San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein
"Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt
Holding a pitcher accountable for how many runs his team scores is like holding the designated hitter accountable for how many runs his team allows.
An individual statistic is meaningful only if it is based strictly on what the player does and not on what the other players on his team do.
Contrary to what most baseball fans claim, a pitched ball which is hit into play is not a strike.
Joke heard yeaterday:
The Marlins have announced a trade: they traded the Marlins
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You'll be suprised at how many hands are really in the cookie jar.
I can't believe that this franchise has won two WS. Are they the worst franchise to win 2 WS titles (in the last 30 years or so)?
I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.
And Miami is the team in Fl with WS Rings -_____-
JM: Only did that for a couple of years and then we had a conspiracy so it kind of turned me sour. Our league's commissioner, Lew Ford(notes) at the time, was doing some shady things that ... I'd rather not talk about [laughs].
DB: Isn't he in Japan right now?
JM: I don't know where Lou is right now. He's probably fleeing the authorities [laughs].
This trade is made even more interesting with AA hiring John Gibbons as manager. Gibby did ok in his first go-round, posting an even .500 record despite having not much in the way of a pitching staff or an offense. Yes, he had a dust-up with Shea Hillenbrand, but that was all on Hillenbrand, as he wasn't much of a team player anyhow. I see Gibby's no-nonsense managerial style as a good thing which should help straighten out guys like Lawrie and Rasmus. Having Joey Bats back as a leader in the dugout will also help with the young guys. Lawrie in particular was simply lost when Bautista was off rehabbing his injury last year. Gibbons also did well with his pitching staff, even managing to get good starts out of Josh Towers and Gustavo Chacin, for crying out loud. He should have a blast with Buehrle, JJ, Morrow and Romero.
I am definitely looking forward to next season, this is going to be fun. I only hope the right Ricky Romero shows up next year.
How many days until Spring Training?
"I can see how he won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five." - Yogi Berra on Sandy Koufax's 1963 season.