Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Edgar Martinez

I often wondered if Edgar Martinez would get in the Hall of Fame not because he wasn’t a great player, a great hitter but how would the voters view Martinez. Would they view him as a third baseman  turned Designated Hitter (DH) or a great hitter who did both in his career? Whatever their perceptionContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Edgar Martinez”

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: Alex Rodriquez and the Yankees Deserve the Mess they Made…Together

The Yankees and Alex Rodriquez called a press conference on Sunday at 11 am to announce? That Alex Rodriquez is going to make Friday his last day on the job as a Yankee player then is going to be a special advisor for the 2017 season. That is what they said. Now let’s take aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Alex Rodriquez and the Yankees Deserve the Mess they Made…Together”

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”

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.

Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma no-hits Orioles

Congratulations to Seattle Mariners Hisashi Iwakuma for his no hitter vs the Baltimore Orioles.Iwakuma became the second Japanese pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the U.S. major leagues. Hideo Nomo, who’d set the standard for Japanese pitchers when he arrived in 1995, threw two no-hitters before retiring in 2008. “He was unbelievable today,” Kyle Seager,Continue reading “Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma no-hits Orioles”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Edgar Martinez

One of the best pure hitters in Baseball period. Edgar Martinez will be the test case of a DH getting into the Hall of Fame. He was that good of a hitter. On December 19, 1982, the Seattle Mariners signed Martínez to a minor league contract. Martínez worked his way through the Mariners minor league system, makingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Edgar Martinez”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Randy Johnson

This week Baseball will announce it’s Hall of fame class of 2015 and one of the ones reportedly annou8nced will be the Big Unit …Randy Johnson, so it was fitting that Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday would Feature …Randy Johnson and few others who made the list a possible Hall of Famers. So we begin withContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Randy Johnson”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Lou Pinella

This week’s theme for Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday is famous hot tempered managers. Most managers will or have argued with umpires but three came to mind in the legendary term that makes you think of dirt kicking base removing and tossing hat reversing managers so here is the Fisrt of our three in this catogory…Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Lou Pinella”