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

Has 24/7 Coverage Had a Negative Impact on Sports? [Link]

I wrote a sports thing somewhere else today. 

I leave the television on for my dog when I go to work each day. I know, it’s a weird thing to do, but I think the voices from the TV keep her company. I keep the TV tuned to ESPN.

Typical day: I leave the house, they’re recapping last night’s games. I stop home during lunch hour and they’re discussing how Derek Jeter’s personal life may or may not interfere with his on field performance. I get home from work and it’s Pardon the Interruption and there’s lots of yelling and air horns and arguments.

This goes on for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Constant sports coverage. Like its 24/7 news counterparts such as CNN and FOX have done for news reporting, ESPN has changed the landscape of not only sports reporting, but the sports they cover themselves. 

Read the rest, if you’re inclined. I’m mostly proud of the A-Rod photo I chose to accompany the part about individual achievements. 

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