The Natch: The Designated Fence Sitter

It’s the most wonderful time of year, but this isn’t Christmas. It’s that time of the baseball season when the Phillies are in Seattle, the Yankees are in Wrigley, and Ben Francisco is a designated hitter. Ah, Interleague play, my favorite time of year. The only time of year that almost breeds as much anger, … Continue reading The Natch: The Designated Fence Sitter

The Phillies are in debt. No, I’m not kidding.

The LA Times reported this morning that nine MLB teams, including the Phillies, are in violation of MLB’s debt service rules. While other teams on the list (Mets, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Nationals, Marlins and Tigers) are not surprising, seeing the Cubs and Phillies on the list is quite a shocker. Perhaps even more shocking is … Continue reading The Phillies are in debt. No, I’m not kidding.

Selig to Compress Playoffs

All I have to say is about damn time. Bud Selig stated that he plans to tighten the playoff schedule so that teams won’t be playing into November. It all stemmed from when Angels coach Mark Scioscia complained that both the Yankees and Angels played only eight games apiece in 20 days before game 6 of the … Continue reading Selig to Compress Playoffs

Selig Considering Rose’s Reinstatement

Bud Selig is “seriously considering” reinstating Pete Rose to baseball so he would be eligible for a Hall of Fame nomination. Rose was banned after being accused of betting on baseball. If Rose is allowed back into baseball, he would make his first appearance on the ballot. 65 members of the Hall’s selection committee can … Continue reading Selig Considering Rose’s Reinstatement