Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…John Candelaria

Anyone want to take a guess where John Candelaria is from? That’s right …Brooklyn , New York. He was a hard throwing left handed pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and Los Angeles Dodgers between 1975–1993. He was nicknamed theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…John Candelaria”

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: Rant of the Week…Chris Colabello

Ummm OK I am not understand how a world class athlete who earns a living with his body , not know what he is taking in his body. Chris Colabello is the latest to be exposed and suspended for PED use, he didn’t deny it was in his body , he wonders out loud howContinue reading “SmallThoughts: Rant of the Week…Chris Colabello”

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”

Smallthoughts: Did you Catch this ?

Don’t feel bad if you didn’t need did Mark Teixeira. Foul territory is a dangerous place for both the players and the fans. Momentum of a game shifts if a fan over reaches and becomes fair territory when a player tries to make a play, (Think Jeffery Maier the Baltimore Orioles in the playoffs vsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Did you Catch this ?”

Rockies Trade Troy Tulowitzki to The Blue Jays for Jose Reyes

In  block buster that few saw coming …The Rockies traded their face of the franchise Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue jays for Jose Reyes and prospects. It was assumed that Tulowitzki wasn’t going to be moved for two reasons …he is injury- prone and his contract still has at least 5 years to runContinue reading “Rockies Trade Troy Tulowitzki to The Blue Jays for Jose Reyes”

Phillies send John Mayberry Jr. to the Blue Jays

This was one player the Phillies had high hopes for a long time, but according to one published report: John Mayberry Jr.’s tenure with the Phillies is over. Mayberry, who played parts of six seasons with the club, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday night in exchange for minor-league third baseman Gustavo Pierre.Continue reading “Phillies send John Mayberry Jr. to the Blue Jays”

Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday…John Olerud

Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday…usually tries hard to follow a theme with who we feature week to week and this week we decided to try an unusual theme…What do John Olerud, George Scott and Dick Allen have in common? They all were firstbasemen who wore they batting helmets on the field when playing first base. SoContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday…John Olerud”

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”