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No More Tag Entries Despite an early deficit, the Diamondbacks are making up ground in the NL West. Also, a conversation with Chris Sale, and tons of notes from scouts and front-office types.
understands as well as anyone that the improbable can happen for baseball. All he has to do is think back to Game One of the 1988 World Series, when he hit one of the most unlikely and dramatic Kirk Gibson home runs in baseball history that sparked the Dodgers to an upset victory over the Athletics. Read the full article...
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June 12, 2012 9:09 am
First in the NL Central, first in our hearts, 25th in our Hit List. Five baseball reenactment videos perhaps worth watching.
Grant Brisbee reposted a thing that Matthew Callen had posted of a bunch of kids in Kenya recreating the 1986 World Series. Well, there's no topping that, so reposts away! Read the full article... Gerardo Parra might be making a push for more playing time.
The Monday Takeaway
All ’s pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning of last night’s game did was push the Diamondbacks’ lead from 4-1 to 5-1. But in the mind of manager Gerardo Parra , it might prove more significant than a meaningless insurance run in a relatively comfortable victory over the Pirates. Kirk Gibson
The homer was the first extra-base hit in 19 at-bats for Parra, who was relegated to a timeshare when general manager
inked Kevin Towers to a two-year, $15 million deal this past winter. That move was widely considered a surprise, mostly because Parra—a 24-year-old coming off a 3.5 Jason Kubel season—did plenty to endear himself to the organization and little to warrant a demotion. WARP Read the full article... Did Bruce Bochy step over the line in having an opponent's scout removed from a team practice?
There was not a whole lot of bad blood between the Giants and Angels coming out of the 2002 World Series, and a decade later, the wounds inflicted on this then-12-year-old fan have mostly healed. The sight of a rally monkey still makes me cringe, but there is no longer any internal debate as to which Los Angeles-area franchise I find less tolerable.
Wednesday’s tiff between Angels scout and Giants manager Jeff Schugel won’t do much to change that, but it does raise the issue of talent evaluators’ access to other teams’ facilities. Bochy Bruce Bochy told CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly that he was putting his players through a “fundamental drill,” and intimated that rival scouts have no place at such activities. Read the full article...
A look at how World Series icons performed after their October heroics
September 30, 2011 5:06 pm
Now that the regular season has wrapped up, here's a look at who BP staffers think should win the major awards.
Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the major player awards (MVP,
, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's predictions may be found Cy Young later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results.
For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has
been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received. Read the full article...
October 19, 2010 11:00 am
The legendary homer during the 1988 World Series was one of the most unexpected moments in baseball history.
It should not have come as surprise, I guess, that September day in 1993 in Yankee Stadium when
pitched a no-hitter against the Jim Abbott . Certainly, covering a man with one hand pitching a no-hitter wasn’t any more out of the ordinary than covering a man with no legs hitting a game-winning home run off a Hall of Fame pitcher, changing the entire course of a World Series. Cleveland Indians
Technically, on that October night in 1988,
had two legs, not none. It was just that neither of them worked, which is something of handicap when it comes to playing baseball. Kirk Gibson Read the full article...
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