Braden Defends All the Bases

Until yesterday Dallas Braden was that guy who decided to start beef with A-Rod for walking over Oakland’s pitching mound and was known more for raving like a homeless man than his pitching prowess. But that’s all changed now. Braden took the formerly hot Tampa Bay Rays to town, pitching a perfect game, which the … Continue reading

Are the Yankees' Infielders the Best in the AL at their Respective Positions?

After reading Rob Neyer and Steve Lombardi address George King’s article where six surveyed scouts determined Robinson Cano has surpassed Dustin Pedroia as the best second baseman in the American League, I began to wonder if each Yankees’ infielder is the best player at his respective position in the Junior Circuit. (Shakespearean Aside: That nickname … Continue reading

Are the Yankees' Infielders the Best in the AL at their Respective Positions?

After reading Rob Neyer and Steve Lombardi address George King’s article where six surveyed scouts determined Robinson Cano has surpassed Dustin Pedroia as the best second baseman in the American League, I began to wonder if each Yankees’ infielder is the best player at his respective position in the Junior Circuit. (Shakespearean Aside: That nickname … Continue reading

Scary Offenses in the AL East

On Tuesday, I looked at three of the sickest staffs in baseball. Today, I’ll breakdown the three healthiest offenses’ position players. By the way, they are the same three teams and still the only teams that matter — the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays. First Base: Carlos Pena v. Kevin Youkilis v. Mark Teixeira Want … Continue reading

Tools of Ignorance – Red Sox Spring Camp Training Report from 33 Problems

TOI Spring Training Addition. Is it strange that I cared that the Red Sox had a no-no going thru 6 innings in Monday’s game against the Cardinals? I sent a text to my brother and to Venuist and got the following responses: “Dude, Its March” “Awesome. Thank god that counts” Sox went on to lose … Continue reading

Best Scandal of 2009: A-Rod, Ramirez, Vick

If you honestly thought this was going to anyone other than Tiger Woods, I don’t really know what to say to you. The bombshell Thanksgiving revelation that everyone’s favorite athlete was sleeping with a myriad of women (including pornstar Holly Sampson) who were not his wife shook this nation to the core and made people … Continue reading

Yankee's Spring Training Beat

The Yankees are keeping em close. After a walk-off win versus the Pirates, the Yankees dropped one in the bottom of the ninth to the Phillie’s. CC Sabathia said his delivery was “so-so” after he pitched two scoreless frames against the Phil’s. Sabathia also said “As long as my arm feels good and I’m heading … Continue reading

Adventures in Advanced Baseball Statistics, Part 4: Kiss her on the…

Do you remember all those games you’ve watched as a baseball fan where some player would come to the plate in the late innings, a couple of men on base, with your team down by two runs, and you’d think, “this is just who I want at the plate” even though the player in question … Continue reading

A-Rod = PED [Performance Enhanced 'Droid]

 [[Editors Note: by way of an inexplicable string of what can only be described as technical “snafu’s” this piece by your correspondent “Hank Baron” has been published by me, the aforementioned editor, and man’s best friend: The Venuist.  Sorry for the confusion and for the wait.]] A-Rod’s repaired right hip is doing fine, according to reports. This … Continue reading

A-Rod = PED [Performance Enhanced ‘Droid]

[[Editors Note: by way of an inexplicable string of what can only be described as technical “snafu’s” this piece by your correspondent “Hank Baron” was originally published by me, the aforementioned editor, and man’s best friend: The Venuist.  Sorry for the confusion and for the wait.]] A-Rod’s repaired right hip is doing fine, according to reports. This … Continue reading