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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Will the flight from St. Louis to to Dallas-Fort Worth cause 2 offenses to magcially reappear. As David Boey sang "Ch.chhh.chhhh...changes" including temperatures that will be approximimately 20 degrees warmer in Texas than in Washington, a ballpark that was the leading offensive stadium in the majors for runs scored and home runs during the regular season and a Texas team that looks like it may have gained some "mojo".Tony La Russa, the Cards manager, is well aware of this difference when he said that "The ball does carry here, and you're going to have some danger... (more)
...into the finals Texans have a somewhat non-chalante attitude towards their teams. There are some die-hard fans of-course, though one wouldn't know that much has changed in a Texas city when one of the teams does make it to the finals. Living in Texas, the only thing I knew about a Texas baseball team, was that our former president Junior was the manager of one and wasn't much of a manager either.
On a recent visit to Starbucks I was surprised to hear that they are called the Texas Rangers, that they still exist and they are in the World Series for the second year in a row.... (more)
As many know, baseballs ALCS is currently being played here in Dallas. The Texas Rangers, once again, have captivated our population as a whole, giving our city a wonderful escape from our everyday lives. We all wait patiently for the first pitch and swing of the bat to begin. We marvel at seeing these superbly conditioned athletes performing at supreme levels, watching in awe at their unique abilities. Like art in motion, their magical actions and reactions on the playing field let us witness what God-given gifts and talents some are truly born with. Our focus on them is sometimes unwavering,... (more)
Walk tall and carry a big stick. Oh, and swing it.
Although they led the bigs in home runs and in overall record, it means nothing if you can't win in October. This is a well known fact among the baseball world.
(By the way, if somebody reading this sees a Yankee walking down the streets of New York within the next seven days, please feel free to remind them of the above fact.)
Although the Bronx Bombers came up with clutch hit time and time again to win games during this season, that magic seemed to elude the Yankees in the fifth and final game of the ALDS, best highlighted... (more)
...the appropriate holidays, but we really haven’t really spoken since. We leave phone messages but they are never returned. It’s now been well over a year.
Form third-party reports, I discovered that the issue surrounding the letter was that I didn’t invite my stepmother to the baseball game. I wanted to go to one 3-hour baseball game as father and son, and I don’t see why that was so hard to achieve.
Was I wrong to not invite her and can you see anything malicious in this letter below that might piss my dad off? I came at him with a peace offering he was... (more)
...another result of the relentless consistency Jeter has preached and exhibited throughout his career.
And by consistency, I mean consistency. Numerous singles, doubles, a few triples, even through the steroid-filled home run era (Jeter has 237 career home runs to date) and the expansion era of the 90's.
3,000 hits in a career that includes 5 world series titles with one of the most prestigious baseball, let alone sports franchises in history and numberous individual awards.
Make that 3,003 career hits to date. Not too shabby for a kid out of Pequannock, New Jersey.(more)
...the Playstation 3. It lets you watch any game and has a great interface that shows stats, replays and lets you jump around quickly to any live game. Considering I won't have cable because I'm poor, and cable companies are the root of all evil, this would have a perfect way to keep up with baseball for the 2011 season. Now, unfortunately, I don't have the urge to spend $130 just to watch my team get their head kicked in all year.
I know its early, and I have been known to be a little doom and gloom. Plus we were playing one of the best pitching staffs ever assembled, but I... (more)
...far down the list in percentage voting.
Jeff Bagwell, whose playing during the steroids era has many "suspecting" that he used them without proof received 41.7% of the votes. Mark McGuire received 19.8%. Rafael Palmeiro received 11%. Bagwell is a source of much controversy in the baseball community with many saying he is guilty by association and by virtue of his being a power hitter who put on weight and raised his average during the steroids era and then there are those who say there is not any proof that he used. That his name isn't on any list. That there are no "first... (more)
There are 33 players eligible to be selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 5. This year the steroid issue intensified even more and more and more it is affecting how the votes are cast. Whereas Hall of Fame votes used to center on stats now there is a lot more to consider and a lot of it in the murky depths of speculation. While some players should never be in the hall in my opinion, still others shouldn’t be kept out just on the “taint” alone of when they played and the possibility that they may have used steroids.
Jeff Bagwell immediately comes to mind. A member of the... (more)
So, it has come to pass, the worst nightmare of any National League baseball fan and most especially any fan of a team other than the Phillies in the NL East. That's right, Cliff Lee has taken his talent back to Philly. You know, the team with Oswalt, Halladay, Hamels, and now Lee in their rotation. Worst nightmare ever.
Cliff Lee shocked everyone yesterday by signing with his old team the Phillies. He signed for far less years than either the Rangers or Yankees were offering, 5 instead of 7. He signed for far less money, 100 million rather than 140 or 150 million. He signed with... (more)