I was born in New Jersey, lived in Massachusetts, and now I'm in California. I graduated from Cal in the summer of 2010, joined B/R a few months later, and was put on the baseball beat in May of 2012. Still doing it, still loving it.
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Nice article on RedSox/Boston Strong. I do think some reference to the 2001 Yankees/NYC 9-11 would have been appropriate.
I used to like you.
You are a great illustration of a career and reputation relying on your 20/20 hindsight. Your 10-12 "Don Mattingly's Managing Must Get Better ... " is a perfect example. I'd love to tear your analysis apart point-by-point, but here are two reasons your viewpoint is hopelessly flawed. One. DM puts Dee in for Gon. Puig makes out but if Puig doubles and AGon goes only to 3rd, you'd be calling DM DUUUUMMMMB for not putting him in. Two. Ellis triples and Young hits too shallow. If Young hits to dead center and deeper he comes through like a lifetime .300 hitter should. Game over. See how easily you'd be out of a job if players did their jobs as they are expected to. One last comment: "And so far he's been a huge disappointment." His team only won the West by 10, 90+ wins, dispatched Braves in 4 -- hardly a disappointment. Oh, and please don't use that weak, stale, lame come-back "the team won in spite of DM's blunders." It's as easy to tear apart as your hindsightful
Phenomenal job with the MLB 500! I can appreciate what a massive undertaking that must have been, and it turned out great.
it is remarkable that you opine on baseball with very little knowledge when you do your rankings maybe get some help
Xander Bogaerts at 17 he has played 2 weeks in the bigs
2 things: your fav ath is a plash in the pan pitcher who pitched 80 yrs ago
you have never seen Jay Bruce play. There is no way based on your assessment of the top OF.. NO WAY
Matt Miller became the single most hated writer on the NFL section of B/r for doing the NFL 1000
Good luck. I wish you the best lol
Zach! I've mentioned this before, but it's been a while since we've all read your aritcles, though we enjoyed the debate and videos.... If you do find time, please write some articles time to time! We've would really enjoy them! Hope I didn't sound too assertive; just very eager to read your awesome articles!