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

The Worm in The Hall

Dennis Rodman is being enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame today. I loved watching Rodman play. He quietly antagonized every opponent, got in their heads, made them take the first swing, and then manage to look at the referee with genuine shock, SHOCK!, when he was called for a foul.

And he backed it up with an uncanny ability to “fetch the ball,” as Phil Jackson called it, winning seven rebounding titles in his career.

Also, he fucked Madonna, back when it mattered.

Sadly, he’s mostly remembered now for his antics off the court. A legacy which he’s brought upon himself. The off the court stuff bugged me, but not for the reasons you’d think. The on-court antics were sublime. He was one of a kind. A fucked up Eddie Haskell-like god of mischief and rebounding. Off the court? Whatever. I’ve known weirder.

Check out the video below. The way he wraps himself around Malone, the dirtiest player in the NBA, while making it look like he’s just trying to get himself up is masterful. This was somebody who enjoyed going to work.


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