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”
How did you do with this week’s question? If you answered Calvin Schiraldi and Roger Clemens you are correct. They both pitched for the University of Texas in 1983 and pitched for Boston RedSox in 1986 losing to the Mets.
Welcome back to this week’s Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday. This week’s question is on baseball. The answer will be posted on Friday along with Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week.
Talk about someone fun to watch…Fred Lynn was just that…fun to watch. He was great at the plate and great in the field. Played all out. Which is why maybe in some respects his career in the eyes of some fell short of the Hall of Fame due to injuries. Fred Lynn’s career was hamperedContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Fred Lynn”
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”
I always liked watching Andre Dawson play. He played hard all the time. He was part of a young outfield that the Montreal Expos(Now the Washington Nationals) in the 1976-77 years. He played in the outfield Warren Cromartie and Ellis Valentine. Dawson was a blend of speed and power and played great defense. Valentine hadContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Andre Dawson”
He won 2 championships in Boston and was shown the door, so do you think he didn’t take alittle pleasure in beating the same team that fired him in 2011? And his team the Indians swept the RedSox to boot so he wouldn’t be human if he didn’t.He is underrated as a in game managerContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Terry Francona”
Rants: Boston RedSox…this falls under what were they thinking signing David Price to a 7 year 217 million dollar contract? The numbers are mind numbing 31 million per season 9,000 per start…his post season record? 2-7 with an E.R.A. of 5.12 so if his win loss record was the reverse (7-2) and his E.R.A. wasContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”
What do Bret Saberhagen, Amos Otis and Kevin Appier have in common? All three played for both teams in this year’s world series the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets, and now all three on spotlighted here on Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday… Bret Saberhagen was drafted out of high school by the KansasContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Bret Saberhagen”
An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz – withGreg Maddux and Tom Glavine – was one of a celebrated trio of starting pitchers who propelled Atlanta to perennial pennant contention in the 1990s, highlighted by a championship in the 1995 World Series. He won the National League (NL) Cy Young Awardin 1996 after posting a record of 24–8,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …John Smoltz”