Monday, April 29, 2013

Not exactly the home team...

Springfield, MO is some 750 miles away from Colorado Springs.  And yet, Walmarts in Colorado Springs apparently feel the need to sell Springfield Cardinals hats.

To wit:

If you can explain this, please do.

OSitF Weekend Highlights

In case you were too wrapped up in the NFL Draft this past weekend, OSitF has assembled the best displays (as determined subjectively by me) of fielding, speed, and power for your enjoyment.

Let's get it all cracking with this awesome catch by Josh RutLEDGEND:

The Rockies saw their division lead evaporate as the Dbacks took three of four.  Both teams are now tied for first in the NL West.  The silver lining for the Rox is that the Nolan Arenado era has begun.  In the PFBL, Arenado was quickly claimed by Bo Knows.  Yours truly is currently wondering how many keepers it will take to pry Arenado loose in a trade.

The weekend's most impressive feat of baserunning belongs to Tony Campana, who pulled off these three steals in succession:

Introducing the Tampa Bay Penguins!

What is this, you ask?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Now THIS is a punchout!

Not gonna lie, if I was an umpire, my backwards K call would look like this.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Baseball Illustrating Science: GRAVITY

Gravity is the scientific principle that objects exert attractive forces upon each other in proportion to their mass.  Therefore, the more massive an object is, the more it will attract other objects to itself.

To wit:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Does a baseball team really need TWO mascots?

As far as mascots go, DJ Kitty is a million times better than Dingbat.

I just hope he doesn't do stupid crap like this:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Today is Jackie Robinson Day!

Did you know that they made a movie about him?

See for yourself:

What?  You mean there is

Friday, April 12, 2013

A pitcher's VERY best friend...

Just your typical

Is Zack Greinke a junk-ball pitcher?

Yesterday, a brawl erupted between the Doyers and the Madres.  If you haven't seen it, here it is:

Greinke suffered a broken collarbone in his left (non-pitching) shoulder.  First and foremost, I would like to wish him a full recovery, however long it takes.  Even if he can't take the mound again until after the Doyers have fallen out of contention, so be it.  What's important is that he take his time and make sure he is 100% fully healed before he attempts even a minor league rehabilitation assignment.  Greinke shouldn't let his $147 million contract pressure him into attempting to come back too soon and perhaps risk an even greater injury.

Be patient, Zack.  Be patient.

That being said, I'd like to take a closer look at the mechanics of the brawl.  Due to the hectic nature of the fracas, I'm having trouble pinpointing the precise moment that Greinke breaks his collarbone.  I have, however, narrowed it down to two likely moments.

The first is at the very beginning of the brawl, when Greinke throws his best shoulder check at Quentin.  Take a look:

Bad songs about the NL East (part 2)

Part two: Miami Marlins

Now, originally this post was only going to feature this bad song:

But, after reflection, I have decided that I would be doing every OSitF reader a disservice if I did not include this abomination:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Here's what the Mets are doing today...

UPDATE: No joke!  Here is what Target Field looks like today:

Bad songs about the NL East (part 1)

Part one: Atlanta Braves

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Seeing Double

Question: What's better than having a guy named Boss Junior on your team?


Optimisim for the Feesh

Yesterday, OSitF ran a post about the sad state in which the Miami Minnows Marlins find themselves.  Now, OSitF does not have any kind of anti-Marlins bias, aside from a healthy disgust for Jeffrey Loria.  In the interest of balanced journalism blogging, OSitF would now like to highlight a major reason for fans of the Fighting Plankton to have some optimism.

Aside from Giancarlo Stanton, the Feesh have one thing going for them, 20 year old Cuban RHP José Fernandez:

You heard that correctly, his breaking ball has a nickname:

I suppose this was inevitable . . .


What finished basements are made for...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Left Outs!

The entire

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Every marathon begins with a single step...

This pitch from Drew Pomeranz was the first in what turned out to be a Security Service Field record-tying 15 inning game.  The Sky Sox won 3-2 over the Reno Aces on a walkoff base knock by Ben Paulsen.

It's great to have baseball back!

Live from the Dbacks v. Cubs game

My cuñado Andrew is batting in this picture.  He popped out, but the Dbacks scored two runs in this inning.

I wouldn't mind having one of these:

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sweet Left-Handed Swing

When I saw this kid go yard, it reminded me of another sweet left-handed swing I had seen recently.
I mean, are you kidding me?

Am I looking at a mirror here...

PFBL Standings 4/1/13

Earlier today, at about 4pm Rocky Mountain Time, the PFBL league table looked like this:

Please note, that

The first blown save of the season

It came from the right arm of one of my own closers:

Naturally, the Rockies

Optimism on Opening Day...

Despite some many questions about the team on the field, Rockies fans have a lot to look forward to in 2013: