Peter Gammons: A Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown

Peter Gammons: A Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown

It isn’t simply nostalgia, it is a weekend that allows us a sense of where we are. As Angell spoke, one thought about a life of literacy, not tweets, that… [read more]

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Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to Air on MLB Network

On Sunday, Cooperstown will honor Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre as they are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The MLB Network will televise the ceremony with coverage anchored by MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, and our own Hall of Fame … [Read More...]

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A.J. Burnett and the Consequences of High Pitch Counts

A.J. Burnett turned in a gem of an outing Wednesday night for Philadelphia, holding the NL-West leading San Francisco Giants to zero runs on four hits, four walks and six strikeouts over eight innings despite a lengthy rain delay and less-than-ideal pitching conditions. Yet while the outing … [Read More...]

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Strasburg’s road woes continue

The Washington Nationals are in first place in the NL East this morning in part because of their decent record on the road. Baseball's long-standing formula to make the postseason has been: play .667 at home and .500 on the road. It's a proven formula because it results in about 95 wins. NL … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: Angels add Huston Street in their pursuit for first in AL West

In a three game weekend, they played 37 innings, scored 11 runs, allowed 10, used 16 relievers, and when the Mariners finally left Anaheim the Angels still trailed the Oakland Athletics by a game-and-a-half with the second best record and run differential in the majors and a reminder verbalized by … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: Bidding Farewell to the Toughest Job in Baseball

In between the glow of Derek Jeter’s elegant respect and next weekend’s historic inductions in Cooperstown, the murky, backroom politics of baseball kept Bud Selig from enjoying prolonged moments of the sport he loves, and the business he runs. Were there flaws in the entire All-Star festival? Of … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: The pitching prospect hailed as Yankees’ best in a decade

Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) of the NY Post talks about Luis Severino, who is being hailed as the Yankees' best pitching prospect in a decade... Severino was not on any significant top-prospect list to begin this year. But at the midseason, Baseball Prospectus had him at No. 48 and Baseball America … [Read More...]