Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
In case you were wondering as well, in 1956 the New York Yankees won the American League and the Brooklyn Dodgers won the National League. It was the Dodgers' penultimate year in Brooklyn, and Sandy Koufax's sophomore season. Brooklyn's Don Newcombe was the NL MVP, going 27-7 in 268 IP with a .989 WHIP, 18 complete games, and 5 shutouts. New York's Mickey Mantle won the AL MVP, going .353/.464/.705 with 52 HR and 130 RBI.
The 1956 World Series was a rematch of the previous year, and the sixth time the two teams faced each other in the previous ten World Series matchups. The Dodgers were unable claim a second consecutive championship, as the Yankees won in seven games. The two teams had a combined twelve hall of fame players and managers. Yankee starters pitched five consecutive complete games in Games 3 through 7, including Don Larsen's perfect game in Game 5.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Meanwhile, the Yankees are pioneering a "new" strategy:
I'm only going to see that movie if Batting Stance Guy portrays Brad Pitt.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
|2011 Percell Fantasy Baseball League Champions|
Until Next Season,
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
July 5th, 2011. The last time the Seattle Mariners won a baseball game until today. It was a 10th inning victory over the Oakland A’s. At the time the Mariners had improved to a .500 record. Since then the Mariners went on to lose 17 straight games over the course of 21 days, until their dominating victory over the Yankees today. The record for losses in a row is 23 games by the 1961 Philadelphia Phillies. Seattle will be glad not to top that mark, but they may flirt with it again soon.
It was only a matter of time before ‘King’ Felix led them to a win. Chone “Mendoza Line” Figgins even got a few days off recently that no one noticed, due to a family emergency, though I believe he just wanted to get away, right now there is a team emergency happening.
The M’s leading hitter is batting .266. That would be Mr. Ichiro. The man has not batted less than .300 in all ten of his MLB seasons, and never less than 200 hits. But this year folks, I think things will change.
What a woeful turn this franchise has taken or better yet, what a woeful road this franchise has been plodding along on. This is an organization, which has never even been to the World Series, and they have been floundering about the AL West almost three and a half decades.
The Mariners tied the MLB record for most wins in a season in 2001 before being destroyed by the NY Yankees and Andy Pettite’s strong-arm tactics 4 games to 1 in the American League Championship.
I was a huge Ken Griffey Jr. fan growing up.
#24 was the most hyped player of my generation and for good cause.
It was a common belief he would be the one to break Hank Aaron’s
Home run record, not Barry Bonds. Instead he wound up finishing his career taking naps in the team clubhouse and 219 hits short of 3,000. (Though he did finish with a respectable 630 career home runs most likely without the aid of performance enhancing drugs, but who knows.)
I suppose it is somewhat sad that Seattle’s 2011 season will only be remembered for a truly amazing losing streak, but this is the fate of certain teams in Bud Selig’s Milwaukee League Baseball. The bullies of the block will continue their reign into the foreseeable future. Get used to seeing New York/Boston or Philadelphia/San Francisco as champions for the next five years.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Time is running out to vote in the last man standing, MLB All-Star Game final vote. Currently there is slightly less than 5 hours before the polls close. Voting is unlimited so stuff as many ballots in the box as possible.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Last season, Félix Hernández won the AL Cy Young award. In 249.2 innings he struck out 232 with an ERA of 2.27 and a WHIP of 1.06. And yet, his final win/loss record was 13-12. His 2010 Seattle Mariners finished 61-101 (a .377 win percentage), which was enough to finish dead last in their division and dead last in the entire American League.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Jack "who's he?" McKeon is off to a good start...
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The abomination of interleague play is back. I guess that means the Brewers are back in the American League. Interleague play is the worst thing to happen to baseball, second only to steroids. ...and the Red Sox winning the World Series. Interleague play is a gimmick that Bud Selig uses to pander to the large market teams. It is obscene and needs to be done away with.
And I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
In honor of George Brett's birthday, I give to you my all-time baseball team. If I had to run 9 guys out there, this is who I would want on the field. I constrained myself to only players that I've seen play (live or tv), players who have played in my lifetime.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Silliness aside, I did locate some nice baseball history here. Rickwood Field is said to be the oldest professional baseball stadium in the land and turned 100 years old last year.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Catcher. The most important defensive position excluding the pitcher. Heck, even good pitchers can look great with a good catcher. No one on the field knows the opposing offense better and no one else controls the tempo of the game like a catcher. Good catchers are invaluable and great catchers are priceless... Except in Fantasy Baseball...
Why you might ask? Let me answer that question with a question, or rather a statement followed quickly by a question.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
That, my friends, is what I ate for dinner last night. Oh yes, it was the Rockies cheap tacos special. For years, Taco Bell has offered a promotion that if the Rockies score 7 runs or more, the next day between 4pm and 6pm, you can buy four regular tacos for a dollar with the purchase of a drink. So far in this young season, there have been four cheap taco opportunities...
Monday, April 18, 2011
It's often talked about here in KC during baseball season... Money, Payroll, Small Market, Large Market, the Yankees!! Isn't it amazing that one Álex Rodriguez makes almost as much as the entire roster of Royals? Isn't it more amazing that we are currently sporting a similar record (10-5 vs 9-5)?
Because of this, I thought it would be interesting to see who's "Payroll" was the highest in our fantasy league and if it had any correlation to the standings.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Hello fellow owners and growing readership! This blog will be dedicated to the time honored tradition
of collecting baseball cards. In the photo above you will see one of my prized cards, former KC Royals outfielder, Bo Jackson's autographed Sweet Spot Signature card by Upper Deck. The center of the card features Bo's autograph on actual baseball leather complete with red stitches and as you can see the Kaufman stadium backdrop is pictured on either side of the card, awesome!
Another card that was long on my list, and purchased a few years ago was the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card. I opted to buy this card in a graded condition. When buying pricier cards online this is the way to go. A third party company such as Professional Sports Authenticator or PSA receives the card from a seller and judges the cards condition. Once that is done, it is slabbed in plastic with a label and a condition rating never to be touched again. In the case of my particular Griffey card it is a PSA 9, Mint Condition. The grading scale goes from 1, being poor-fair, to 10, a gem mint and most valuable. The price difference between a Griffey in PSA 9 vs PSA 10 is substantial. A psa 9 will fetch around $40-50 on Ebay, whereas the psa 10 version will command at least $200, if not a tad more.
A card which has long been on my wish list is the 1975 Topps George Brett rookie card.
Well, chime in and tell me about your favorite cards you own or are on your wish list.
And remember to keep collecting!
It's a fan duty.