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

Los Angeles Dodgers

This is “Next Year”

The Dodgers won tonight. Again. In fact, they swept the reigning world champs, to maintain the best record in the MLB, closing in on an astonishing .700. They’ve won 19 of 23 at home, and are seven games above the…

Matt Kemp Can Catch a Ball, but He Can’t Catch a Break

Just so we’re clear here: Ryan Braun — a player who should be serving a fifty game suspension — pops a weak sac fly into center field, where Matt Kemp snags it and instantly fires it home. The Brewer’s third…

Kemp On Keepin’ On

The start of a new year is a time for reassessing, for correcting, for righting old wrongs; a time to do what you should have done in the first place. A time, say, for the stupid bastards at the Baseball…

Kershaw Chowder

Two months is a long time. A lot can happen. Your favorite ball club, for instance, can be humiliated in the playoffs by a team that would barely go on to win — if the term can be used —…

Thank you, Christopher Columbus! Your pals, the Indians.

The world is full of bad sports journalism. There used to be an entire site devoted to it, but the guys who wrote it stopped because they were too busy doing things like developing NBC sitcoms. Sheesh. As a…

Exit the Villain?

Frank McCourt, scumbag owner of the L.A. Dodgers, is reportedly negotiating his exit from the team. Bill Shaikin at the L.A. Times reports that McCourt will agree to sell the team, and in return “will get some control over…

Dodgers Blame the Victim

As if the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t have enough negative press on their plate already, here’s something to add to the ever increasing hatred piling on the flailing team. They are saying we’re 100 percent liable. But does that mean…

All My Troubles…

It’s is the 45th anniversary of the Beatles second-to-last concert, held at Dodger Stadium. In tribute, there are only 45 people in the left field bleachers for today’s game….

The Bullies

The bullies were in town last night. And, like all bullies, they took a perverse, unthinking pleasure in pounding the unholy crap out of anybody and anything they could get their meaty, lummox hands on: the Dodgers, the Dodgers’ fans,…

The Standings

The post at end of the railing at the top of the stairs is where my sons put their baseball caps, accumulated over the years from all sorts of places — birthday parties, unfortunately-named little league teams, baseball camp, 2009…

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