No Padre has ever hit for a cycle, but as far as interesting achievements go, they’ve done much better.
In the midst of an offensive breakout, Adam Jones agrees to a six-year extension.
One of the most underrated players of his generation, Mike Cameron, has decided to hang up the spikes.
Certainty changes everything. Baseball’s exciting, if for no other reason, because the Devil Rays–an abjectly bad franchise–can beat the Yankees every couple of times they meet. Unlike in football, the outcome of a single contest between a defending champion and a perennial cellar-dweller is relatively uncertain, thus every game has the ability to provide a legitimate sense of drama. It’s the lack of certainty that makes it the greatest sport in the world.
Continuing our discussion from last week on how to build a team at Coors Field, this time, from the run-prevention side.
I can think of only one good thing about Ken Griffey Jr.’s injury: it’s a legend in the making, right up there with the Curse of the Bambino, and it reinforces why baseball is the greatest game on earth.