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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

During Monday night’s St. Louis Cardinals loss to the last-place (and worst record in baseball) Pittsburgh Pirates, Albert Pujols was 3-for-5 with a double, raising his batting average to .322.
I know this stat is not important to saber heads (please bear with us), but for this argument it is imperative.
Meanwhile, on the west coast, Cincinnati’s [...]

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

Phil Hughes, aka as Phranchise, will start Tuesday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners and Cliff Lee. Hughes, though, had his last start skipped out on the West Coast trip through Arizona and Los Angeles.
The reason? After throwing mostly in relief last year, he is on an innings limit this season, with the Yankees likely [...]

What Jim Joyce SHOULD Have Done After Blowing Armando Galaragga’s Perfect Game

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

It was two seasons ago in a men’s wood bat summer league game. It is a good league, with great competition, plus many former (and at least one current) major leaguers as alumni.
I was base umpire, situated behind the pitcher’s mound in a two-man team. Man on first, one out, late in a tied game.
Batter [...]

Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland Puts Unnecessary Pitch Count on Justin Verlander

Friday, May 14th, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

He was one of the last of a dying breed, and old school manager who made decisions on his gut instinct more often than the computer printouts. He was always smoking in the hallway leading to the clubhouse and swearing like a sailor would on a three-day weekend pass.
Jim Leyland was a bench coach with [...]

Monday, April 19th, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

The event occurred after my college career was over and I was several seasons into one of the various semi-pro leagues I played in during the summer. Make no mistake about the quality of “summer ball,” as these were some of the most competitive seasons we ever played. A regular season was usually a 40-game schedule played over [...]

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

Today is March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, and many people across this world are celebrating the Luck of the Irish, enjoying corned beef and cabbage their one time for the year, and getting their drink on.
This day also marks the 91st anniversary of the birth of the greatest natural baseball player who ever lived. A [...]

Jeter Will Go Out on His Own Terms

Monday, February 1st, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

The Yankees will re-sign Jeter to an approximate 10-year, $200 million contract extension before, during or immediately after the 2010 season. Derek will then be a Yankee forever, and the long contract will eliminate all speculation about his future. But the key to this deal is that the Yankees won’t have to pay out the entire contract.

Monday, January 4th, 2010 by JoeDelGrippo

The Bay signing is a terrible deal for the Mets and Minaya, but takes care of the impatient fans and New York media for the Mets to “do something.” The Yankees made a couple of big trades to help their team get better, but Minaya was doing nothing.