Los Angeles Angels 1963 Pinwheel. Yes, please.Read more
hermitologist: Got a package from the Productive Outs merch store today. Really stoked on how these tees and hats came out. If you’re interested, you can pick them (and other things) up here. Yes please.Read more
Thanks to a consistent (and considerable) recent history of upper management that would screw up a two-car funeral if you spotted it the hearse, the Pirates haven’t finished a season above .500 since 1992, and discovered that the barrel might not even have a bottom to scrape in 2010, when they lost 105 games.
Most teams have to settle for one or two lousy bobbleheads, but not those lucky bastards in San Francisco.Read more
Throwbacks that need to make a comeback.Read more
latimes: The Dodgers’ perfect response to the ridiculous brawl last night with the San Diego Padres. Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch, sparking a dugout-clearing brawl that left Greinke with a broken collarbone. Read more details on the fight’s fallout over at […]Read more
mightyflynn: PNC Park March 31, 2013 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Photo by Dejan Kovacevic God, I love baseball.Read more
More, please. Photo by zapata! photoRead more
What he [Bud Selig] will never say is that Jeffrey Loria is a far worse owner than Frank McCourt on his divorcingest day. He is the Voltron of awful owners. Like McCourt, Loria didn’t have a whole lot of money; he bought his controlling stake in the Expos for $75 million Canadian, around $67 million U.S. at the time. Like Rachel Phelps in “Major League,” Loria did everything possible to destroy his franchise in an effort to move it. Like Dan Snyder, he allowed his megalomania to influence personnel decisions. And like nobody else, he hoarded massive checks from MLB while passing along the bill for the stadium to the taxpayers.
Loria’s Marlins soaked the taxpayers for some 80 percent of the cost of new Marlins Park. By the time it opened in 2012, some $2.4 billion in debt service was strapped onto the backs of taxpayers. Talk about publicly funded.
It was one thing when this band of liars the players’ union once slapped for pocketing revenue sharing money and not spending enough on, you know, players, promised to change its ways once the new park was in place.
It was one thing when Loria and his little henchman David Samson swaggered into that New York tavern at 12:01 a.m. last November on the first day clubs could negotiate with free agents and made a big show for Jose Reyes.
It is quite another thing when one year later Loria and Co. are shipping Reyes – and everyone else they signed last winter – across international borders in some sort of twisted joke that even the World Trade Organization surely will condemn in coming days.
Thanks to Zach for the link.Read more