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Manager of the Year is a Manager No More

November 15, 2006

Joe Girardi Major League Baseball recently announced the winners of the Manager of the Year award. The AL honor (unsurprisingly) went to Tigers’ skipper Jim Leyland. The NL award was given to Joe Girardi, for bringing the supposedly hopeless Marlins close to a playoff berth. One of the great ironies of baseball this year is […]

Mets get D-Railed by D-Train

September 20, 2006

We’ve all seen pitchers throw spectacular performances on the mound, and then use their rising confidence to deliver big hits at the plate.  The amazing show Dontrelle Willis put on today, however, makes all of those look mediocre.  We’ll start with his solid game on the mound, although D-Train was just as, if not more impressive […]

Slugfest at Dolphin Stadium

September 7, 2006

  Josh Johnson today was the opposite of Anibal Sanchez yesterday I certainly hope the fans at Dolphin Stadium enjoyed the no-hitter Anibal Sanchez thew yesterday, because today, they saw the other side of the pitching spectrum, from Sanchez’s fellow rookie, Josh Johnson.  The game featured 22 runs scored on 29 hits (13 for extra-bases) […]

Marlins Rookie Says “No-No”

September 6, 2006

  Anibal Sanchez slithered through the Snakes without allowing a hit For the first time since Randy Johnson’s perfect game in 2004, an MLB pitcher has thrown a no-hitter.  Many fans were wondering when a pitcher would finally break the 2.5 year drought — they all knew it would happen eventually — but few of them […]

The Fish Are Biting

August 28, 2006

  Hanley Ramirez is just one of seven promising Marlins rookies Not much was expected of the Florida Marlins entering this season, because the front office basically had a garage sale where each player was available for about a dollar.  The shoppers that stopped by for that fire sale were the Boston Red Sox, New York […]

Young Arms Stealing the Show — Part 2 of 2-part series (see: Old Aces Resurrected)

June 29, 2006

Baseball fans of the past 20 years remember well the dominance that aces like Tom Glavine, Kenny Rogers, and Curt Schilling have had over opposing hitters.  Now that the amazing careers of these three are ending, there are many new pitchers that are baffling hitters and putting together spectacular rookie campaigns.  Of the 10+ rookie starting pitchers […]