A.J. Pierzynski gets in the ring, it’s not Tony Womack’s fault, Joe Mauer struts his stuff, and the Commish is proud of a few things.
Anonymity rules at the Winter Meetings, a few GMs self-diagnose, and everyone reacts to the trades and free agent signings around the league.
Florida newspapers were hopping this week with continued coverage of the fire sale redux, plus some not-so-nice words about the hunt for a new stadium. Also: Billy Wagner burns the bridge to Philadelphia, and the Mets may trade the Bensons.
It’s the time of year where teams look to fill GM vacancies, which means it’s Dave Stewart time. Also: Kevin Millar comments on the breakup of The Idiots, Neifi Perez has more job security than both Paul Konerko and Frank Thomas, and Doug Melvin has some ideas to make the game fairer.
Theo Epstein resigns in Beantown, Tampa and Philly solve their own GM problems, and the Gold Gloves are announced.
The White Sox win the World Series, the Astros wait until next year, Ozzie Guillen lives in a man’s world, and Paul DePodesta is fired in L.A.
The Astros defeat the Cardinals, Ozzie Guillen’s still at it, Journey’s a manly band, and a classy outfielder hangs ’em up.
Players react to the officiating in the Angels-White Sox series, the coaching staff turnover begins, and White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is just…wow.
The Astros react to their historic clinching game, the White Sox move on, David Wells may retire, and Eric Gagne sounds off about the Dodgers.
A.J. Burnett gets sent packing, Mike Piazza gets sent off gracefully, Bernie Williams has a few more weeks before he gets sent off, and playoff-bound teams rejoice.
Lou Piniella calls it quits, Hawk Harrelson’s still proud to be a homer, Ozzie Guillen’s turning to soap operas, and Rafael Palmeiro threw Miguel Tejada under a bus.
Neifi Perez wants to come back…as a starter, Keith Foulke is a little upset, Leo Mazzone takes a beaning, Delmon Young wants some respect, and Barry Bonds returns.
Jeff Kent doesn’t like baseball and wishes he started a fight with Barry Bonds, Charlie Manuel knows clutch, Kyle Lohse takes out a door, and Mike Morse gets acquainted with Triple Jeopardy.
Tony La Russa has some words about sabermetrics, Rafael Palmeiro drowns out the boos, Jim Bowden does things the Max Power way, and David Wells comes full circle.
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