Archive for the 'Baseball' Category

A Strike Against MLB – Our Viagra Culture

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

It is too bad I cannot watch the Baseball playoffs and I would assume the World Series either with my kids who are school age girls. In between every half inning there is a Viagra commercial and talk of getting it up and keeping it up. To which I can only say WTFF? I mean […]

The Chicago Cubs Blow 2009

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

With the news today that the Tribune Company has reopened negotiations to sell the team with a second bidder, I thought it time to opine on the Cubs chances this year. A couple of years ago I had a letter hand delivered to Andy MacPhail by a friend of the family who was in town […]

Buh Bye Sweet Lou

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

If I were the General Manager of the Cubs, the first thing I would do is thank Lou for a great season and give him his walking papers.  He is right that the offense performed dismally.  But he did not have the right guys on the field.  The stellar center fielder, Reed Johnson , did […]

The Cubs ARE Cursed

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Apparently Lou Piniella has been possessed by whatever demon has cursed the Cubs.  Why else would he choose to start the faltering Jim Edmonds in BOTH of the first two games of the NLDS against the Dodgers?  To prove that he is a great season manager, but is NOT a great playoff manager? Had he […]

Musings on Baseball

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Nice finish just now to the Cubs series with the Brewers.  Piniella will say to Dempster “You sure like to make things interesting, don’t you son!?” as they leave the field.  Now I have been wondering whether this unbelievably annoying song “Go, Cubs, Go!” that I hear at the end of games is something they […]

Pitches per At-Bat Abysmal

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Through 6 innings of play tonight against the Cleveland Indians, the twins have seen fewer than 60 pitches. With 20 batters having had at-bats, that is fewer than 3 pitches per plate appearance. How is that working out for them? 2 hits. It took just 7 pitches to retire the side in the first inning […]

Twins Unfortunately Harken Back to Last Year

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

The twins have lost 4 of their last 5 games after a promising start to the 2007 season.  Why?  The same reason they lost to Oakland in the Division series last year.  Is no one paying attention there?  There is a reason people call their players the “piranhas”.  They chip away at you.  But they […]

A Satisfying End to the World Series

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Solid. Imperfect. Hard-working. It was a pleasure to see the Cardinals win it all. They are a team with a lot of character from the top on down.

Minnesota Twins Should Have Been There

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

As I sit here watching the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals open the 2006 World Series, I cannot help but think what might have been for the Twins. Nobody will remember that the Twins won the AL Central Division again this year. Well, they did not so much win it at the end, so […]