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

Getting Away With It

With the news that Alex Rodriguez will not be punished even if he did participate in an illegal poker game (complete with cocaine use and a half-million dollar scuffle), we here at American McCarver thought it would be handy to finally set out once and for all a complete list of activities that A-Rod can get away with:

  • Steroid use
  • Illegal gambling
  • Unsavory associations
  • Opting-out
  • Walking over the mound
  • Batting under .200
  • Ball-slapping (both kinds)
  • Getting $30 million a year to play a fucking game
  • Smugness
  • Arrogance
  • Killing, cooking and eating:
    • Endangered species
    • One B-list celebrity a month
    • Any human child under three years of age
  • A magazine photo-shoot wherein he fucking kisses himself

And, of course:

  • Just about anything he wants to, apparently

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