Can Cooler heads Prevail here? Joey Votto and Brian Price Ejected


In the bottom of the eighth inning with the Pirates leading 5-3, Joey Votto and manager Brian Price were thrown out of the ballgame by home plate umpire Bill Welke. Votto was extremely unhappy on a strike call on a 1-1 pitch. He was livid to the point where he had to be restrained byContinue reading “Can Cooler heads Prevail here? Joey Votto and Brian Price Ejected”

How Sweep it is …Mets Swat Nats …Extend Lead to 7 games


For Met fans everywhere …Do you believe in this team now? If you were screamish about playing the nationals with a 4 game lead to start the series and fearful that at worse a sweep would make the lead a slim one game… Those fears are no longer real are they? Because as of thisContinue reading “How Sweep it is …Mets Swat Nats …Extend Lead to 7 games”

Matt Harvey, Scott Boras and Mets …Timing of all of this


This whole mess with Matt Harvey and his innings limit should have went away in a few words from the star pitcher himself …Scott your my agent … you work for me …keep quiet on the innings limit. Instead either Boras acted on his own or in behalf of Harvey in either case the pitcherContinue reading “Matt Harvey, Scott Boras and Mets …Timing of all of this”

Did You See That Behind the Back Flip?


My wife and I were watching the Mets vs Marlins game the other night when Bartolo Colon was pitching and her comment to me was after watching the behind the back flip was nothing about him says athlete or athletic , yet he made a very athletic play…so true. The more you watching him pitchContinue reading “Did You See That Behind the Back Flip?”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves


Is Roger Goodell out of Control? Can Curt Schilling learn to control what he says? Trent Richardson …how bad are you if the Raiders cut you? RG3 keep your Head up….Elvis Andrus …stole home  with  pitcher facing you? gutsy move! Rants: Roger Goodell…Is not a well liked man with the NFL owners right now. Every timeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Should Pete Rose be reinstated into Baseball?


This is repost from June of 2015…in light of recent developments … This Is the question that is now being put before new commissioner Rob Manfred. Bud Selig wanted no part of it and neither did the other commissioners before Selig since the moment  Bart Giamatti got Rose to sign an agreement that permanently bannedContinue reading “Should Pete Rose be reinstated into Baseball?”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Frank Robinson


In light of the passing of Frank Robinson this is a repost from March 4 2014. When people talk about the greatest players in Baseball history the names that come to mind are Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, followed by Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. The forgotten man on that list isContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Frank Robinson”