Hello, I’m jrockies and a member of Purple Row. Every day I post a baseball related quote to the site noted as "JFK’s Quote of the Day." I have, however, come up with a problem. Most of the quotes I have are from former players/coaches (Berra, Mayes, Hornsby, Peter Uueberroth, etc.) or older authors and sports writers (Boswell, Russell Baker, Kahn, etc.) and I don’t have many from players and writers of today’s period. As an attempt to build my list of quotes I have decided to ask the different baseball communities around SBNation to help me out. I don’t get to read local articles for non-Denver teams very often and I know that players have said something wise/funny/absurd that should be remembered somewhere ("These are thin mints. I put them in the freezer. My favorites. So good." ~Reds outfielder Adam Dunn, on the Girl Scout cookies he keeps in his locker) So here is the challenge: In the comments section post your all-time favorite baseball quotes (I don’t have all of them) and your favorite quotes you’ve heard from around the league in recent years. For the next two weeks I will post my quote of the day in the comments here. Thanks, jrockies JFK
So I was all like "Where the bleep is Pedro Alvarez?" and I realized the table was sorted in the opposite order. Pedro is tied for the third most volatile hitter so far, and the most volatile in the NL. Most volatile in the majors is Albert Pujols, by a ridiculous margin.
And making headlines! "The Lotte Giants’ Youman is the most difficult player to play against. His face is too black, so it is hard to bat because his white teeth and the ball confuses me when he smiles on the mound." whoooooooops
Francisco Liriano has been great so far this year! This breaks down how he has done it and if he can continue.
Hello Pirates fans. I went to the Cubs/Pirates game today and got some pretty good shots of Locke and Gomez so I thought I'd leave them here for you all. Enjoy!
Big piece where MLB has apparently flipped Tony Bosch, the guy who was running South Florida's Biogenesis clinic.
Jeff Passan writes that he spoke with a long time scout who says the Pirates have the best collection of prospects in baseball and he's "not sure it's close". Mostly it's an article that talks about some of the lower level guys like Glasnow, Kingham, Bell, Polanco and Hanson, while giving a shout out to Cole and Taillon.
This is a link to a cracked.com articled about REAL pirates taking all sorts of people back then because of their pragmatic nature. They wanted to get monies and didn't care how or with who. As long everybody was on board and ready to disregard any moral obligation to get paid. It doesnt matter. Obviously we are post moneyball book and movie wise but when I read this(and take the facts for what they are worth at cracked.com aka who knows but its entertaining and sounds right) I find irony in the parallels Aj Burnett? Gaby Sanchez? Jason Grilli? Melancon? Travis Snider? Liriano? even Barmes. At some point somebody didnt want these dudes for reasons one or some other. but hey........ i like watching them a lot more then those Disney pirates.