The other day, his son launched a deep shot out of the infield and proclaimed it a grand slam by Troy Tulowitzki.
Aw man, even Michael Cuddyer’s son doesn’t want to grow up to be Michael Cuddyer.
Milestones and records become secondary when you’re playing a team sport and have a goal of progressing into the playoffs, if I can give the team enough innings, enough quality innings to put us in a position to win games, that’s what it’s about.
Jamie Moyer is apparently getting just as sick of stories about his age as the rest of us are.
Derek wants to play until he’s 45, whether the Yankees will let him do it, I don’t know. We’ll see if they offer him another contract (after 2013). But Derek still has a lot left in him.
Oh God, the “Jamie Moyer is old” stories are bad enough. Can you imagine if we had to deal with the same thing but about Derek Jeter? That would be the worst.
I really don’t know what Bobby’s trying to do, but that’s not the way we go about our stuff here. He’ll figure that out. The whole team is behind Youk.
Oh jeez, even Pedroia is weighing in on Bobby V now. This is going to get worse before it gets better. For the Red Sox, I mean. For the rest of us it’s still pretty great.
So I had three months or so to kind of prepare for it. The part about spring training, I was there for all the games. I just knew I couldn’t do it.
This is Pat Burrell talking about how injuries have forced him to step away from the game. I know, I thought this was a Brett Cecil quote too.
With replay going in the NFL, and replay now in the NBA, you kind of start going, ‘That’s one of those calls that changes the game
Don Mattingly is advocating for the use of more instant replay in Major League Baseball and, of course, he’s totally right. Unfortunately, he’s advocating for change in Major League Baseball so don’t hold your breath.
It doesn’t seem like it’s going to be one of those that you can really push through, it’s certainly frustrating. I don’t like missing time, I like being in there, being productive
I don’t like you missing time, either, Lance Berkman. It forces me to use quotes about Michael Cuddyer.
Because I think he would’ve been safe if he slides correctly. If the pitcher would’ve recognized it earlier and he would’ve just gotten out easily, then obviously it’s a bad play. Ideally, it’s not the best situation when the hitter at the plate has two strikes, because if the pitch is delivered, then I have to swing or I’m out and the inning’s over. But I think it was a gutsy play and I think he got it correct. It was just that he didn’t slide the proper way.
Jose Bautista is a master of neutrality. There is absolutely no way that Brett Lawrie trying to steal home wasn’t totally insane, yet Jose is making me think that all I know is that my gut says maybe.
When the Milwaukee speedster blew through a a stop sign from Brewers third-base coach Ed Sedar on Wednesday night to score the winning run in a 3-2 win over the Dodgers (despite evidently being out to everyone in the world except umpire Mike Dimuro), he wasn’t talking about it after the game. Reports are that teammates are texting that it wasn’t actually Morgan who made the play – it was Tony Plush.
Because I always like to end with something involving Nyjer Morgan, let’s end with something involving Nyjer Morgan. This also happens to be the play that sent Mattingly on his replay rant, but that’s beside the point. I’m more concerned with the fact that Morgan now claims his alter-egos are making plays instead of him and his teammates may or may not legitimately believe it (I’m choosing to believe that they do). Nyjer Morgan is still kind of awesome. And still really weird.