I am of two minds when it comes to the Padres’ unexpected success in 2010. It is satisfying to know that a team that had the second lowest payroll in baseball and that was given little chance at finishing anywhere other than last in the National League West notched 90 wins (fourth most in 42 [...]
first pitch: 5:05 p.m., PT television: FOX matchup: Chris Carpenter (15-8, 3.09 ERA) vs John Maine (6-5, 3.60 ERA) buy tickets Who is John Maine, and how did he put up such good numbers this season? He coughed up a few too many homers, but opponents hit just .212/.287/.399 against him; not too shabby.
first pitch: 1:30 p.m., PT television: FOX matchup: Rich Harden (4-0, 4.24 ERA) vs Kenny Rogers (17-8, 3.84 ERA) buy tickets It snowed in Detroit on Thursday. Forecast for Friday afternoon calls for temperatures in the mid-40s and precipitation. Yuck.
My wife and I are heading over to The Field before Saturday night’s game at Petco. If anyone wants to join us, we’ll be there about 5:30 p.m. and probably stick around till 6:30 or 7. I don’t care what the odds are; I haven’t been to a playoff game in 20 years and I [...]
Wow. That Twins-A’s game yesterday was about as good as it gets. I actually managed to watch the entire game virtually uninterrupted (except for a brief spot in the top of the fourth when Fox Family Channel disappeared for about two minutes). I’ll make a few quick observations, as someone who doesn’t follow either team [...]