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: Trivia Thursday

Dear reader it is with the deepest of apologies that we are so late with this post. This was supposed to be posted on Friday, Again my deepest apologies. How did you do on this week’s question? If you answered Cricket …you are correct. Here is the full story… In a cricket match, when theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …World Baseball Classic

When the World baseball Classic was first introduced I wasn’t a big fan of it, still not. But whether you are or not don’t tell the players it ‘s not legit or that it doesn’t matter.  It matters to them. Watch how they play with passion and pride and you see it matters. That’s notContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …World Baseball Classic”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

How do you think you did with this week’s question? In addition to being drafted in Baseball Dave Winfield was drafted to play in two other major sports. What were the two other sports? In 1973 Dave Winfield was drafted by 4 teams in 3 sports in Basketball both the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Theo Epstein

Everyone loves a winner and Chicago is in love with Theo Epstein. he has done something no front office man has done in a Cubs front office in 108 years …turn the Cubs into a World Champion. Smart baseball decisions smart drafting of talent and hiring a smart manager makes for a smart Winner andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Theo Epstein”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Kirby Puckett

Puckett’s major league debut came on May 8 against the California Angels, a game in which he went 4 for 5 with one run.That year, Puckett hit .296 and was fourth in the American League in singles.Throughout his career, Puckett would routinely appear in the top 10 in the American League in such offensive statisticalContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Kirby Puckett”