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

Rivals: Interleague Play Edition

[The latest in a series of exchanges between sporting rivals.]

Jason: Greg, I was going to make a joke about how troubled the Dodger ownership is right now, but Bud Selig stepped in and told me I couldn't. I hear the pride of L.A. baseball is playing at Dodger Stadium today! And they're beating the Dodgers 6-1!

Greg: You mean the pride of LA baseball of Anaheim. And the Dodgers are saving it for tomorrow, when I'll be there with six 10-year-olds.

Jason: Six! Geez, for your sake I hope Bug Selig steps in and tells them to play better.

Greg: The plan is to win on balks. I hear that's now the world champions do it.

Jason: We win in many different ways. Watch the champions and learn, Dodger creditors.

Greg: The Dodgers' management mastered falling onto their faces in the dirt long before Schierholtz.

Jason: He's still working on it, it's true. Will be a long time before he can do it at Dodger caliber.

Greg: It's impressive the way the Giants have progressed from getting knocked over like Posey, to just falling over, all by themselves.

Jason: Falling all the way to first place, somehow.

Jason: By the way, I hear Matt Kemp is a shoo-in for a slot in the AAA all-star game.


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