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”
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”
Mota made his Major League debut on April 16, 1962 for the now San Francisco Giants against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he hit a flyball to centerfield in his first at-bat. His first hit was an RBI single off Jim Brosnan of the Cincinnati Reds on April 21, 1962. He had 13 hits in 74 at-bats for a .176Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Manny Mota”
Houston you are now a champion. The franchise that has been around since 1962 (same year as the Mets ) has finally won it’s first world championship. 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in game 7 of a wild world series that was noted for its both high scoring game 13-12 win and it’sContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Houston Astros”
In a year of turmoil Reggie Jackson lived up to his reputation of being a big game post season force and turned in what was the most single awesome performance up to that date. Not one, not two but three home runs on just 3 single pitchers meaning the first pitch he saw in eachContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mr.October Reggie Jackson”
It’s easy at times to rip the Mets for bad deals , bad money or no money or players always being injured. But one move you couldn’t kill them for is signing Curtis Granderson 4 years ago. Granderson has done everything asked of him on the field, hit lead off check, play centerfield check hitContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Curtis Granderson”
If you are on the National League schedule then chances are you been hit by a truck from Los Angeles …don’t feel too bad they have been hitting a lot of teams all season. On Wednesday the Dodgers rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2. The win gave the Dodgers 80 winsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Los Angeles Dodgers”
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.
How did you do with this week’s question? If you answered Maury Wills with 104 stolen bases in 1962 then you are correct.
The SanFrancisco Giants lost their playoff series and fired 2 coaches. Who will pay the price for the Nationals or ( as one person put it The Crashionals) not even make it to the National League Championship Series? This was team that was championship or bust , they replaced the manage and hired Dusty BakerContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Washington Nationals”