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

Philadelphia Phillies: Ready to Make History?

The Phillies stand poised on the edge of greatness. Having won the NL penant for the past two seasons, they are in a position to be the first team to win an NL penant for three consecutive season since the 1942-44 St. Louis Cardinals, which could put them up in a serious discussion for one … 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