Now that this violently unpredictable World Series is going seven games—as it deserves—I can predict with absolute certainty only two pitchers who will not appear tonight: Game 6 starters Rich Hill and Justin Verlander. That’s it. Everyone else is in play. There is no tomorrow, and it is, as they say, all hands on…
No team plans on their starter getting knocked out after just one out in a deciding playoff game, but no team is as prepared for the possibility as the Yankees, who showed off their considerable strengths in a wild, interminable 8-4 win over the Twins to advance to the ALDS.
Todd Jones, who had a lengthy and perfectly respectable career as a reliever, has some thought on his appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot:
We had seen this bizarre video from Friday's Twins game, of Jared Burton decking Brian Duensing just as a home run sailed over the bullpen, but hadn't realized the mystery had been solved. The short answer: relievers have way too much time on their hands.
With Eric Wedge recovering from a mild stroke, bench coach Robby Thompson has been Seattle's acting manager. Last night, Thompson learned the hard way that managing isn't all sunshine and daisies. Sometimes you have to know your right from your left.
I believe there is a hell, and it's always early September there. Your team is long out of playoff contention, forever playing out the string, yet the season never ends. Just meaningless game after meaningless game, and football is supposed to start soon, but it never comes. The game goes to extra innings every time,…
Moylan tweeted a photo of his fiancée in the dress she planned on wearing to the ESPYs. Then he, uh, tweeted a photo of himself ("Thanks for the feedback! I was gonna wear this!! What do u think?") in a dress that showed more tattoos and cleavage than did his fiancée's.