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

Catching: Bugs Bunny, Third Base: Bugs Bunny, Shortstop: Bugs Bunny, Second Base: Bugs Bunny, First Base: Daffy Duck?

Major League Baseball announced the lineups for this year’s All-Star Game, and there’s a rather glaring omission in the list of Yankee infielders on the squad:

  • Alex Rodriguez (starting third base)
  • Derek Jeter (starting shortstop)
  • Robinson Cano (starting second base)
  • Russell Martin (backup catcher)

Missing from the lineup: first baseman Mark Teixeira, who has hit 25 home runs, 65 RBIs, .353 OBP, and in the field looks on pace to win his third consecutive Gold Glove.

When will this sort of discrimination against the Yankees stop? Sure, Curtis Granderson is starting in the outfield, too, and Mariano Rivera will, of course, be in the bullpen. But it’s embarrassing to the entire sport that the game’s best and hardest-hitting first baseman won’t be playing in the All Star game — a game whose outcome will determine whether the Yankees will have home field advantage against the Phillies come October.

(Also ripped-off: Yankee reliever David Robertson, with a 1.08 ERA and 53 strikeouts.)


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