Pariah. Spitter. Hall of Famer. Gold Glover. Classic Met. Arizona Diamondback. Wearer of jaunty mustaches. Leveler of Excellence. Possessor of pensive looks.
Roberto Alomar was a wearer of many different hats. Including this dope San Diego Padres cap.
The Winter Meetings are finally upon us, down in Nashville.
Here’s hoping some big names, like Fred McGriff back in 1989, start moving around the chessboard.
More Fred McGriffs, Robbie Alomars and Tony Fernandezes, less James Loneys and Chris Resopes.
Today, Toronto rehired John Gibbons today to manage the Blue Marlins in 2013.
If the collection of Miami talent hauled in by Alex Anthopolous didn’t already guarantee an 81-81 season for the Jays, then hiring Gibbons (career record of 305-305) seals the deal.
Can’t have Robin Yount without his running mate, Molly.
In 2004, Molitor went into the Hall of Fame as a Milwaukee Brewer, despite the fact the Selig family low-balled him with their contract offer.
A native Minnesotan, “The Ignitor” overcame drugs and injuries to notch 3,000 hits and capture a World Series MVP.
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.
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.
From National Pastime, on this date in baseball Julio Franco busted up a Dave Stieb no-hit bid with a two-out, two-strike single.
Julio must’ve been chock full of Jesus Juice that day.
In honor of Italy reaching the semifinals of Euro 2012, while also sending the English packing, this week is dedicated to Italian American baseball players of the Eighties.
First up, Jay southpaw John Cerutti.
Notching the first Toronto victory at SkyDome back in 1989, Cerutti put together a couple of good seasons Up North.
Following his playing career, he became a baseball analyst for the CBC. Sadly, Cerutti passed away on Oct. 3, 2004 due to natural causes.