Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Dontrelle Willis

I’m sure you are thinking shouldn’t this be …a what happened to Dontrelle Willis post? Well considering his career was rather short as opposed to what was expected … Why not make it an Old School Tuesday moment.  In a short career (2003-2011) Willis won rookie of the year with the Florida Marlins (2003) aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Dontrelle Willis”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week… Miami Marlins

The more things change the more things stay the same. Remember back in the day when the Marlins would get a new owner and the first thing they did was break up the team trade away  high priced stars to other teams …hmmmm so what is different now? Different owner? same old Marlins. the newContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week… Miami Marlins”

Smallthoughts: Some Days It Stinks Being a Met fan

There are days when you as a Met fan scream to high heaven as to why can’t the Mets make moves like this. It stinks being a Met fan in a Yankee world. No matter what the Mets do or in this case didn’t do the Yankees seem to do it and boom blow theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Some Days It Stinks Being a Met fan”

Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week…Yoenis Cespedes

If there were any doubts as to whether Yoenis Cespedes would perform up to his 110 million dollar contract …there should be no doubts anymore. He had a week in a day. 3 homers in a week will make a player feel good ask Jay Bruce he has been on a tear recently too butContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week…Yoenis Cespedes”

Smallthoughts: Jose Fernandez …What a Tragedy

The news was both stunning and speechless. There are no words to express the emotions that both the Miami Marlins and Jose Fernandez’ family must feel today and going forward. To say no one saw this coming is an understatement. This goes beyond sports this is real life. If you lost a loved one thenContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Jose Fernandez …What a Tragedy”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Wilmer Flores, A.K.A. Mr. July

To Met fans July should be now known as Wilmer Flores Month. Last year in the month of July we had Wilmer Flores crying game in which he was emotional when the Mets tried unsuccessfully to trade him to the Milwaukee Brewers along with Zach Wheeler. It turns out to be the trade that didn’tContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Wilmer Flores, A.K.A. Mr. July”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week… Ichiro Suzuki

For the record I have nothing against Ichiro, however let’s stop with this notion that he passed Pete Rose in career hits. Pete Rose is Major League Baseball’s all time hits leader with 4,256 hits. Of Ichiro’s hits 1,278 came in Japan so those hits doesn’t carry over to the Major Leagues. Let’s do theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week… Ichiro Suzuki”

Dee Gordon Suspended 80 Games for PED Use

Miami Marlins speedy second baseman was suspended by Major League Baseball 80 games  after he tested positive for two types of performance-enhancing drugs, exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol, a modified form of testosterone. Gordon is the fifth major league player suspended for PEDs this season, after Colabello, Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf, Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte and MetsContinue reading “Dee Gordon Suspended 80 Games for PED Use”

Jose Reyes arrested for Domestic Abuse

Normally Jose Reyes makes news for his running on the base paths today he makes news for quite another reason …domestic abuse towards his wife. Hawaii News Now, citing sources, said Reyes and his wife, Katherine, were arguing in their Four Seasons Wailea Hotel room. Katherine Reyes told police, according to the sources cited inContinue reading “Jose Reyes arrested for Domestic Abuse”

Did You See That Behind the Back Flip?

My wife and I were watching the Mets vs Marlins game the other night when Bartolo Colon was pitching and her comment to me was after watching the behind the back flip was nothing about him says athlete or athletic , yet he made a very athletic play…so true. The more you watching him pitchContinue reading “Did You See That Behind the Back Flip?”