Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Sun, 2013-11-10 09:33
Wally Backman will not get a chance to manage a Major League Baseball team. The Nationals, Tigers, Mariners, Reds and Cubs named their new managers, so Backman is stuck managing the Mets Triple-A team for another season. Backman never thought he would be in this position by now. He thought he would be good enough to be managing in the Major Leagues based on his successful track record of managing in the minors.
Submitted by Sportsologist on Tue, 2013-11-05 09:30
Bronxnet television had baseball expert and co-author of Baseballs Best Rookie on their show last night. If you didnt get a chance to see it live here is the link:
The show is located to the left. Russ Cohen also joined host Gary Axelbank via phone and talked about the new book and the show revealed their Top 20 list of the best rookie seasons and the impact those players had on the sport.
With the upcoming MLB awards season getting ready to start this is a great way to read about some of the previous winners.
Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Fri, 2013-10-18 15:40
How happy the Dodgers were for winning Game 5 of the National League Championship Series? They reportedly are going to bring Don Mattingly back as their manager for next year. He will likely get a lucrative extension. It makes sense. He is the right guy for them. He knows how to win, and he knows how to handle personalities on the team. He can handle expectations well based on this season’s ups and downs.
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Thu, 2013-10-17 13:33
With the 2013 World Series still ahead of us and lots of anticipation and some angst in the air, the first World Series in an earlier and more innocent time in the history of baseball, seems a wordy topic to reflect on. It is especially relevant for your loyal scribe who is still hard at work on a mainly oral history REMEMBERING THE FIRST SUPER BOWL and still eagerly awaits contacts from any with info or memories of that 1967 event.
Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Wed, 2013-10-16 08:03
Yasiel Puig’s bat flip might as well be him unleashing his frustration after going through a rough first two games in the National League Championship Series. After going 0-for-11 and striking out in five at-bats in a row, he flipped his bat after he hit a triple in the fourth inning Monday night in the Dodgers’ 3-0 victory over the Cardinals. He even raised his arms when he got that hit.