Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…George Hendrick

George Hendrick was dubbed “Silent George” by the media for his failing to speak to the media. His play was often over looked yet he was a very important part of the St Louis Cardinals during his time there (1978-1984) He was a solid fielder who style made it look so easy that many inContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…George Hendrick”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Pitchers and Catchers

It’s the day we as fans wait for all winter …the day pitchers and catchers report. It is the first sign that the long winter’s end is in sight and that spring is on it’s way and hope springs eternal after your team’s not so great performance from last season. Everyone starts the same allContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Pitchers and Catchers”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ivan DeJesus

DeJesús is noteworthy for being involved in two trades that played significantly in the fortunes of the teams involved. In 1976, he was traded along with Bill Buckner from the Dodgers to the Cubs for Rick Monday. In 1981, he was traded from the Cubs to the Phillies for Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa. In 1977, he had 595 assists, theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ivan DeJesus”

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: Old School Tuesday…Matty Alou

spent fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the San Francisco Giants (1960–1965), Pittsburgh Pirates (1966–1970), St. Louis Cardinals (1971–1972, 1973), Oakland Athletics (1972), New York Yankees (1973) and San Diego Padres (1974). He also played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) with the Taiheiyo Club Lions from 1974 through 1976.[2]He was the middle ofContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Matty Alou”

Was it a Ground Rule Double ? Reds Cry Not fair

The National League Wild Card race got wilder Thursday night with the Cardinals winning a very controversial game 4-3 a game that depending how this weekend plays out could have a major impact on the wildcard race. According to one published report here is what happened: With two outs in the ninth inning, catcher YadierContinue reading “Was it a Ground Rule Double ? Reds Cry Not fair”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …National League Wild Card Race

  Two spots,three teams, one thrilling race… As of Thursday morning The Mets owned the top Wildcard spot with a game and a half lead on the Giants and Cardinals are 2 and half behind the Mets with 4 to play . The Giants have 4 to play and the Mets have 3 games leftContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …National League Wild Card Race”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …John Smoltz

An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz – withGreg Maddux and Tom Glavine – was one of a celebrated trio of starting pitchers who propelled Atlanta to perennial pennant contention in the 1990s, highlighted by a championship in the 1995 World Series. He won the National League (NL) Cy Young Awardin 1996 after posting a record of 24–8,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …John Smoltz”

Matt Adams homers off Clayton Kershaw …who knew?

Matt Adams is a lefty hitter who is best known for NOT hitting left handed pitching at all. So all of you who want to second guess the Dodgers, everything was in the Dodgers favor…The best possible matchup lefty hitter vs lefty pitcher a hitter who doesn’t hit left handed pitching and you have theContinue reading “Matt Adams homers off Clayton Kershaw …who knew?”