Marathon Mets Show Cards Late, Win in 20

On Saturday, the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals played the longest game in the Major Leagues this season, with the Mets coming out victorious 2-1. The game featured many unusual things, including infielder Felipe Lopez and his 60 mph fastball pitching a scoreless inning, 3 Mets going 0-7, and a starting pitcher, … 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 Picture of 2009

Showing some of the greatest baseball savvy anyone has seen in recent years, Johnny Damon stole 3rd base against a bewildered Phillies team who didn’t have anyone covering the bag due to the shift they had put on against Mark Texiera. The steal led to a run and the ensuing victory over the Phillies. Honorable … Continue reading

Mark McGwire’s search for the *real* steroid users comes to a tragic, asterisk-ridden end

AP is reporting that home run champion Mark McGwire admitted to steroid use during the 1998 homerun arms race. Here’s an excerpt from McGwire’s public statement: I never knew when, but I always knew this day would come. It’s time for me to talk about the past and to confirm what people have suspected. I … Continue reading

Baseball Notes from Around the Web: “The Tools of Ignorance”

[[Editor’s Note: Welcome back to Venuist’s new baseball notes column.  Sorry, we tried to get Gammons but NESN blew our bid out of the water when Jerry Remy threw in his personal “Wally: The Green Monster” beanie baby to close the deal.]] More odds than ends… Jason Bay began his long marriage of hitting warning … Continue reading