1. Mike Piazza Hangs Up Tools of Ignorance

    I did some research about four years ago when Mike Piazza broke the all—time record for homers by a catcher, in which I estimated that Ivan Rodriguez, not Mike Piazza, and not Johnny Bench, was probably the most valuable catcher of all time...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 1,481 reads 0 comments

  2. Red Sox Lester Tosses No-Hitter...Good Sign for Kansas City?

    I'm so tired of hearing about the Red Sox. First it was beating the Yankees in four straight games after being down 0-3 in the 2004 ALCS. Then it was winning their first World Series in 86 years...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 433 reads 0 comments

  3. Indians-Yankees: Musings on Pitch f/x

    Technology is pretty darn cool.I got to see a few moments of the Yankees-Indians game yesterday, and while I'm certainly glad that the Yankees won, well, heck, they're supposed ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 328 reads 0 comments

  4. Lehigh Valley IronPigs: Stinking Up the International League Since 2008

    They've got the best name in minor league baseball.They might also have the worst team.Ever.The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, in their inaugural season as the Philadelphia Phillies AAA affiliate ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 462 reads 0 comments

  5. Roger Clemens-Mindy McCready Affair Quasi-Update

    Deadspin yesterday had some comments about the Roger Clemens Boinks Little Girls story, but then followed it up with an email response they received from someone purporting to be a cousin of the troubled country singer...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 2,068 reads 1 comments

  6. Injuries, Pitching Big Problems for Yankees

    In the immortal words of Homer Simpson:"D'oh! It just gets worse and worse!"Not only is Jorge Posada on the disabled list for the first time in his 13 year career, now Alex Rodriguez is joining him...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 348 reads 0 comments

  7. No Longer "Allegedly": McCready Confirms Roger Clemens Affair

    Well, that didn't take long. I expected to hear more about the affair that Roger Clemens supposedly had with country music singer Mindy McCready within 24 hours... But I sure as hell didn't expect the confirmation to come from McCready herself

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 3,485 reads 6 comments

  8. Clemens Story Gets Weirder: Linked to Washed-Up Country Singer

    You'd think it would be a welcome distraction for Roger Clemens to wake up in the moringin and see his name in the paper for something other than allegations of performance enhancing drugs...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 520 reads 1 comments

  9. Jorge Posada Proves Problem for Yanks, Just Not the One I Expected

    The Yankees won a tight game against the Cleveland Indians yesterday, after dropping the first two games of their hard-fought series with the Tribe, but it turned out to be a lousy day anyway...

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  10. Hammerin' Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid, by John Rosengren

    The word "skeptical" barely begins to describe my demeanor as I was asked to review John Rosengren's new book, Hammerin' Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 307 reads 0 comments

  11. MLB.tv Black Out Problems

    FOX broadcast the Saturday afternoon Yankees-Indians game, so I got to watch some Yankees baseball on my television instead of MLB.tv, which was nice. These kinds of games are of course blacked out from MLB...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 1,749 reads 3 comments

  12. George Steinbrenner's Horse Majestic Warrior Vying for Spot in Kentucky Derby

    George M. Steinbrenner III has little to do with the day-to-day operations of the New York Yankees anymore, having turned those responsibilities over to his two sons, Hank and Hal...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 372 reads 0 comments

  13. Pitchers with Something to Prove, AL Edition

    Continuing a theme today...American League:The Junior Circuit has no shortage of intriguing starting pitching matchups either. The marquee matchup (and by "marquee" I mean, "The only one I really care about") is Josh Beckett vs...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 232 reads 0 comments

  14. Pitchers with Something to Prove, NL Edition

    Lots of big-name, or big-game, and/or big-contract pitchers will toe the rubber for their respective teams today. (To be honest, I only thought to look for this because of Rob Neyer's blogging ...

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  15. A Giant Offense With Miniature Bats: San Francisco Struggles to Score

    Yesterday I opined about the Phillies (meager) chances of scoring 1000 runs this season. Seems pretty clear that we shouldn't get our hopes up about seeing the best offense in history this year, in the City of Brotherly Boooo! or anywhere else...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 252 reads 0 comments

  16. MLB: A Giant Offense with Miniature Bats

    Yesterday I opined about the Phillies' (meager) chances of scoring 1000 runs this season. It seems pretty clear that we shouldn't get our hopes up about seeing the best ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 530 reads 2 comments

  17. Phillies' Chances of Scoring 1,000 Runs?: None and None

    Baseball fans do love their history, though some of them don't really know it all that well.Heck, some people who work in baseball don't know their history, and I don't just mean ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 744 reads 0 comments

  18. Cincinnati Reds' Johnny Cueto: Quite-O Debut!

    Not that Rob Neyer's ego needs any more massaging, but his blog entry today about the Reds' young phenom, Johnny Cueto is spot-on...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 575 reads 1 comments

  19. Saturday at Yankee Stadium

    Got to go to the Yankees-Rays game on Saturday.I try to attend at least one Yankee game or two a year with my mom and my wife...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 646 reads 0 comments

  20. Yankees Need to Address Melky Problem

    The New York Yankees start its season, today. Again. Or at least they’ll try. After getting rained out in what should have been their last first game of the season in the old Yankee Stadium, they’ll take another stab at it tonight...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 591 reads 7 comments

  21. Jose Canseco's Juice is Running Out...

    Rob Neyer has a blog entry today about Jose Canseco's new book. Apparently someone named Joe Lavin got a copy from a bookstore a little sooner than anticipated, though it would ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 911 reads 1 comments

  22. Cincinnati Reds: 2008 Season Preview

    It's been a long time since the Cincinnati Reds were any good. The team has not finished a season with a winning record since Y2K, but even that team was not exactly "competitive", ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 624 reads 2 comments

  23. 2008 Los Angeles Dodgers Preview

    I don't intend to do a preview of every team in MLB the way I did the Phillies -because, really, who has the time? - but it seems to me that it is worthwhile to look at some of the teams on the edge, teams that could go either way...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 429 reads 0 comments

  24. Philadelphia Phillies: 2008 Preview

    But first, a recap of 2007: What went right?Duh.They won the NL East and therefore got into the playoffs for the first time since 1993!Jimmy Rollins won the NL MVP Award that should have gone to Hanley Ramirez or David Wright...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 863 reads 17 comments

  25. MLB: The Curious Logic of Tony LaRussa

    This is an interesting time of year in a remarkably interesting year for Major League Baseball. Since the MLB training camps are all open, and nobody has started playing actual games ...

    Travis Nelson Written by Travis Nelson about over 6 years ago 1,299 reads 1 comments