Peter Gammons: The Padres pillar in San Diego grows stronger than ever

The first time the ad for “The Founder” ran, the first thought wasn’t about a Big Mac or McRib sandwich, it was about who would play Doug Rader taking the lineup card up to home plate in a chef’s hat, the night after Ray Kroc called his newly-owned Padres a bunch of “short order cooks.” […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team SB vs. the league average leaders

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. Today’s Legends of the Game are […]

Gregor Blanco’s 3/3 game

Too frequently we take a confluence of events in a game for granted, when simply by becoming aware of it we can appreciate the events all the more. That’s why I was pumped to read Henry Schulman‘s story in the San Francisco Chronicle about Gregor Blanco‘s game on Wednesday. In Giant’s 10-4 victory over the […]

Peter Gammons: Leading off with Jason Heyward

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—He is not your Rafael Furcal, Kenny Lofton Braves leadoff hitter. Granted, he is, as Freddie Freeman says, “freakish,” and Rickey Henderson and Tim Raines were, in their days, freakish in other ways. Jason Heyward stands six-foot-six and weighs somewhere between 240 and 250 pounds, runs like Randy Moss in his prime, […]