Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Adrian Beltre

Adrian Beltre is overlooked and unappreciated and it has been this way for his whole career. For all the noise that Aaron Judge generates …Adrian Beltre quietly has put together quite a career. He has become the 31 st player in Major League history to reach 3,000 hits. Congratulations! “What happened today after the hit,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Adrian Beltre”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Ivan Rodriquez

I guess all those rumors for years about Ivan Rodriquez being on steroids wasn’t true after all because the so called guardians of the game who made Mike Piazza wait an extra year to see if there were any truth to the steroid rumors, were very quick to put Ivan Rodriquez in the Hall ofContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Ivan Rodriquez”

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 …Bill Madlock

Another player who doesn’t get mentioned enough as a great hitter. He wasn’t blessed with speed but could hit 300 from his bed yet never got the recognition that he fully deserved. A lifetime 305 hitter Madlock was a right-handed hitter who won four National League batting titles. His record of four batting titles asContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bill Madlock”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Al Oliver

Al Oliver was probably one of the least recognized great hitters during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates , Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos among other teams. I never understood why. Maybe because he didn’t hit 30 homeruns like Willie Stargell but he hit over 300 11 times in his career and had a career battingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Al Oliver”

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”

Rougned Odor has a History of Brawling…

House guests and Fish stink after three days …Rougned has a stink Odor this is the third time he has been involved in a on the field brawl and… at least one time for doing what he didn’t like Jose Bautista doing to him …sliding hard in to second base ….he has a short fuseContinue reading “Rougned Odor has a History of Brawling…”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Will Clark

The lefty with the sweet swing… Clark was drafted with the second overall pick in the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants. A few days later, Clark also homered in his first home game at Candlestick Park (he debuted at age 22, wearing the number 22, playing first base). An elbowContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Will Clark”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jon Matlack

In the 90’s the Braves had their big 3 of Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz well the Mets had their big 3 in the early 70’s of Seaver, Koozman and Matlack. Jon Matlack compiled 1,023 strikeouts and a 3.03 earned run average as one of the “Big Three” pitchers the New York Mets were built aroundContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jon Matlack”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: Jamal Charles…fumbles not once but twice and the second was costly, the fumble was recovered by the Broncos which ended up being the game winner …31-24 and this was after Denver was losing 24-17 with a little more than 2 minutes left in the game … Ok all you Friday morning quarterbacks (Game wasContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”