Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: Miami Marlins…there is a report out that the Marlins are talking to Giancarlo Stanton on a new contract, which isn’t news in itself. If I were the marlins I’d want to lock up a rare talent like Stanton as well. But the eye brow was raised when in the same report that the MarlinsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Tim Lincecum pitches second no hitter against the Padres

If you are the Padres you don’t want to see the SanFrancisco Giants or Tim Lincecum for that matter any time soon. Every time he pitches against them …well they get no hit, 2 no hitters in a year against the Padres. Ouch! He must really love pitching against them.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Mike Marshall

Mike Marshall was a relief pitcher for many teams but most notably the Los Angeles Dodgers. At this point I wasn’t able to get much footage on him the best is a pick off play in the 1974 World Series. Yet he is as important to the sport of Baseball today as he was aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Mike Marshall”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bruce Sutter

Today’s fans may not know the name Bruce Sutter, but those of you who were around in the late 70’s and early 80’s remember how much Sutter meant to relief pitching and was what would become the template for relievers like Mariano Rivera. Bruce Sutter was arguably the first pitcher to make effective use ofContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bruce Sutter”