Albert Pujols Moves Back To Third Base For St. Louis Cardinals

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Tony La Russa returned to the St. Louis Cardinals last night after missing a six-game road trip while battling shingles. The skipper made some noise in his comeback by shifting his best player from his position, as he moved Albert Pujols from first to third base. A few hours before the ...

Albert Pujols Sets Yet Another Major League Record

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Over the past few years we've all gotten used to hearing that Albert Pujols has surpassed yet another career milestone. It has been almost constant. He's the youngest or fastest to do (insert achievement here) or racked up the most (insert statistic here) in his first (insert time frame here). ...

Eat Sh*t, Theriot

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

When former Cub fan favorite Ryan Theriot was traded to the Cardinals from the Dodgers on Tuesday, the response amongst myself and friends was a universal "Shit." Even if he hits .120 against every other opponent next season, none of us had any doubt in our minds that Theriot will bat ...

Chris Young To Start For Padres On Saturday

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Chris Young, the San Diego Padres' No. 1 starter at the outset of the 2010 season, hasn't pitched in a Major League game since April 6. During that start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Young tossed six shutout innings, allowing just one hit and three walks, while striking out five. He ...

Trevor Hoffman Notches Save No. 600

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

This one is really personal for a few of us here at Rumors and Rants. Trevor Hoffman, the best closer in baseball history (shut up Yankees fans) got career save No. 600 tonight in Milwaukee. For Hoffman, it's an amazing mark. He became the first closer to reach that number in ...

Nyjer Morgan Is That Guy

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Would this were the WWE instead of Major League Baseball. At least then you know Washington Nationals' outfielder/leadoff hitter/catcher assassin Nyjer Morgan would get what was coming to him, if only at the upcoming pay-per-view. D.C. Sports Bog has a full list of Morgan's interesting last couple of weeks, but, as ...

San Diego Padres Match Win Total From Last Season Already

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I know we've mentioned this just a few times on this here blog, but the San Diego Padres have made an absolutely epic turnaround this season. Last night after a 5-0 domination of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Padres notched their 75th win of the season. That means the Friars have matched ...

Why Baseball is Better Than Soccer, Part One Million

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The World Cup is great. Really is. But it's still got nothing on baseball. Yesterday, when the Netherlands scored to make it 3-1 in the second half, the commentators conceded that it was all but over and the Dutch were headed to the final. And this was with a good 20 ...