After yesterday’s Napalm Sale, which is what I’ll refer to it as it was far more severe than a fire sale, I’m pretty sure Jeffrey Loria would have nodded approvingly of Charlie Finley’s infamous trades of 1976.
In one, Charley O. outright solid Vida Blue to the New York Yankees.
But, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn stepped in and overturned that transaction, along with the Fingers-Rudi deal to Boston.
Memo to Bud Selig, but his knowledge of that era sadly only extends to 1976 Ford Pintos.
Former Athletic and current Tiger pitching coach Jeff Jones might look like a serial killer, but he is certainly succeeding in his day job of turning Detroit into a pitching behemoth.
I think his most worthy accomplishment, outside of his starter’s miniscule postseason ERA, is turning Phil Coke into a useful Major League player.
After last night’s implosion, the Detroit Tigers need a big effort out of Justin Verlander tonight at the O.Co to punch their tickets to the ALCS.
Maybe he can channel some of the postseason heroics of this guy… Just not those games that Morris pitched for the Blue Jays.
Tonight, Dusty Baker will manage his 3,000th game in the majors when the Reds lock horns with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
That’s a lot of frickin toothpicks.
On Sunday, Kevin Correia pitched two innings of relief in the Pirates’ 19-inning win over the Cardinals.
He took the ball again on Monday, working the first 4 1/3 innings of a 3-1 loss to the Friars.
The last player to pitch in relief a day before starting, Oakland’s Dave Beard back in 1982.
Today is National Left-Handers Day.
In celebration, here is one of the best straight lefties (B/L; T/L) of all-time, Reggie Jackson.
Well-known as an RBI Baseball legend for his prodigious power to the short porch in right field of Tengen Stadium, Jackson clobbered 563 real-life home runs.
Recently, the Yankees “punished” The Straw That Stirs The Drink for unflattering comments about A-Rod. Does the man in this picture, replete with tinted shooting glasses, jaunty soul patch and unkempt mustache, look like someone that would take guff from bozos like the Steinbrenner Bros. and Randy Levine?
Harold Baines has more career hits than George Sisler and Ken Griffey, Jr.
Marinate on that for a minute.
Can’t have the ying Bash Brother without his yang.
Jose Canseco is a man who has worn many different hats during his time on Earth:
Slugger, All-Star, plaintiff, defendant, writer, whistle blower, mixed martial artist, boxer, celebrity apprentice, reckless driver, drug abuser, drug smuggler, house arrestee, Twitter lunatic, pitcher, outfielder.
No matter what, he’s still one of only four players in MLB history in the 40/40 Club.
Does that mean he gets free admission to the eponymous chain of clubs owned by Jay-Z?