MLB Off-Season

Jul 31

Courtesy @ESPNStatsInfo

Courtesy @ESPNStatsInfo

David Price to the Tigers, probably in 3-way deal with Mariners

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)

Red Sox Jon Lester & Jonny Gomes to A’s for Yoenis Cespedes

Source: @alexspeier of WEEI.com

Jul 30

sfgiants:

Happy 104th!

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)

sfgiants:

Happy 104th!

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)

(via mlb)

[video]

[video]

ladodgers:

Vin Scully will be back in 2015!

ladodgers:

Vin Scully will be back in 2015!

(via mlb)

Jul 27

[video]

mlb:

This play is just silly.





Like, “Brooks Robinson silly” or “Ozzie Smith silly”?

mlb:

This play is just silly.

Like, “Brooks Robinson silly” or “Ozzie Smith silly”?

Jul 24

smithsonian:

Who Has the Best Facial Hair in Baseball History? Our friends at smithsonianmag always ask the important questions. 

smithsonian:

Who Has the Best Facial Hair in Baseball History? Our friends at smithsonianmag always ask the important questions. 

(via missedinhistory)

Jul 22

matt-t:

JACK WHITE HAVING FUN





Never got over Dave Martinez leaving.

matt-t:

JACK WHITE HAVING FUN

Never got over Dave Martinez leaving.

Jul 21

stevenlebron:

Farewell To The Captain

Happy to share with you my debut over at Rolling Stone, in what will be a pretty regular column (hopefully) called Flagrant 2. The culture section at their site is doing some exciting stuff lately, and I’m proud to be part of it. 
Today, I wrote about the MLB All-Star game last night, and specifically, how it was a farewell to Yankees legend Derek Jeter. Yes, there are references to gift baskets and the infamous YEAH JEETS! story, because you can’t tell the entire Jeter story without those elements. 
You can read the entire piece here, excerpt is below. Enjoy.

Jeter’s accomplishments are well known. He’s a five-time World Series champion, a 14-time All-Star, he won the Rookie of the Year in 1996 and the World Series MVP in 2000. As part of the “Core Four” along with Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera, Jeter will go down in Yankees lore as one of the best to put on the uniform.
Baseball may be American’s national pastime, but these days it’s the only reason you’re still up past your bedtime. Ratings are declining and the sport is losing the younger demographic. But what MLB will always have is its appreciation for history, and that’s more important to infrastructure of baseball than anything else. On Tuesday, it was on full display as they bid farewell to number two, Derek Jeter.

stevenlebron:

Farewell To The Captain

Happy to share with you my debut over at Rolling Stone, in what will be a pretty regular column (hopefully) called Flagrant 2. The culture section at their site is doing some exciting stuff lately, and I’m proud to be part of it. 

Today, I wrote about the MLB All-Star game last night, and specifically, how it was a farewell to Yankees legend Derek Jeter. Yes, there are references to gift baskets and the infamous YEAH JEETS! story, because you can’t tell the entire Jeter story without those elements. 

You can read the entire piece here, excerpt is below. Enjoy.

Jeter’s accomplishments are well known. He’s a five-time World Series champion, a 14-time All-Star, he won the Rookie of the Year in 1996 and the World Series MVP in 2000. As part of the “Core Four” along with Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera, Jeter will go down in Yankees lore as one of the best to put on the uniform.

Baseball may be American’s national pastime, but these days it’s the only reason you’re still up past your bedtime. Ratings are declining and the sport is losing the younger demographic. But what MLB will always have is its appreciation for history, and that’s more important to infrastructure of baseball than anything else. On Tuesday, it was on full display as they bid farewell to number two, Derek Jeter.

syn-tax:

 

syn-tax:

 

(via pitchersandpoets)

Yep, Nats logo beard.
(Care of @sbnation)

Yep, Nats logo beard.

(Care of @sbnation)

New baseball rule:

There must be one afternoon game every day of the week starting after the All-Star Break.