I will probably issue some preseason predictions in the next few days. Predictions are basically a ritual, in that everyone is expected to do them yet they’re meaningless. I don’t really know what’s going to happen, and what’s more the people who talk about baseball for a living — from Joe Morgan to the Baseball … Continue reading “Predictions suck”
Results of Special Negro Leagues and Pre-Negro Leagues Elections Seventeen people. Effa Manley becomes the first woman in the Hall of Fame. Now, I’m passingly familiar with segregated baseball, and these people generally do belong — there are lots of less qualified people in the Hall. They did a good job. But seventeen at once? … Continue reading “That’s a bit… much”
Baseball Examiner — 2005 Top 10 Catcher Prospects So how can a guy who is two years older than Saltalamacchia and who is a level below him and has basically the same BA and SLG be a better hitting prospect? I don’t really keep up with the minor leagues, I don’t have that much time. … Continue reading “I don’t really follow prospects”
The State | 02/25/2006 | Braves ask: Why not Reitsma? Because we tried that before and it didn’t work.
Fox agrees to buy Turner South | ajc.com You know what this means? Rathbun and Paciorek 120 times a year, that’s what it means.
As you should know by now, the Braves are America’s oldest professional sports franchise, pre-dating the National League by several years. Today’s question has two parts: 1. What is the oldest current professional basketball franchise? 2. What is the oldest current NBA team? The existence of question 2 should make obvious the answer the question … Continue reading “Non-baseball trivia question and open thread”
AaronGleeman.com Gleeman (and JC) not only get advance copies of The Mind of Bill James, they get BOBBLEHEAD DOLLS!. I get diddly. I never get review copies of anything.
Blank lays off Braves’ sales pitch – 2006-02-22 For now, anyway. These negotiations have a way of falling apart then coming back together. TW doesn’t have to sell the Braves and I don’t expect it anytime soon anyway.
Left field, first base keys to Braves roster decisions I thought it was third base and center field. Bobby thinks that LaRoche can thrive as an everyday player; I’m not convinced, but Bobby generally knows what he’s doing. He will watch James Jurries closely, and mentioned that he can play first base and left field. … Continue reading “Really?”
AP Wire | 02/20/2006 | Langerhans works to keep starting role Once again, it will show that the Braves aren’t being serious. Bobby mentions two “longshot” pitchers, Jose Ascanio and Chad Paronto, as having made impressions. Paronto is listed at 250 pounds (so he must weigh at least 265) and spent last year with the … Continue reading “If Jordan makes the team…”