Just one week after the election, Jeffrey Loria (owner of the Miami Marlins) reminded us all just how much big government is actually local government. Loria convinced the City of Miami and County of Miami-Dade to cough up over half a billion dollars (to be exact, $509 million – Miami Herald) for a brand new… More Corporatism at its worst: the Miami Marlins
Quick diversion from politics. A couple of years ago we celebrated the opening of the Washington Nationals stadium on in DC. Tonight the Nationals proved they are a team to contend with. With a Pittsburgh Pirates win over the Atlanta Braves the Nationals are National League East Division Champs! On to the playoffs! Maybe we… More NL East Champions!
. . . being a Jets fan is the price I pay for being a Yankees fan. Yesterday’s defeat also means I’ll be discussing the NFL labor brouhaha a little earlier than I’d hoped. Such is life. Stay tuned. Cross-posted to RWL
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has passed away this morning. He was 80 years old. Because he owned the Yankees for so long – since 1973, the year after I was born – so many of us are completely unaware of the state of the Yankees before he bought them. They were a mess. … More George Steinbrenner, RIP
Tell it to Tigers fans. Cross-posted to RWL
OUCH!!! I would say that Obama throws like a girl, but I know many girls who are much better pitchers than he is so that would be an unwarranted insult to an entire gender. Even more painful, however, was listening to him try and name his favorite White Sox player(s), which he couldn’t. Heck, he… More Obama + Baseball = PAIN
After nearly two decades here in Virginia (just over half my life), I only have two strong ties left to my birthplace: family and professional sports teams. As a Yankee fan, I’m used to hearing, deflecting, and taking as pride the resentment of fans of other teams – and I must say it feels good… More Well THAT’S bizarre
Today, the third Monday in April, is Patriots’ Day, commemorating the anniversary of the first battles of the American Revolutionary War — the Battles of Lexington and Concord — that occurred on April 19, 1775. Every year on Patriots’ Day, the Boston Marathon is run and the Red Sox play an 11:05 am game (today… More Happy Patriots’ Day
After 23 professional seasons playing baseball, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has officially announced his retirement. Schilling was drafted by the Red Sox in 1986 and started out with them in the minors before being sent to Baltimore in 1988 (along with Brady Anderson in a trade for Mike Boddicker) where he made his major league… More Thank You, Curt Schilling…
Alex Rodriguez* has admitted to using steroids while playing for Texas.
Long-time Red Sox left fielder Jim Rice has finally been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame following 15 years on the ballot. Meanwhile, former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens is under grand jury investigation for possibly lying under oath to Congress. At this rate, Clemens won’t have to worry about what cap he’ll be… More Jim Rice Heading for Cooperstown; Roger Clemens Heading To Court?
From the NYTimes: The big question was whether the Yankees were going to be honest and courageous. Did they have faith that the depth and the breadth of their highly acclaimed history was more powerful than the alleged trespasses of one individual? Would the Bombers bring out one final special guest? Would they bring out… More Roger Who? Yankees Diss Clemens
The grilling of Roger Clemens is underway by the House Oversight and Government Reform Cmte. You can watch the hearing here.
Full story here on ESPN.com. A source close to Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., told ESPN.com’s T.J. Quinn that the congressman says he was misquoted and misunderstood in a published report about Andy Pettitte‘s deposition. Appearing on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines,” Davis wouldn’t directly address the details contained in the Newsday report but said that Pettitte’s… More Congressman Davis and the MLB
One of baseball’s all-time greats, Johnny Podres, has passed away. Podres was the 1955 World Series MVP for the Brooklyn Dodgers. My dad met Podres when he was in boot camp with him and still has the photograph of the two of them together. Podres had an incredible impact upon baseball right through today with… More R.I.P. Johnny Podres
Curt Schilling has posted a commentary on his blog 38 Pitches about those named in the Mitchell Report on steroids in baseball. On Jose Canseco: His entire career, all of it, is a sham. He never belonged in the big leagues and anything he ever did in the major leagues is a hoax. He made… More Curt Schilling Speaks Out About Mitchell Report
Roger Clemens is going to be named in the Mitchell report naming pro-baseball players who used steroids. According to The Bergen Record “several” prominent Yankees will be named in Mitchell’s report, which will be released today at 2 p.m. UPDATE: Here is the list of all players mentioned in the report —
The only questions now remaining are is this the best Red Sox team in history and is this the start of a dynasty?
On to the World Series…
A big dark cloud has been cast over Cleveland Indians pitcher Paul Byrd with today’s revelation that he has purchased $25K worth of human growth hormone and syringes “from a Florida anti-aging clinic that was targeted by law enforcement for illegally distributing performance-enhancing drugs.” But wait, it gets better. Two of Byrd’s prescriptions for growth… More Cleveland Indians Pitcher Caught Buying $25K Worth Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs
June 10, 1999 – Upon deciding to run for the U.S. Senate from New York, Hillary Clinton claims to be a lifelong New York Yankees fan. Oct. 26, 2000 – Yankees win the World Series. Nov. 7, 2000 – The people of New York elect Hillary Clinton to the U.S. Senate. 2001 – Yankees lose the World Series… More “The Curse of Clinton” Continues for Yankees