The Bandbox: Do We Care?

Good ole’ Wally Matthews chimes in with his take on the New Yankee Stadium:

Whatever it is, the franchise that took ownership of the home run, whose players have hit some of the most famous home runs in baseball history – The Babe’s called shot, Reggie’s three on three consecutive World Series pitches, The Mick’s...

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The Steal of Home And ESPN

Dan Turkenkopf posted an article on stealing home at The Hardball Times today, and his findings were too juicy to ignore. He found 25 instances of an attempted straight steal of home since 2000, with 15 successful and 10 failing. There was one particular team that was victimized four times, and one pitcher that...

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Peavy: scared or smart?

  1. He loves SD too much to leave / His family does not want to leave

Honestly, I couldn’t agree with this idea more. Having family out in SD, I can completely and utterly understand a desire to stay out West. The climate is flat-out fantastic, unless you hate 73 degrees and sun every day. Spare me your “oh, I’ll miss the seasons” or “isn’t that boring?” crap. NO! Perfect weather is NOT boring. You know what sucks: Snow, cold rain in the Fall, sleet, black ice, days straight of rain. You know what doesn’t suck? San Diego weather. Because of the weather, kids are outside more and so are adults, biking, playing ball and simply enjoying life. Why? Because they are not shuttered in due to the */+$%$^&* weather!!! Is this clear?

  • He really likes to bat 3-6 times a week

    I call BS. It’s a convenient excuse. You know who else likes to bat? Sabathia and he let it go because the price was right.

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    Wang Called Back

    Chien-Ming Wang was expected to start for SWB tonight, as the Yankees were hoping to see his improved sinker manifest itself in a game after he had displayed it in a bullpen session before team officials. However, with Joba Chamberlain bruising his knee and the bullpen going 8.2 innings last night, those plans have changed...

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    Minors Recap, 5/21

    Scranton pounds Pawtucket, 14-1

    • George Kontos started, giving up just 2 hits and 2 walks in 6 scoreless innings, with 1 strikeout.  He lowered his ERA to 2.45 with this outing.
    • Romulo Sanchez, recently acquired, gave up a solo homer in 1 inning of work.
    • Edwar Ramirez, recently demoted, struck out 2 and allowed 2 hits in 2...
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    Joba leaves game in 1st inning with injury

    After retiring Brian Roberts, Joba was hit in the knee on a liner up the middle by Adam Jones. While Joba was able to record the out, he appeared to be in pain and was limping. After surrendering singles to Nick Markakis and Aubrey Huff, Girardi pulled Joba, replacing him with Alfredo Aceves.

    I’ll...

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