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.

American McCarver

Exit the Villain?

Frank McCourt, scumbag owner of the L.A. Dodgers, is reportedly negotiating his exit from the team.

Bill Shaikin at the L.A. Times reports that McCourt will agree to sell the team, and in return “will get some control over the sale.”

For those not paying attention, McCourt is going through a divorce and has no money. So he’s tried to mortgage his team’s future by selling future Dodgers TV rights in order to pay his bills. At the end of the process, the Dodgers would be an empty shell with very little value… something that Baseball Czar Bud Selig does not want, because it would reflect poorly on the value of all other baseball franchises.

Of course, Bud Selig’s the guy who thought this Boston parking-lot attendant would make a good owner for one of the proudest (if evil) franchises in baseball. It’s hard for me to root for any party in this scenario: McCourt? Selig? The Dodgers? But if I have to choose, I choose to root for the game of baseball, which will be better off without a jerk like McCourt in it.

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