July 26, 2007
Flushing, New York
Source: Bauer Griffin) via Zimbio
Today has been a lousy day. Many people whose work I absolutely adore lost their gigs at Sports On Earth today. This was a surprise to me, to say the least.
I am not one of those losing my job today. This makes it difficult for me to say anything; as someone who has been laid off literally dozens of times, I know there isn’t anything someone who is staying can say to someone who is going that doesn’t sound awful and patronizing. Sports On Earth is going to continue, and I, along with the others staying, will do our best to do a great site, but it won’t be the same, obviously. All I can say is that I’m sad and that I miss them already and I will read them everywhere they go forever.
Spider-Man running the video board for the St. Paul Saints on Superhero Night
August 1, 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Photo via @StPaulSaints
Dave Dombroski quoted as saying, “BOOM!”
UPDATE: Drew Smyly, Nick Franklin to Rays; Austin Jackson to Mariners (so far)
Source, @KenRosenthal (for real this time)
When this lady was born, the Giants were in New York, their leading hitter was Fred Snodgrass (.321) and Christy Mathewson went 27-6. The team finished second to the Chicago Cubs who won 104 games, coincidentally.
(Baseball Reference for stats)
Pirates’ Jordy Mercer hit a homer at AT&T Park…which wasn’t even the coolest part.
Dodgers announcer Vin Scully will return next year for an unprecedented 66th season, the team has announced.
Top photo: Scully in front of a street sign marking Vin Scully Way at the Dodgers’ spring training complex in 1985. Credit: Los Angeles Times. Middle photo: Scully announces “It’s time for Dodgers baseball” before the team’s season opener in 2009. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times. Bottom photo: Scully prepares to call a game at Dodger Stadium in 2012. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times
He’s calling a gem tonight on MLB Network.