Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Manny Machado

Manny got paid…mucho money …300 million dollars for 10 years to play baseball in New York ? No. Philadelphia? No. Los Angeles? No. San Diego? San Diego???perfect weather San Diego?Yes. Does he even know what state San Diego is in? We know two things …Machado wanted the money and he got it all 300 millionContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Manny Machado”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Fred Lynn

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”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Gaylord Perry

He pitched from 1962 to 1983 for eight different teams. During a 22-year baseball career, Perry compiled 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and a 3.11 earned run average. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. He was best known for throwing a spitball, and while everyone swore he threw it all theContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Gaylord Perry”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Tito Fuentes

One of the things I remember best about Tito Fuentes was when he walked to home plate he would tap home plate with the knob of his bat then flip the bat right side up and assume his batting stance. As a young kid it was cool to watch. He played for 13 seasons inContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Tito Fuentes”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Willie Mc Covey

I had two of the above baseball cards of Willie Mc Covey. Always wanted to see him hit homeruns but never wanted to see hit homeruns against the Mets, but he did …Mc Covey was scary coming to the plate very tall and strong. And could play defense at first base. Mc Covey played nineteen seasonsContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Willie Mc Covey”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rollie Fingers

Before Mariano Rivera, before Bruce Sutter, Goose Gossage , and Dennis Eckersley, there was Rollie Fingers. What is it all of them had in common? They were all starters converted into relievers. Fingers was a starter throughout his minor league career. He had started 19 games in 1970. But a May 15, 1971 start againstContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rollie Fingers”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: Alex Rodriquez… So finally after he has nothing to lose he decides to apologize to the Yankees for the drama he caused. Does he plan on giving back the money he received under false pretenses as well? Don’t forget he was being marketed by the Yankees as someone who was clean and stood toContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: Chicago Bears …Hey Jet fans if you think your team is dysfunctional let me introduce you to the Chicago Bears. First in the off season they signed their Quarterback Jay Cutler to a 7 year- 126 million dollar contract and an assistant coach leaked to the media how unhappy he was about Cutler’s play thisContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Roberto Alomar

At one time Roberto Alomar was the best player in the game he it for power, he had speed and played defense the likes of which well, you had to see to believe.Alomar entered the major leagues in 1988 with the Padres, where he was an excellent fielder with speed and a solid bat. Defensively,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Roberto Alomar”