Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

MLB and Fox give no All-Star Game tribute to Tony Gwynn

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Just a month ago the sports world stopped in its tracks and paid tribute to a great man who left us far too soon. San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 16 at the age of 54, and almost exactly a month later, ...

Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn UCL

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Oh man, this is bad news. Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees' stellar Japanese hurler was placed on the disabled list yesterday with "elbow inflammation," but after an MRI the news got much, much worse on Thursday. Tanaka has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his ...

Would it be better for the Yankees if CC Sabathia retired?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Just a few years ago New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia was one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. Now, at 33 years old, there is a chance his career will never get back on track. But would it actually be better for the Yankees if Sabathia wound up ...

Jeff Samardzija ruled ineligible for All-Star Game

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Hey now, Jeff Samardzija's an All-Star. But he can't get his game on and go play. And yes, I really am using this scenario as an excuse to open a blog post with Smash Mouth lyrics, because I'm dropping the gauntlet on the rest of the blogosphere's lack of awesome ...

Tim Kurkijan is a subpar sausage racer

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

ESPN baseball reporter Tim Kurkijan made a foray into gonzo journalism by participating in the Sausage Race at Milwaukee's Miller Park during Monday night's Brewers-Nationals game. But to paraphrase famous Kazakh journalist Borat, it was not a great success. (Or maybe it was since we're talking about it). Kurkijan dressed up ...

San Diego Padres fire general manager Josh Byrnes

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

On Sunday the struggling San Diego Padres fired general manager Josh Byrnes. The move was abrupt and caught many in Major League Baseball by surprise but in truth, this had probably been coming for a while. Padres president and CEO Mike Dee said in a statement that the search for ...

Remembering Tony Gwynn and what he meant to me and my city

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Tony Gwynn was one of the best hitters baseball has ever seen. There was nothing a pitcher could throw at him that he wouldn't figure out how to get his bat on. He just found ways to not let anything beat him when he was at the plate. On Monday morning ...

2014 MLB Draft: Astros select Brady Aiken with No. 1 pick

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick the 2014 MLB Draft and they decided to take Brady Aiken with the top selection. Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, became the first prep pitcher to go No. 1 since 1991, when the New ...