Tag Archive for ‘chase_headley’ rss

False Expectation

For the working magician, the best tool in his toolbox is a little thing we like to call the false expectation. If played right, it can stun an audience into total submission. 1973 Draft Need a break from the current season? My article on the ’73 amateur draft is now up at Hardball Times. Where’s [...]

Friday Links (21 Sep 07)

I love a pennant race. We made it out to all four games against the Pirates this week — even got to sit in Toyota Terrace on Thursday. I try to do that once a year because they keep all the riff-raff out of that level. Hey, wait, I’m the riff-raff. Anyway, the Padres are [...]

Philosophy Makes My Head Hurt

My degree is in English (hey, it’s my native tongue), but I minored in philosophy. I finished six units shy of a double major. Then, just before my senior year, my head exploded. We’re speaking in metaphors here. I’m okay, thanks for asking. Philosophy isn’t without its uses. As a discipline, it can be a [...]

Blum, Bocachica, and a Slice of History

Eight series wins in a row? Really, I had no idea. Greg Maddux brought his A-game on Wednesday night (recap | boxscore), and Geoff Blum and Hiram Bocachica led the offense en route to a — Say what? Blum and Boca-who-ca? Yep. Blum drove in four runs on the evening, doubling his season total. All [...]

Two-Hit Wonder

For the second time this season, the Padres won despite collecting just two hits. Tuesday night’s contest (recap | boxscore) might not have been pretty, but last I checked, there aren’t any bonus points for style. Although Chris Young wasn’t at his best, he battled for seven innings and kept his team in the game. [...]

How Virtuous Is Patience?

I needed a break from the Padres, so I trekked up to Elsinore to watch the Storm instead on Tuesday. I saw a good game, but it sounds like I missed an even better one (recap | box score). Although it’s hard to offer meaningful commentary on a game I didn’t see, I’m glad to [...]

When Is Zero Greater Than Sixteen?

The story was supposed to be Jake Peavy‘s 16 strikeouts and complete dominance. The story was supposed to be Terrmel Sledge‘s opposite field home run off sinkerballer Brandon Webb. The story was supposed to be anything but what it became. It’s a credit to the Padres’ bullpen that a two-run lead headed to the eighth [...]