Chiba legend, and all-around-good-guy, Bobby Valentine, is reportedly about to assume control of the dugout at Fenway Park. After a ponderous perusal of several possible Terry Francona replacements, Valentine has emerged as the front-runner and looks set to take over once contract terms are settled. We spent a day hanging with Mr. Valentine back during [...]
I’m starting an irregular tradition, although there are better things, even on this site, I could be doing with my time. I’m giving our loyal and friendly readers, which would be you, something to talk about on a day with no game. I’m going to pathetically brag, in the hope that you will one up [...]
Robert Whiting wrote about the remarkable equalizing power of athletes such as Matsui, Ichiro, and Matsuzaka in the FCCJ. A choice selection from the article: Then there was also the fact that every year during spring training, Matsui took the Yankees-beat writers out to dinner, perhaps the only Yankee in the history of the franchise [...]
Tampa Bay Devil Rays second baseman, and former Tokyo Yakult Swallows slugger, Akinori Iwamura, had his appeal to reduce the severity of his three-game suspension rejected. He will sit out the rest of the series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates and the first game of the Boston Red Sox series that is scheduled for Monday.