1. Armando Galarraga Didn't Throw a Perfect Game

    BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Bud Selig won't reverse an umpire's admitted blown call that cost Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about 4 years ago 134 reads 0 comments

  2. An Open Letter To ESPN.com's Jim Caple

    Dear Jim Caple, You are dumb. In your January 25 ESPN.com column, “Runs Remain The Most Important Stat,” you attempt to argue in favor of the titular point...

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  3. Wealthy Redneck Briefly Pitches in World Series Game

    For anyone overwhelmed and surprised by A.J. Burnett’s early exit in Monday night’s World Series Game Five against the Phillies, here is some Earth-shattering news: A.J. Burnett totally sucks...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 4 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  4. Jayson Stark Terrible, By Way of Chone Figgins

    "I see Chone Figgins as the most attractive position player out there this winter.” -Jayson “WITH A ‘Y’ MOTHERF***ERS” Stark As anyone who pays any attention ...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about almost 5 years ago 45 reads 0 comments

  5. Orlando Cabrera Randomly Hitting His Way into the Record Books

    With 10 sacrifice flies on the season heading into Thursday’s games, Twins shortstop Orlando Cabrera is tied with some guy named Marlon Byrd for the American League lead in that category...

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  6. Guys To Remove from Baseball's Hall of Fame

    In preparation of the establishment of my own Baseball Hall of Fame to replace the Hall of Subjective Moralizing and Politics in Cooperstown, here are a few players currently enshrined that ...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about almost 5 years ago 516 reads 4 comments

  7. Let's Face It: Pete Rose is Not Hall Of Fame Material

    It’s apparently that time of year again, when ESPN trots out one of their “Senior” writers. In this case Jayson (the "Y" is for "Yes, it's necessary") Stark, to enlighten the ...

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  8. Baseball Press Ignores Zack Greinke's Greatness

    Over his past six starts, Kansas City Royals ace and American League All-Star Zack Greinke has gone 0-6. CBSSports.com, the former Sportsline...

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  9. Seattle Mariners: "We Choose To Lose!"

    The Seattle Mariners are a bizarrely-run sports franchise. Playing in the easiest division in baseball to reach the postseason, the team has now failed to do so for seven consecutive seasons...

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  10. Make No Mistake, Jeff Francoeur Still Sucks

    12 games and 52 plate appearances into his tenure as a New York Met, Jeff Francoeur has yet to draw a walk. This is hardly surprising, as the formerly well-regarded Atlanta Brave had walked in just 4...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about almost 5 years ago 385 reads 3 comments

  11. Ichiro San: I Hate You Vol. II

    I wrote a column about a year ago outlining my disgust with the way Ichiro Suzuki plays baseball, and moreover, the constant fellatio he receives from baseball writers and fans...

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  12. List Of Guys Who Will Become Guys

    The “Guy” is an important character in the world of major league baseball. The term may have been coined by esteemed thinker and current roadie Eric Ripps and refers to ...

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  13. ESPN Needs To Take Responsibility For Its Writers

    Well, looks like we can add Chris Sprow to the list of people who, regardless of what their business cards say, have no business writing about baseball...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about 5 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  14. Heretofore Woeful Cleveland Indians Could Still Win AL Central

    The A.L. Central, like its Western-division brethren and the entire National League, is full of bad teams. The division’s first-place Detroit Tigers enter Tuesday’s games with a run differential that would rank fifth in the A...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about 5 years ago 172 reads 3 comments

  15. Rays' Ben Zobrist Channeling Youkilis

    On July 12, 2006, the Tampa Bay then-Devil Rays traded their perennial cleanup hitter, Aubrey Huff, to the Houston Astros, who were looking to supplement their lineup with a bat capable of posting an ...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about 5 years ago 291 reads 0 comments

  16. Jayson Stark Is Stupid: MLB Draft Needs To Include Foreign Players

    Jayson Stark sucks. While this is hardly breaking news, it seemed like an appropriate introduction to today’s diatribe about Stark’s lengthy column on ESPN...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about 5 years ago 498 reads 1 comments

  17. Almost Time For Stephen Strasburg To Be Ruined By the Washington Nationals

    Stephen Strasburg is too good for college baseball. Entering the 2009 season as the top collegiate pitcher in the country, the San Diego State right hander has somehow managed to elevate his ...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about 5 years ago 335 reads 1 comments

  18. Baseball Hall of Fame Losing Relevance

    I was at the gym the other day (these pecs aren’t going to wail on themselves) and I happen to catch a segment of one of ESPN’s talking head panel shows on one of the standard-issue ...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about 5 years ago 99 reads 0 comments

  19. One Middling Month Does Nothing To Quell CC Sabathia's Awesomeness

    With the boo-birds out in full force over CC Sabathia’s slow start to his first season as a Yankee, baseball fans prove that they can always be counted on to completely miss the point...

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  20. Can the Seattle Mariners Compete Despite Never Getting on Base?

    The race is on, as the number of regular players who have yet to draw a walk in 2009 is down to three:Yuniesky Betancourt (53 PA)Bengie Molina (54 PA)Ichiro Suzuki (33 PA)Not surprisingly, considering ...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about 5 years ago 154 reads 2 comments

  21. Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang Is HIlariously Bad at Pitching

    It's the second inning of a Yankees game, so you know what's going on: Chien-Ming Wang is out of the game and has allowed a zillion runs...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about 5 years ago 274 reads 0 comments

  22. Thoughts from MLB's Day One

    Way to go, Adam Jones, reaching base five times including a triple, as the O’s knocked around CC Sabathia and the Yankees. In the same game, Brian Roberts was caught stealing and picked off of first base...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  23. Hayden Penn: R.I.P. Great Orioles Hope

    The Hayden Penn Era in Baltimore will now officially never happen, as the once-prized right-hander, deemed “untouchable” by the Orioles during negotiations with the Marlins for a possible trade for A...

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  24. Detroit Tigers Should Be Ashamed To Hold Home Opener on Good Friday

    The Detroit Tigers baseball franchise should be ashamed of itself. By scheduling the team’s 2009 home opener on Good Friday the organization is sending a clear message to the greater ...

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  25. Why Team USA's World Baseball Classic Loss Is No Big Deal

    In an editorial in The New York Times on Tuesday, William C. Rhoden explores the reasons why the United States’ contingent lost to that of Japan in Sunday night’s semifinal game of ...

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