Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mike Cuellar

Mike Cuellar was a lefthanded pitcher from Cuba who pitched for Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles and California Angels but his best years s were with the Baltimore Orioles. Cuellar helped  them capture five American League East Division titles, three consecutive American League (AL) pennants and the 1970 World Series Championship. HeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mike Cuellar”

Congratulations Ken Griffey Jr. On Making the Hall of Fame

I have said before, Ken Griffey Jr. was breath taking to watch and worth the price of admission. He was that good. He didn’t play for my team the Mets, but I always watched him play when given the chance. The blend of speed, defense and power all the tools …see for yourself.

Yankees get Aroldis Chapman

The Dodgers traded for Chapman and once the story broke that he allegedly was involved in a domestic dispute the Dodgers wanted no parts of Aroldis Chapman. The Yankees on the other hand had no such concerns, why because they traded 4 minor leagues to get him knowing there could be a suspension forth coming.Continue reading “Yankees get Aroldis Chapman”

Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday …Dusty Baker

In light of Dusty Baker becoming manager of the Washington Nationals a job he has been interested in for some time ( we are going to start Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday by spotlight …Dusty Baker. Before becoming a big league manager, Dusty Baker was a successful major league player. Baker began his major league baseballContinue reading “Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday …Dusty Baker”

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”

Smallthoughts …What was the Correct call?

Reds vs Cubs the batter hits the ball it’s fielded by the first baseman who does a behind the back flip to the pitcher covering at first but the throw pulls the pitcher off the bag which the umpire ruled safe …the Cubs challagne the call then the call was overtuned and the baserunner wasContinue reading “Smallthoughts …What was the Correct call?”

Is the door to the Hall of Fame Closed to Pete Rose for good?

The sound you just heard is a door slammed shut. If there was a chance of Pete Rose getting into the Hall of Fame that appears to be completely over, done, like Turkey dinner done. The latest bombshell is that Pete Rose bet on Baseball as a player when he was player- manager of theContinue reading “Is the door to the Hall of Fame Closed to Pete Rose for good?”

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: OldSchool Tuesday…George Foster

    Foster was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the third round of the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft upon graduation from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California. After two seasons in their farm system, he debuted with the Giants at twenty years old in September 1969. He went two-for-five with one runContinue reading “Smallthoughts: OldSchool Tuesday…George Foster”