizzo-Hedges Collision

The application of the so-called Buster Posey rule is debated after a collision between Anthony Rizzo and Austin Hedges.



As It Should Be

News broke this morning that as part of the new collective bargaining agreement between MLP and the MLBPA the All-Star game will no longer determine which leagues representative in the World Series will have home field advantage as it has for the last 14 season. The rule was established to make the All-Star game more […]



Utley Play Hard But Clean

As a Mets fan I hate what happened to Ruben Tejada on Saturday night. Tejada was taken out on a hard slide by Chase Utley. Utley was trying to break up a double play but slid into Tejada’s plant leg and not only took him out of the play but took him out of the […]



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 […]