Sunday, March 30, 2014

5 bold predictions for the year of the horse

With the Major League Baseball season more than a week old at this point, it's a little too late to predict that Adrian Gonzalez will lead the majors in stolen bases entering day 4 of scheduled play. And it's too late for the Phillies to change their names to the Fillies in hopes of garnering any luck associated with the Chinese zodiac. However, it's not too late to publish my annual prognostications.

Happy Birthday TumbleWeed!

Have a great one bro!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

2014 MLB Predictions: Why Not?

OR: A Wild Stab in the Dark.

As always, my predictions are about 33% who I think will win, 33% who I want to win, and 33% teams I of which I am fond.  Here goes nothing:

AL East:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ballpark food in Arlington is starting to get scary...

Something like this seems fine enough:
Who wouldn't like bacon on a stick?  Heck, at Rockies games, spectators can buy chocolate dipped bacon at the Famous Dave's stand.

But, the Rangers have gone too far and invented things like this:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

PFBL Standings 3/27/14

After the Opening Series in Australia, the league table looks like this:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

How's this for baseball in pajamas?

Recently, I read an Aussie's reaction to baseball that included one impression that baseball players play the game in fancy pajamas.

Things like this don't help dispel that notion:

Since, you know, we all

Sunday, March 23, 2014

First Cuts of Spring

Time to break out the gear, scrape off the rust.
It's time to get back to the swing of things.
"If you're not out there practicing, somewhere someone else is; and when you face him, you will lose."
- George Brett (wasn't it?)

Ballpark food in Australia...

The Aussies have done a fair job at mimicking disgusting American food:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

G'day, Baseball!

In honor of the MLB regular season beginning today in Australia, here is Vin Scully with a koala:

Friday, March 21, 2014

The MLB regular season is upon us!

Technically it begins tomorrow in Australia, and the Aussies have made a number of preparations, not the least of which is converting the Sydney Cricket Ground into a ballfield:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Great moments in one-upmanship...

Sky Sox home games at Security Service Field feature a wide variety of concession options, my favorite of which is fifty cent hot dogs on Sunday.  My second favorite (or at least top five) would be the footlong corn dogs they sell.  I mean come on, where else can you buy a footlong corn dog???

Well, ChaseOne BallField has finally outdone SSF with this behemoth:

Normally in a situation like this, I would say that

Friday, March 14, 2014

Every team needs a promotion like this:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The hat you want for the 2014 baseball season

Baseball season is here!  Spring training games are well underway.  Your league's fantasy draft has taken place.  Yes, it's only a matter of time before you are at the ballpark yourself, enjoying an early season game while craving something to drink since you have eaten too many salted in shell peanuts.

Inevitably, the start of every baseball season creates in you a growing desire to get a new cap, as much to celebrate the end of winter as to support your favorite team.  The desire hits you every year, whether you end up acting on it or not.  Maybe you didn't buy a new hat last season.  Maybe you found the perfect baseball hat two years ago and haven't been looking for a new one.  Regardless, the hat you want for the 2014 baseball season has been found.

It's this one:

Structurally, it has everything you want in a hat, as it's a low profile, mesh textured flex-fit.  You also appreciate how it differs subtly from the team's actual on-field batting practice hat.  And while you are well aware that the

Monday, March 10, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The winner of the 2014 PFBL draft is...

This team, of course:

Today is PFBL Draft Day!

It's time to size up the competition!

The following keepers, in no particular order, are already off the board:

José Fernandez
David Price
Justin Upton

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Prize

On the eve of the draft I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone what we are playing for.  This is the trophy that has now been in my possession two times and I like it quite a bit.  So best of luck to everyone at trying to pry it from my grasp.  Let the fun begin!

Torii Hunter is a Gators fan...

And he's calling in right now!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Say it ain't so, JV!

I guess he is

Saturday, March 1, 2014

What's that saying about lemons and lemonade?

Does it apply to Tommy John scars?