Category Archives: 2016 Season

YANKEES – SIT TIGHT AND WAIT IT OUT

If there is one thing the 2015 season demonstrated, it’s that younger (read athletically) constructed teams were the ones who played well into October. In essence, speed kills. Whether you’re talkingimages-1 about a fast ball consistently in the 95-97 mph range (Mets starters) or quick thinking and athleticism on the base paths, or swift and reliable ball tracking in the outfield (Royals on both counts)  – all winning teams (add the Cubs, Astros, and Pirates too) have speed as a common thread between them. Continue reading

PICKING OFF THE LOW HANGING FRUIT……

A quick look at the Transaction Wire over the past few days reveals that general managers are picking the low hanging fruit of the free agent market in an attempt to either bolster the depth of their team, or (more likely) hoping to catch lightning in a bottle by signing a player who underperformed or was injured last season.

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VIN SCULLY – AN AMERICAN ICON

The other night, Vin Scully was presented with the 635764767173697623-SW10-VIN-0624-25147461Bush Award See the MLB video here). True to form, he was able to recount numerous stories about the former President ( George H.W.) off the top of his head while maintaining the “folksy”  laid back image baseball fans have come to love.

If you don’t already know, 2016 will be his final year of broadcasting baseball. It’s been a career that spans 67 years! InsideSocalThink about it. When he began his journey, World War Two was still a fresh wound and Neil Armstrong was only 17 years old. Paul McCartney was an infant and Richard Nixon was still 21 years away from the White House. Continue reading