Jose Canseco is playing for the Fort Worth Cats this weekend during the opening home stand (Thursday through Sunday). I’m so disappointed that I’ll be out of town, because the Jose Canseco AMA from last month is my favorite thing ever. I hope there’s a press conference.
Cone visiting doc during Doc’s 1996 no-hitter - Phil Mushnick, NY Post -
Neat stuff Tuesday during YES’ Mariners-Yankees. A graphic asked the name of the M’s losing pitcher on this date, in 1996, when Dwight Gooden pitched his no-hitter.
David Cone jumped: “I was lying in a hospital bad. That’s why Doc was starting. That was my spot in the rotation when I was diagnosed with an aneurysm.
“I actually listened to that game on the radio because we couldn’t get it on TV up at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. That was my start — and Dwight Gooden pitched a no-hitter!”
Al Leiter, also in the booth, was flabbergasted to hear that. Who knew? Who remembered that part of it?
“And three days before that,” Cone said, “Al Leiter [with the Marlins] had a no-hitter.”
Oh, the answer: Twice-Yankee Sterling Hitchcock.
NEW BLOG PIC!!!
(Source: mitchell-ness, via graydongordian)
So not fair.
I believe Aroldis Chapman uses a Wiffle Ball on the mound.
Former Royals broadcaster Fred White dies -
Former broadcaster Fred White succumbed Wednesday to complications from melanoma. His death came one day after he officially retired from the Royals following a 40-year association with the club. He was 76.
White was lead broadcaster in the TV booth from 1973 until 1998.
I’m sure the S.I. “Cover Jinx” won’t come into play for Mets fans on this one…
Look at Mr. Harvey on the cover of Sports Illustrated!
Indians Give Mariano Rivera a Gold Record -
It’s “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. Because it should be. (Listen here.)
I will say farewell tours in sports are pretty awesome.
Thanks to Hallofverygood.com
Late in his announcing career Rizzuto would write “ww” in his scorecard on certain plays. It stood for “wasn’t watching.”
Wade Boggs, 1976.
“Would take about $20-$25,000 to keep him out of college. Not worth that much.”
The Red Sox would draft him in the 7th round. Don’t know how much it cost. Worth every penny.
Roger Maris’ scouting report while a minor leaguer in 1955.
“I believe this boy has the ability to go all the way. Has been the clean up hitter but I think he would do a better job in the third position where a little of the pressure is off.”
In 1961, when he hit 61 home runs, Maris batted 3rd in front of Mickey Mantle. Maris had 0 intentional walks that season.
During the games today head over to Diamond Mines, an archive of scouting reports from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s amazing.
If you are caught wearing this Yankees jersey in Yankee Stadium with a number AND the player’s name, you are to be stripped naked and thrown out.
If you or people you are with don’t know who wore number 4 for the Yankees then you need to SHUT. UP. AND. LEAVE. (The same holds true for 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 16, 23, 42, 44, etc.)
See the Yankees can have fun too.
(Mariano back at Kauffman Stadium for the first time since he blew out his ACL shagging flies.)