R.I.P. Marvin Miller, a man who helped deserving players like proto baseball-hipster Goose Gossage line their pockets with cheddar cheese.
Back from a Labor Day hiatus with a player who had several hiatuses (seven suspensions to be exact) throughout his checkered career.
Drugs and alcohol got the best of Steve Howe eventually, as he died in a car wreck. The autopsy showed he had meth in his system at the time.
Via Deadspin, the ineptness of their pitching staff is forcing the Colorado Rockies to resort the Eightiest of baseball tropes — the four-man rotation.
Within the story, it mentions the last team to attempt this was the 1995 Royals, featuring 1989 Rookie Star turned stellar reliever Tom “Flash” Gordon.
Bonus points if you knew current Dodger shortstop Dee Gordon is Flash’s son.
Side note: I started — but never finished — Stephen King’s “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.”
Great pitcher, amazing nickname (“The Terminator”), RBI Baseball stalwart?
Check, check, check.
Creepy looking nerd in almost all of his bubblegum cards? Also check.
Can’t mess with that career strikeout rate though.
The hirsute Bruce Sutter.
Hall of Famer, beard trendsetter, St. Louis Cardinal hero, World Series champion.
But most importantly, RBI Baseball shutdown reliever.
Also, is it just me or does Sutter resemble bro from “Beerfest?”
Rags, when are you going to get Tiny Tim Lincecum turned around?
You were a record breaker though, so I’m sure you will figure it out.
213 career wins, 154 saves, over 3,000 Ks, a Cy Young award and a World Series ring, Smoltzy is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
No discussion necessary.
Alfredo Simon (nee “Carlos Cabrera”) ain’t got s**t on Senor Smoke.