Posts tagged Baseball
Posts tagged Baseball
Rookie Hazing: Washington National Rookies Dress up as Female Olympic Gymnasts
The waiver wire is crackling and humming, making this an optimum time to identify the worst contracts in baseball, players nobody wants because at one time so many teams coveted them that they were vastly overpaid. Funny how a player can go from priceless to pariah, sometimes only months after signing.
Waivers remind us of the most ridiculous contracts because the murky process is a lot like big fish languidly swimming far beneath the surface of the ocean. Big fish that aren’t good eating.
Former NL batting champion Hanley Ramirez was traded from Miami to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, part of what appears to be the third big fire sale in Marlins’ history.
DEFIANCE, Ohio — Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather’s attic. Taking a look inside, he saw hundreds of baseball cards bundled with twine. They were smaller than the ones he was used to seeing.
Here’s a cool write up about the upcoming series The Franchise, which follows the Miami Marlins during the regular season. After debuting last year with the San Francisco Giants, Showtime brought back the series this year. We will get a glimpse of real life baseball operations- negotiating contracts, player-manager interactions, Ozzie Guillen getting fired and even John Buck rapping in the dug-out after he saw Lil Wayne in the crowd. Should be a good show. You can read the full article from the Miami Herald after the jump.
R.A. Dickey is on a tear! As oxy-moronic as that may sound, he actually is on quite a tear, never breakin 80 mph though. With “The Thing” at his disposal, R.A. Dickey is pitching himself into some unknown territory. “The Thing”, a hybrid knuckle-screwball, is taking baseball (well mostly the hitters) by storm. Dickey is coming off back to back 1 hitters, a feat matched by few, just one person actually 24 years ago. Now, on Sunday (against the Yankees nonetheless), Dickey is going for an unprecedented third straight one hitter. He will be up against C.C. Sabathia, who has a $100 million contract, but not two consecutive 1 hitters. Hey, we take the wins any we can here at Flushing. Not to mention, don’t breathe now, but the Mets are in playoff contention. We’ll see where we are in early August before we start getting our hopes up, but for now, Dickey is the hottest pitcher in baseball. He keeps this up, it’s gonna be hard not to give him the Cy Young this year. Full article from ESPN after the jump.