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Phillies "Big Four" could be best ever

Phillies "Big Four" could be best ever
December 20, 2010 No Comments »

Lebron, Wade, and Bosh? The Phillies have done one better than the Miami Heat. With the acquisition of free agent left-hander Cliff Lee last week, the Philadelphia Phillies established a foursome of starting pitchers that rival the greatest in the ... Read More »

Feller was great pitcher, greater American

Feller was great pitcher, greater American
December 16, 2010 No Comments »

When a much different America suffered its "9/11" moment, Bob Feller - the best pitcher in baseball - didn't hesitate to take action. On December 8, 1941, one day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Feller voluntarily enlisted in the ... Read More »

In Crawford, Red Sox are getting unique talent

In Crawford, Red Sox are getting unique talent
December 10, 2010 No Comments »

Up to now, Carl Crawford has collected lots of hits, put up a high batting average, stolen tons of bases, and hit lots of triples while also showing some punch as a home run threat now and again. He's done ... Read More »

Jeter faces tough odds in his late 30s

Jeter faces tough odds in his late 30s
December 8, 2010 No Comments »

Being the shortstop for the Yankees seems to be what Derek Jeter was born to do, but few players have ever played shortstop regularly for any team after the age of 36. In order for the Yankees to get their ... Read More »

Five moves that helped land Gillick in the Hall

Five moves that helped land Gillick in the Hall
December 6, 2010 No Comments »

Normally, trading a future Hall of Fame player is the death knell for a major league general manager. But when Pat Gillick did it he laid the groundwork for historic success. In 1999, Gillick, with impressive credentials on his resume, ... Read More »

Santo long overdue for Hall of Fame honor

Santo long overdue for Hall of Fame honor
December 3, 2010 No Comments »

In one of the the worst cases of Hall of Fame voting in the history of that wonderful organization, Ron Santo failed to earn induction despite his obvious qualifications. It was puzzling to many who saw him in his prime. ... Read More »

Felix Hernandez finally gets respect as best starter in baseball

Felix Hernandez finally gets respect as best starter in baseball
December 1, 2010 No Comments »

For the last two seasons Felix Hernandez has been the best starting pitcher in the game, period. King Felix's last two seasons on the mound stack up with some of the best pitching by any starter in the last 35 ... Read More »

Evaluating the Hall of Fame's Expansion Era Ballot

Evaluating the Hall of Fame's Expansion Era Ballot
November 30, 2010 1 Comment »

Next week the Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the results of a veterans committee election that considers 12 candidates from the Expansion Era. It's the first election in the new Hall of Fame balloting process that has the voting ... Read More »

Remembering Cecil Travis on Veterans Day

Remembering Cecil Travis on Veterans Day
November 11, 2010 1 Comment »

Veterans Day is a day to remember and thank those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Some gave their lives. Even those who came back from war have given up much for our country. In the history of ... Read More »

Remembering Ernie Harwell

Remembering Ernie Harwell
May 6, 2010 No Comments »

I don’t have to tell the people of Michigan how wonderful Ernie Harwell was, or how important he was to this state. It seems there isn’t a man, woman, or child over the age of 10 in Michigan who doesn’t ... Read More »