It’s an all-AL East episode, as Ben and substitute co-host Jason Wojciechowski discuss a counterproductive proposal to fix what ails the Yankees, then talk about the latest Bobby Valentine controversy.
What we wrote the last time Roger Clemens came back.
Ben and Sam revisit the trade that sent Dan Haren to the Angels in light of Haren’s down year and Tyler Skaggs’ debut for the Diamondbacks, then talk about how Derek Jeter has remained productive at age 38 and examine whether the Yankees are in any trouble in the AL East.
The Rangers and Giants will probably both be playoff teams, but two other virtual locks for October, the Yankees and Nationals, made them look bad last night.
Ben and Sam discuss the impact of CC Sabathia’s elbow soreness on the Yankees’ short- and long-term outlooks, and the difference between winning a division and winning a wild card under the new playoff format.
Ben and Sam discuss two players exceeding all expectations in 2012: R.A. Dickey and Eric Chavez.
Felix Hernandez shut out the Yankees on Saturday, and he did it without throwing many pitches.
A fan tries to field a foul ball and falls on the field instead.
Some teams that could be buyers could have a harder time landing certain targets because of problems on the farm.
Ben and Sam discuss Ichiro’s trade to the Yankees and the Tigers-Marlins swap.
Two major-league teams are bereft of new blood on one side of the ball this season.
A hardcore baseball fan falls out of love with the game, then tries to dig up his old affection.
Alex Rodriguez had an extraordinary prime, but he’s aging much more like an average player, and that’s not good news for the Yankees.
Doug examines R.A. Dickey’s mechanics to see how Dickey does things most knuckleballers couldn’t dream of.
Why anyone who thinks the Yankees’ reliance on the home run is a problem should stop worrying and learn to love the three-run bomb.
It’s not easy when kids want to root for their own stupid teams.