Manny Ramirez catches a fly ball, high fives a fan in the bleachers, then makes the double play on the O’s. Damn, that’s how to play Baseball. [ thanks, Sam K. ]
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Yankees are out. Thank you Tribe.
May 18, 2007San Francisco 3, Oakland 15 at McAfee ColiseumSan Francisco Record: (20-21)Oakland Record: (21-20)Winning pitcher – Chad Gaudin (3-1)Losing pitcher – Barry Zito (3-5)San Francisco Runs: 3, Hits: 10, Errors: 0Oakland Runs: 15, Hits: 14, Err…
Congratulations to Laurel Krahn, she’s marrying her sweetheart Kevin at the Minnesota Twins game this Saturday. Laurel’s another of the first cadre of Webloggers from back in 1998. Her current web project’s TV Picks, where she points you at what’s worth your TV time, which grew out of her love for the series Homicide. She’s [...]
Andy Ihnatko (a very happy man when I saw him this evening) says Boston will now talk about history as before and after tonight. My friend Michael, a lifelong Sox fan, reflects in his journal.
Symbolic? We’ll see what happens. Congratulations to the Red Sox for winning one hell of a championship series.
Not bad for a boy from San Francisco: History knows Joseph Paul DiMaggio as the great Yankee outfielder, yet scholars also know him as a brilliant inventor. To this day, we use his gravity-fed coffee-making machine. You pay homage to him, Sophie, whenever you sip a “cup of Joe.” As the fully ordained “Yankee Clipper,” [...]
A local business created a wireless hot-spot for fans at Portland’s PGE Field by lighting up a section of the bleachers with 802.11 from their office next to the ballpark. But PGE Field has Comcast cable as an official sponsor, so the park’s management has become grumpy. I guess they’re upset that Portland’s WiFi hobbyists [...]
Related to the discussion of Moneyball, the Baseball Prospectus considers the role of the Winner’s Curse on bidding on talent. The curse is a side effect when bidding on something whose true value will not be known until after the auction; such as baseball players and oil leases; but the bidders have some information that [...]
Consider this: The Oakland A’s, with a payroll of around 40 million, win as many or more games than the New York Yankees, whose payroll is over three times as large. Why did this happen? Billy Beane, the A’s general manager, has discovered three things: Bill James, arbitrage, and that the intuition of a Major [...]
[ via Avram Grumer ] Everyone’s coming up with work for Iraqi spokescritter and eternal optimist: Mohammad Saeed Al-Sahhaf. How about a gig with the vile and hated New York Yankees? I swear to you by all that is holy that the moon will run crimson with the blood of the Boston infidels before this [...]
Tim Robbins spoke to the National Press Club soon after the Baseball Hall of Fame cancelled an event celebrating Bull Durham because of the anti-war views of Robbins and his partner and co-star Susan Sarandon; Thank you. And thanks for the invitation. I had originally been asked here to talk about the war and our [...]
It’s baseball season, and my friend Michael sat across from SF Giant Slugger Barry Bonds at dinner last Saturday.
Just when you think things couldn’t get worse, Dusty Baker’s leaving the Giants. What next? A plauge of nano-replicators run amock, converting everyone’s libraries into copies of Left Behind?