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

New York Yankees

The End of the Mo

It wasn’t supposed to end like this for Mariano Rivera. No matter how you feel about the Yankees — and, believe me, I feel exactly the same way — it wasn’t supposed to end like this. One of the greatest…

Father Time, Still Undefeated

The Yankees have numerous rivals. The Red Sox (division). The Mets (cross-town). The Dodgers (11 World Series matchups). But these Yankees — this particular squad — have a bigger rival. Father Time. Derek Jeter is 37. Alex Rodriguez is 36….

Hockey season, sadness and zombies

At the start of the hockey season, I bet my Rangers fan son $100 that the Isles would end up with a better record than the Rangers. I knew in my heart it was a losing bet but when the…

Pitcher and Catcher

Hats off to George Washington and Abe Lincoln, but today’s real national holiday was Pitchers and Catchers Day. But I’m not all smiles this year. It’s been a long time — we’re talking Bill Clinton still in his first term…

Saving the World, Once Again

Oh, the World Series is going on?…

Another first!

A-Rod is the first player ever to strikeout as the final out of his team’s postseason in consecutive seasons. Also, according to Business Insider, where I get all my baseball news, he’s just a bad investment….

Worst thing ever.

I have found the worst thing ever. A Yankees cap in Mets colors. Who would buy such a thing? Who would wear it? I am willing to bet my signed Dan Pasqua bat that there is not a person on…


As long as we’re trotting out the passive-aggressive anti-Yankees software today, I should also mention @yankeeslose, a Twitter account that only posts when the world is filled with hope and joy….

Damned Fireball

During the play-offs, well-known degenerate and Philadelphia resident John Gruber changes the header on his Web site, Daring Fireball, to the Yankees logo. Which is his right. At least until I’m finally put in charge and can deal with the…


Bryan Hoch, reporting for MLB.com: Jorge Posada came through with the big hit to clinch the American League East for the Yankees, and they’ll look to the veteran for more contributions as the designated hitter in the AL Division Series….

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