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

A Night You Won’t Forget

Three minutes later, just after the result from Baltimore had been posted on the scoreboard at Tropicana Field, in the bottom of the 12th inning, Evan Longoria hit a low, screaming liner into the left-field corner that cleared the…

Let’s Talk About Mariano Rivera

Jayson Stark on Mariano Rivera’s career numbers: Among all the pitchers who ever worked more than 1,000 innings in the big leagues — and there have been more than 1,100 of them — you know how many other men…

Don’t Hate A-Rod: He’s One of the Cleanest Yankee Greats Ever

Allen Barra: So, as far as anyone has been able to determine, Alex Rodriguez has never taken a substance that is either illegal or in violation of the rules of Major League Baseball….

‘I Mean This in a Good Way, but He’s a Freak.’

Mariano Rivera is on the cusp of his 600th career save: Heading into Saturday’s game, his career E.R.A., over 1,205 innings and 17 years, was 2.23, which sounds like something out of the dead-ball era. His ERA this season,…

Bucky Effing Dent

In honor of the start of a Yanks/Red Sox series and because my last post was about my worst moment as a sports fan (and maybe because I like to piss off Red Sox fans), I’m going to tell…

Another Record

The Yankees hit three grand slams in a single game yesterday, which had never been done before in Major League Baseball. They wound up beating the A’s 52-9….

The Worst

I was watching some sports channel last night which was airing some kind of “Best Baseball Moments” countdown. I caught the end of it, the montage part in which inspiring music plays in the background while the I’m Gonna…

The Yankees Against the World

MLB: Joe Torre said here on Thursday that the disputed home run call in the Yankees-Royals game on Wednesday night in Kansas City was due to the umpire’s misunderstanding of the ground rules at Kauffman Stadium. Royals designated hitter Billy…

Derek Jeter 3K

Maybe, someday, your favorite player on your favorite team will have a day like that and HBO will make a documentary like this about it….

Ten-Run Rule


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