Peter Gammons: The archaic, arbitrary, and unwritten rules of beaning

Manny Machado made a late, bad slide Friday. He didn’t read the situation, as Dustin Pedroia was stretched out towards Xander Bogaerts, back turned to first base, and had no intention of turning a double play, which should have been obvious to Machado, who slid, leg high, caught the knee Pedroia had surgically repaired in […]

Peter Gammons: The crucial development question: To college or the draft?

We saw how far Dansby Swanson, Alex Bregman, Carlos Rodon and Andrew Benintendi reached in their first full professional seasons, as we did the year before when Kyle Schwarber and Michael Conforto were opposing one another in the NLCS in their first full seasons. This is not to suggest that Kyle Tucker, whom the Astros […]

Peter Gammons: The integration of science and humanity

We don’t know why baseball is in an era of inaction, or record numbers of home run and strikeout outcomes. We can look at Yandy Diaz, whose 92.9 average exit velocity is in the top 20 in baseball, yet the average distance of what he hits is 123 feet, infield at double play depth. We […]

HOT STOVE COOL MUSIC 2017: Boston, April 28-29th

HOT STOVE COOL MUSIC 2017:  RED SOX / CUBS EDITION Celebrating Music, Baseball and Giving Back Baseball Champions for Charity Lunch – April 28th Sheraton Boston, MA 11:30am-1:30pm Moderated by Peter Gammons Featuring a panel with: Pedro Martinez Ryan Dempster Bernie Williams Tom Caron and other Cubs & Red Sox Legends   Hot Stove Cool […]

Video: Peter Gammons discusses Chris Sale’s start in Boston

Peter Gammons joins MLB Central on MLB Network to talk about Chris Sale in Boston, the Red Sox elite outfield defense, and more…

Video: Peter Gammons discusses AL contenders

Peter joins High Heat with Christopher Russo on MLB Networks to discuss his American League divisional contenders…

Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part II)

Back in time when the Red Sox held spring training in Winter Haven, Florida, on the banks of Lake Lulu in the land of Goat Milk Fudge and the Fossil Museum, a great Boston television sportsman named Bob Lobel would annually drive a player to Lakeland to Madame Christine’s House of Palmistry to try to […]

Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part I)

It sounded like a campaign promise when the words “Cubs and Indians World Series” rolled out last April 1, or, perhaps to give it more credence, an April Fool’s joke. It really did happen, like the 1991 last-to-first Twins-Braves series with an unforgettable extra inning seventh game culmination of a memorable World Series. A year […]

Peter Gammons: Daniel Bard is willing to endure the frustration

JUPITER—It’s for the pure love of the game, it’s that, as Daniel Bard says, “I still know there’s something.” Something of what in 2010 might have been the best setup man in baseball, 98 MPH, a 1.93 earned run average, 76 strikeouts in 74 2/3 innings. Before it all unraveled in Sept., 2011, when his […]

Peter Gammons: New Englander Jeff Locke and a personal David Ortiz moment

JUPITER, Fla.–Jeff Locke is now 29. He was an all-star in 2013, he has won 35 major league games, and after coming through the Braves system and being traded to Pittsburgh, is now with the Miami Marlins. But, throughout, he remains a New Englander. He grew up in North Conway, N.H., home of the Skimobile. […]