Tag Archives: Wild Card

The United States of Jeter

A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps. And then the lighting of the lamps. As summer unofficially ends, the 2014 MLB season concluded with a terrific run of postseason playoff games, it seemed the majority of them decided by a run … Continue reading

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Tough-luck Buck

Buck Showalter was a fine minor-league first baseman in the Yankees farm system. He had the poor luck of being at that position when Don Mattingly was bashing all those home runs. Showalter was then given the job of managing … Continue reading

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Unusual Opening Day for Yankees and Movie with the Literal Hollywood Ending

Yesterday, also Good Friday for the Western Church and the start of Passover at sundown for all Jews, happened to be Opening Day for the New York Yankees—first pitch after 3 p.m. It wound up the first Opening Day meltdown … Continue reading

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New York Mets Will Do Something Great May 27

My (Evander’s) heart sings, wild (card) thing. It is not over Major League Baseball announcing the extra Wild Card rounds this season. Rather, it is the return of Banner Day. Originally the staple of a once-a-year, between-games doubleheader at Shea … Continue reading

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Yankees Trade Young Bat and Catching Prospect for Young Pitching, and Ink Innings’ Eater

Pending an official announcement, the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners, franchises with a history (A-Rod, Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Jay Buhner, plus probably the greatest five-game Division Series ever [October 1995]), have completed a swap that will … Continue reading

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Top Ten Baseball Stories in 2011

Here comes my (Evander’s, admittedly subjective) Top Ten Baseball Stories and News in 2011. 10. Moneyball is released to theaters on September 23 9. Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 career hits, and Jim Thome reaches 600 career home runs 8. Albert … Continue reading

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Peace in Our Time

Major League Baseball has a new labor agreement thro December 2016. As part of the deal, players will be tested for Human Growth Hormone and the minimum salary will approach half-a-million dollars a year. There will be no NBA-style season-disruptions … Continue reading

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