Luke Jackson —excuse me, that would be World Series-winning setup man Luke Jackson — is a 30-year old right-handed pitcher from Fort Lauderdale. He was selected by the Rangers out of high school with the 45th overall pick in the … Finish Reading
That word means a lot of different things in baseball. It might mean we got a generous or undeserved call from the umpires, like Max’s strike three against Alex Bregman in the fifth. It could mean that the … Finish Reading
We just won our first World Series game since October 21, 1996.
Okay, we’ll get the bad news out of the way first. Charlie Morton took a liner off his ankle, and it turned out to be a broken bone. … Finish Reading
I’m writing this on my phone because I’m traveling; I “watched” by Gameday and phone. This recap will not be the most verbose or detailed I’ve written, nor the most informed or the most accurate or the most good-est. But … Finish Reading
There is an old Soviet joke my father and I have loved for many decades. It goes as follows (I will attempt to abbreviate):
Leonid Brezhnev wakes up in the morning, looks out his bedroom window, and sees the rising … Finish Reading
“Dance with the ones that brung you” is all-purpose advice. Sometimes, it seems like sage counsel, when the champions who excelled before manage to thrive once again. Sometimes it sounds like the desperate acknowledgement that there’s no one else: the … Finish Reading
If you wanted to explain what it was like to root for the first-half Atlanta Braves to someone who only learned about baseball after the 2021 All-Star Break, last night’s game was a perfect example: random players like Ehire Adrianza, … Finish Reading
Charlie Morton and Zach Wheeler were as advertised. Will Smith was (nearly) as feared. The slightly better team won by just enough. What are you expecting, a detailed recap of a seven-hit game?
If I were JonathanF, of course, I’d … Finish Reading
Boring in the best way. If you threw these two teams into OOTB a hundred times, it would probably spit out something like this game quite a few times. (I went to bed after the fifth — the old grey mare … Finish Reading
Well, that sucked. I can’t remember the taxonomy of Braves losses any more, but this game was one we’ve seen a bunch. As Doctor Seuss might have said, describing a game like this: