When the game isn’t a game anymore, that’s the day, the night, it changes.
When arguments are being made that this is the best Rockies team ever, the veracity of it is worth considering. Right?
A friend and teammate, Danny Valencia, was in his ear. It was time to change. Another, friend and brother-in-law Manny Machado, urged the same. They believed he could be better, too.
A few fellow ball writers and I have taken to celebrating draft day by recalling our favorite old scouting descriptors, some of which are real, some made up but close enough to sound sort of legit. Think of these being side-mouth mumbled by a well-tanned gentleman whose neck is coated with sweat salt
You could win a lot of games with Jansen in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers did. Then Game 5 happened.
“Even though Trey is not going to be with us, I’m still a father,” Eric Young Jr. said on the tragic death of his newborn son.
Who wouldn’t be in a first-impression mood while batting .338 with 22 homers and 49 RBIs, 61 games into his rookie season?
Three days later, Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett had no concrete explanation as to how he became the 17th man to hit four home runs in a big-league baseball game.