Pitching is such a vital part of the game, as far as winning is concerned.

On most teams the set up man has become more valuable, on others not so valuable.

Something to keep in mind — it’s raining lightly. The infield could be very wet on ground balls.

What is a drop and drive pitcher? He is a guy who drops and drives. Very simple.

So by guessing right you might have guessed wrong.

Giambi walks too much. He’s always clogging up the bases with all that walking.

As a new day begins in New York, the sun sets in Hawaii.

If football is a game of inches then baseball is a game of inch.

If that ball had more elevation, it would have been a home run.

If the double play is a pitcher’s best friend, what is a fielder’s choice? An acquaintance?

It’s better to have a fast runner on base than a slow one.

One thing about ground balls. They don’t go out of the ball park.

The reason we call that pitch up and in is because the arms are attached to the shoulder.

He wears his hat like a left hander!

Any ball that goes down is much heavier than any ball that stays on the same plane.

The blood on his sock looks exactly like Oklahoma!

You don't want to use too many statistics. The ones that apply to a July or August game won't be relevant on Saturday.

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Bryan Hoch, reporting for MLB.com:

Jorge Posada came through with the big hit to clinch the American League East for the Yankees, and they’ll look to the veteran for more contributions as the designated hitter in the AL Division Series.

Manager Joe Girardi has confirmed that he plans to use Posada, 40, as the team’s DH for all five potential games against the Detroit Tigers, beginning with Friday’s Game 1 at 8:37 p.m. ET on TBS.

“Our intent is to use Jorgie as our DH,” Girardi said. “We will go with that, and you just play it out.”

This is pretty much the opposite of moneyball. The numbers tell you that Posada shouldn’t even be on the postseason roster, let alone starting at DH. The heart tells you otherwise.

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