These three teams have had similarly disappointing seasons despite moderate expectations and medium-to-high payrolls.
The American League and a classic American songwriter. If it gets better than this, Steven Goldman doesn’t want to know.
As if they didn’t have enough in common, Randy Johnson is aping one of Nolan Ryan’s most ignominious achievements.
It’s one thing if a manager believes that intentionally walking Bonds is the best strategy to winning a game. And the game is close. I think the intentional walk is a bad strategy anyway, but I can respect that we have different opinions (me and the manager). But if a team is out of contention, or it’s a blowout, they should pitch to Bonds. If baseball is a sport, and it is, it’s only sporting to let him hit if the outcome of the game isn’t in question.