Teams with big division leads–or who have nothing left to shoot for–can manage their injuries in a way that teams fighting for a playoff spot cannot. See how pitchers in a variety of situations are being handled in today’s UTK.
The Red Sox and Angels took body blows this weekend, but at least they’re not the Brewers.
The Bay Area sparked conversation this week, from greatness on one side to ugliness on the other.
When Bonds passes Aaron, if not before, there will be a rush to anoint him as the greatest something. Greatest home run hitter. Greatest actor in a non-singing part in a musical. Greatest beer and cheese combination. Greatest baseball player. This would be extremely short-sighted. To displace Ruth as the greatest ballplayer of all time, the aspirant must meet a higher standard. If the greatest baseball player is measured not just in muscles and eye-hand coordination but in his impact on sports and society as a whole, then Babe Ruth owns the title and has never lost it, never wavered in his possession of it, and never will.