1. Rollie's Follies: A Hall Of Famer Speaks

    **The Quotes as presented are direct from Rollie Fingers courtesy of an interview that he was kind enough to grant me in conjunction with his new book...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 180 reads 2 comments

  2. Pete Rose Deserves the Hall of Fame: Why Can't We Wake Up and Smell The Roses?

    So once again Cooperstown, New York played host to thousands of baseball fans that flooded into the small rural town in upstate town. On Sunday, June the 26th, two more legends of the game took their spots among their peers...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  3. Blue Jays Trade Deadline Analysis, Part 2: Pitching

    You can’t talk Toronto Blue Jays without talking pitching. On opening day 2008 their five man starting rotation consisted of Roy Halladay, AJ Burnett, Dustin McGowan, Shawn Marcum, and Jesse Litsch...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 311 reads 0 comments

  4. Blue Jays Trade Deadline Analysis, Part One: Defense

    In my life, there have been a few constants. One of those, the trade deadline, almost never fails to disappoint, as most teams are so scared to fail that they won’t step up in order to succeed...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 280 reads 0 comments

  5. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing...GM's Need To Grow a Pair!

    Admittedly some of the packages being mentioned for Roy Halladay since JP Ricciardi had announced that the Blue Jays would in fact listen potential trades offers have been pretty steep...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 181 reads 16 comments

  6. Steroids: MLB = Bad, NFL = Good (Or So the Media Would Have You Believe)

    Last night was Monday, July the 13th. We managed to have a night where seven of the best home run hitters in baseball and Brandon Inge got together in an attempt to put on a power display ...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 477 reads 9 comments

  7. Toronto Blue Jays Pitching Development: The Definition of Insanity

    Let's start with a spot I am very comfortable with: The Toronto Blue Jays are terrible at developing young pitchers. While they continue to send arms to the hospital, can I suggest that they schedule J...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 265 reads 7 comments

  8. Time for Blue Jays to Fold JP Ricciardi's Hand for Him

    JP Ricciardi reminds me of myself, although maybe not in the way you think. The world in the last three or four years has seemingly been swept up in the craze that is competitive poker...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 169 reads 2 comments

  9. For the Blue Jays, Wins are Too Important: Can We End the BJ Ryan Experiment?

    So eight isn’t enough in the cause of the Toronto Blue Jays. Although if you’d like to make the case that eight isn’t enough in the New Yankee Stadium, I would certainly have to listen...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 120 reads 3 comments

  10. Adam Lind: To Be an All-Star Selection Casualty?

    In baseball, everyone is talking about Albert Pujols, and rightfully so. “The Machine” is once again setting his sites on the first Triple Crown since Yaz in 1967...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about 5 years ago 239 reads 2 comments

  11. Not The Usual Steroid Suspects: David Ortiz is Hot in June

    So now that David Ortiz has found his stroke again, all the murmurs will start. This will certainly mirror the talk that surrounded Jason Giambi a couple of years ago...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 67 reads 20 comments

  12. A Glove of Their Own: Real Heroes Teach the Art of Catching

    Whenever you get the chance to talk to someone that has been there, it’s always special to see it through their eyes. On June the 19, 2009, I was given the pleasure of an audience with Brent Mayne, a 15 year Major League Veteran...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 129 reads 3 comments

  13. Johan Santana Vs. Roy Halladay: The Answer Is Obvious...Isn't It?

    Is Johan Santana good? No, he’s better than good. He’s great. He holds a career mark of 117–55 with an ERA of 3.12. He is 8–4 with an ERA of 3.29 in 13 starts here in 2009...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 1,837 reads 17 comments

  14. Ask Cito What Is Wrong with AJ Burnett?

    Blazing Fastball: check. Sweeping curveball: check. Two-cent brain: check and double check. Allan James Burnett has been the same guy since the day he entered the league, a live ...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 241 reads 7 comments

  15. A Glove of Their Own: Redefining Heroes

    Sometimes things happen in life that cause you to reevaluate definitions. Last week an incident with a professional ball player popped up on YouTube...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 180 reads 24 comments

  16. On the Fifth Day the Yanks Should Joba? Hughes? How about Both?

    Joba Chamberlain pitched a gem against the Indians on June 1, 2009. His stat line was one that would make any starting pitcher proud: IP Pitches Hits SO BB ER 8...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 176 reads 3 comments

  17. All Hail the "Boy" King?

    I might be in the minority here, because this will be the second Anti-LeBron James article I have written to date. (The first was in jest...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 273 reads 15 comments

  18. Paging Tim Wakefield...It's the Hall on Line One?

    *It is fitting that my 49th article is about No. 49* TIM WAKEFIELD FOR THE HALL OF FAME!!!! God, I love shocking discussion to life. Wait, wait, wait...before you scroll to the comments section and blast me, hear me out...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 443 reads 9 comments

  19. If the NHL's Discpline Is Supposed To Be a Joke, I Am Not Laughing.

    I have finally reached my breaking point with the NHL. I have defended her from all challengers, and all critics. Today, that changes...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 941 reads 44 comments

  20. Manny Ramirez Fallout: If You're Shocked, Realize This Is a "You" Problem

    So, Manny being Manny included Manny being on the Juice. Now it’s Manny being suspended. So what? If we aren’t going to demand that accountability for this fall at the feet ...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 276 reads 21 comments

  21. It Has Been Unseasonably Hot in Toronto: Blue Jays' April Review

    After a month of tempered excitement, the Blue Jays' bats have remained fairly hot. They put a 15 and 9 stamp on April and opened with three straight in May to run their record to a collective 18 and 9...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 174 reads 3 comments

  22. Yankees Ticket Price-Slashing Fallout: PR Is Only an Issue If...

    Permit me to put on my tin foil hat for a minute. Nothing says conspiracy theorist like tin foil on your head...

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  23. Romero Comes Through Big Time: Blue Jays Weekly Review

    OK, so the kids have cooled down. It doesn’t look like Adam Lind is going to bat .400 in 2009. That being said, the Blue Jays have kept it rolling through the second week of the season...

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  24. Ten Years Ago, We Lost a Great One

    In Golf, Jack walked away from the game and now Tiger is rewriting the record books. In the NBA, Jordan finally hung up his kicks for the final time, and we have Kobe and LeBron to take of the mantle...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 119 reads 3 comments

  25. Not a Moment Too Soon: John Madden Steps Out of the Broadcast Booth

    It’s finally over, and it couldn’t come a moment too soon for this sports fan. After 30 years in the booth, there will be fewer "Boom!" moments...

    David Allan Written by David Allan about over 5 years ago 552 reads 85 comments