I wrote this awhile ago, on the eve of the SF Giants run of World Series championships--wins that would have thrilled my late father. With the possibility that the hated Dodgers could win this year's Series, I thought I'd reprint this. The NY Giants won the World Series in 1954, sweeping the Cleveland Indians. The … Continue reading Me, My Dad and Baseball
So I'll meet you at the bottom If there really is one They always told me when you hit it you'll know it But I've been falling so long It's like gravity's gone And I'm just floating" --Gravity's Gone, Drive-By Truckers Last year, when the Red Sox went an incredible 7-20 in the month of … Continue reading Red Sox Collapse, Part Deux
OK, OK enough about the collapse. We get it. A distracted and defeated manager felt betrayed by players and lost control of some monstrous egos. The team often played without emotion, with poor fundamentals and had several players become out of shape at the end of the year. The management was distracted by the moneymaking … Continue reading Red Sox Reborn
On September 1, Boston was in first place in the American League East. The Sox had a half-game lead over the Yankees for the division title and a nine game lead over Tampa Bay for the American League playoff wild card slot. The Sox had a .610 winning percentage. Over the final month of the … Continue reading The 2011 Red Sox Collapse
The brilliant Joe Posnanski* notes that EVERYONE will be talking about the 2013 baseball Hall of Fame elections: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa all become eligible. It will sort out what everyone feels about the steroid era. * I could save a lot of time and effort just by reposting Joe on baseball … Continue reading The Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions Were Boring This Year. Just Wait!
Update: San Francisco gets to celebrate as the Giants hold the Rangers at bay to win World Series Willie Mays, 79, watched from home Monday night and told the San Francisco Chronicle he had to leave the room after the last out. "Oh, man, I don't get overly excited about baseball, but looking at these … Continue reading For My Dad: Go Giants!
At the beginning of this month, Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Globe Peter Abraham posted this on the paper's blog: "Road to ruin or recovery?" The basic gist of the piece--by the end of May, after playing 20 out of 23 games against pennant contenders, we'll know whether the Sox (at the time … Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers–Red Sox Edition
Posted via email from syruckus's posterous Sally Jenkins is a talented sportswriter, having written for Sports Illustrated and now for the Washington Post. She was also the writer of Lance Armstrong's as-told-to bestseller "It's Not About The Bike." She was in Syracuse on Monday to watch Washington National-to-be phenom Stephen Strasburg pitch for the Chiefs … Continue reading Washington Post’s Sally Jenkins Really Dislikes Syracuse