A few nights ago at the Ballpark in Arlington, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, covering the retirement ceremony for Pudge Rodriguez, tweeted "His stats warrant first ballot Hall of Famer, ninth best C ever for me." No problem with the first statement, but what exactly is the second based on? I think most b ... More >>
Why was there so little support for Jorge Posada as a Hall of Fame player in this week's sports press? The most common phrase was "borderline HOFer," which, as I recall, I've even used in this space over the years. But let's say it: Posada is a Hall of Famer, though perhaps he won't make it on th ... More >>
As you know, we don't like the Yankees around here, but we know class when we see it -- especially, as Mets fans, class in the face of futility -- so we must tip our orange-and-blue cap to Nick Swisher, utility infielder, who stepped in to pitch for the Yanks during the 8th in last night's 15-5 de ... More >>
Both of our tabloids today proclaim what a "GREAT CATCH!" the Yankees got in trading pitcher Kyle Farnsworth to the Detroit Tigers for catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez. With Jorge Posada out for the season with a shoulder injury, the Yanks need an everyday catcher, and Pudge fits the bill. Pudge, ho ... More >>
Baseball trades fights for hugs in the age of steroid testing
Where Have You Gone, All You Young Joe DiMaggios?