Newberg: All due respect.

Because sometimes it takes a little nostalgia to get through an off-season, even in its waning moments, today I ask you to gather around as we celebrate an iconic baseball card. The 1978 Topps Mickey Klutts rookie card. The card featured an eventual 13 All-Star appearances, 60 big league seasons, one toothpick-toting sparkplug, and a Hall of […]

Newberg: Tyson Ross, and rarity.

The Rangers agreed to terms on a pillow contract with Ian Desmond last year on February 29, the rarest of dates, and both the team and the player reaped rich rewards. Friday the 13th is somewhat less of a calendar anomaly than Leap Day, but then again Tyson Ross doesn’t need to have the kind of breakout season […]

Peter Gammons: Ten thoughts when not slipping on black ice

1). On January 23, somewhere between 12 and 20 teams will attend an indoor showcase outside Boston to watch Craig Breslow throw. Depending on whether or not he insists on a guaranteed deal, one club, after watching his video, estimates as many as a dozen teams could offer to sign the 36 year old. Yes, […]

Video: Peter Gammons joins MLB Tonight

Peter Gammons discusses the college scholarship program he helps spearhead and how the city of Boston plans to honor him on January 9…

Sunday Nine to Notes: November 1, 2015

As the Sports Illustrated cover curse hits the Mets’ Daniel Murphy, here’s the latest from the Files… Nine to Know from the Bill Chuck Files – November 1, 2015 Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland is the only pitcher to allow a homer to the first batter he faced and homer in his first at bat. […]

Which Ross Brother Has the Nastier Slider?

On opposite sides of the country, the Ross boys are dealing. Tyson Ross has emerged as an ace in San Diego, serving up the fewest home runs per nine innings pitched (0.26) among qualified starting pitchers while also ranking in the top 15 in strikeout rate (9.6 K/9) and Wins Above Replacement (3.2). Washington’s Joe […]

Around the majors report: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Dodgers P Clayton Kershaw became the 1st pitcher in MLB history with 3 consecutive starts with 0 R, 10+ SO and 0 BB. (Elias) Kershaw moved into 7th place for career SO among NL pitchers […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) NATIONALS 3, ORIOLES 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) BRAVES 2, NATIONALS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) MARINERS 3, ANGELS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Mariners 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 […]