Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Manny Machado

Manny got paid…mucho money …300 million dollars for 10 years to play baseball in New York ? No. Philadelphia? No. Los Angeles? No. San Diego? San Diego???perfect weather San Diego?Yes. Does he even know what state San Diego is in? We know two things …Machado wanted the money and he got it all 300 millionContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Manny Machado”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Pitchers and Catchers

It’s the day we as fans wait for all winter …the day pitchers and catchers report. It is the first sign that the long winter’s end is in sight and that spring is on it’s way and hope springs eternal after your team’s not so great performance from last season. Everyone starts the same allContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Pitchers and Catchers”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Derek Jeter

As a Met fan it’s always hard to give the Yankees their due …yet today I have much respect for one Yankee ..Derek Jeter. In a town where he was a unknown as a rookie Joe Torre took a chance on the man who fans came to know as “Jete”. Don’t forge the Yankees hadContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Derek Jeter”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Jenrry Mejia

Maybe you missed this little news story …Red Sox sign previously banned Mejia to minor league deal . Here’s the rub …Jenrry Mejia was banned for life after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs (PEDS) on 3 separate occasions. Not one not two but three times. Yes the Comissioner reinstated Mejia after meeting with him.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Jenrry Mejia”

Smallthoughtsinasportsworld is 7 years young

If you have been on WordPress for any length of time they are good about sending you a note when you reach a milestone on views or in this case an anniversary. WordPress notified me that Smallthoughtsinasportsworld is 7 years young. Time flies when you are having fun. It took a moment to remember thatContinue reading “Smallthoughtsinasportsworld is 7 years young”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week… Baseball Hall of Fame

  This is not a knock on the greatness of Mariano Rivera as what some perceive as the greatest reliever of all time. The process or more exactly the calling out of voters who didn’t want to vote Rivera in the Hall of Fame on his first try is what raised more than the eyebrowContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week… Baseball Hall of Fame”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Edgar Martinez

I often wondered if Edgar Martinez would get in the Hall of Fame not because he wasn’t a great player, a great hitter but how would the voters view Martinez. Would they view him as a third baseman  turned Designated Hitter (DH) or a great hitter who did both in his career? Whatever their perceptionContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Edgar Martinez”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bernie Williams

  Bernie Williams played his entire career for the New York Yankees . But there was one time in particular that it almos didn’t end that way. Williams had become the regular Yankees center fielder by 1993. However, Williams got off to a slow start that season, and Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner, impatient with Williams, insistedContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bernie Williams”

Smallthoughts: Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox 2018 World Champions

What can you say about the Boston Red Sox  that hasn’t been said…when you win 108 games with a first year manager it certainly gets everyone’s attention. Now as you know it’s quite another to not only get the attention but to hold everyone’s attention…Boston did just that by beating their long time division rivalContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox 2018 World Champions”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Alex Cora

Is Alex Cora this good of a manager or is this a case of the having the players? I think it is a little of both. The first year manager led the Boston RedSox to a 108 win season then beat the New York Yankees, then beat the defending champs Houston Astros to get toContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Alex Cora”