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

World Series

The Impossible Dream

Perfect column by Jayson Stark, on the improbability of the Cardinals’ championship: One strike away. In the history of baseball, only one other team has ever done what these Cardinals have just done. Only one other team — the ’86…

Let It Go, Guys

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This Is Why Animated GIFs Were Invented

Here’s Tony La Russa enjoying Mike Napoli’s two-run game-winning double in the 8th inning of game 5, busting open a 2-2 tie game and giving the Rangers a 3-2 series lead. I could watch this all day. (Via Ryan…

Hi-Ho Silver

I don’t like team owner George W. Bush. I don’t like (and never liked) team president Nolan Ryan. I don’t like Ron Washington. I don’t like Josh Hamilton. I don’t like the Texas Rangers, period. But even I have to…

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