When Pudge raises his plaque, there will be young men in major league clubhouses, in minor-league dugouts, and boys and girls on the fields in Vega Baja, some of them Puerto Ricans, some of them catchers, all of them proud, who’ll share in the gesture.
The team is good and young enough to be sustainable. Boston’s not a bad place to grow old and make a run at a championship or three.
The Dodgers lost Thursday night, for the fifth time in 36 games. Chances are, Roberts’ opinion of his ballclub did not change. Bring on the ghosts, those vengeful beasts.
An interesting week passed for the Yankees, who lost right-hander Michael Pineda to Tommy John and Aaron Judge to the rigors of baseball impermanence, then were attempting to rebuild with a good piece of the White Sox’s roster.
Trout is the best player in the game today, and it’s perhaps time the Angels start taking advantage of that today. It’ll cost money. It could clear out what’s left of their prospects. It could require some creativity.
This would be a sad story – well, not sad, we’ve a new standard for sad stories, but certainly a sobering story — were it not for it being selves inflicted on the parts of the Red Sox and Sandoval.
Here’s why I don’t think baseballs are juiced, and why Major League Baseball would not quietly remake the baseballs harder and therefore faster and less visible, and why it would be reckless – if not borderline criminal – if it did: the scars. Because while those baseballs would carry farther, while
The All-Star Game is supposed to be a little quaint, a little dumb, a little goofy, and a lot about throwin’ a hundy and swinging as hard as you can.
Ten different Washington Nationals have been All-Stars a total of 21 times since Zimmerman was the organization’s lone representative in 2009, when he was 24 and only getting started and they were terrible.