Aaron Judge surprised Yankees fans by asking about Aaron Judge

There are few stories out of April more exciting than that of Aaron Judge. It’s unlikely he can maintain his current pace, hitting .316/.420/.744 with a monster 14 home runs, but there’s no doubt he’s the great hope of the Yankees future. He’s an exciting player, and a very, very, very tall dude. His bio…

“Pitch” was a one season gift

After a long period of uncertainty, the official word came down this week that Fox would not be renewing “Pitch” for a second season. This seemed like an inevitable conclusion after the series failed to maintain its initial viewership, did not get picked up for extra season one episodes, and was left in limbo for…

Review: Brockmire “Rally Cap”

There is nothing like a well-called baseball game. In this era, when so many announcers are former players brought in for chuckles and color commentary, there are fewer and fewer true “team voices.” Vin Scully has called his last Dodgers broadcast (we can hope he might come back for a World Series run, can’t we?),…

Top 10 most ridiculous minor league team names

It’s no secret for anyone who has known me for any length of time that I love minor league teams. I’m not over the top crazy about following prospects, though it is a lot of fun to see future stars in the making. No, my love of the minor league system is entirely based in…

Review: Pitch – “Wear It”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch. Pitch changed things up a bit this week, narrowing the focus on Ginny’s struggle with her sudden fame, rather than her interactions with the team. The flashback scenes as well were from the same week as the bulk of the episode. Ginny, it…

Review: Pitch – “Alfonzo Guzman-Chavez”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch. I’ll give Pitch this, they certainly know about the ebbs and flows of the real baseball season. Following the All-Star Break (early July), this episode is all about the trade deadline (July 31). Everyone in the Padres clubhouse is on pins and needles leading…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 30

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. The incredible true story of a young baseball prospect who became a hit man for the mob. How historic is the Cubs/Cleveland match up? Well a whole lot of fans weren’t alive the last time either club won a World Series. Sports Illustrated imagines how social…

Review: Pitch – “The Break”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch. It’s the All-Star break in San Diego. With only one player–Mike Lawson–expected to be on the roster, Ginny and Blip have made their own plans for the annual week-long summer break from baseball activities. Blip, who has never been named to the team, will…

Review: Pitch – “Beanball”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch.   Last week I asked “What was up with that final scene between Mike and Amelia?” and my question was answered in the opening frames of episode three as we pan over their discarded clothing and find the two enjoying a nice morning…

Review: Pitch – “The Interim”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch When we last saw Ginny Baker, she was coming off the high of her first win, only to have the clubhouse fall apart in fisticuffs (or, to use my most beloved baseball term–donnybrooks) over animosity about her presence. We also learned, in the shocking…