Aaron Rowand gets a custom bike from Paul Jr. Designs.
Dan Rubenstein heads to Columbus, Ohio to meet Hall of Fame legends Ricky Henderson, Frank Thomas, Johnny Bench, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew & more as they play contest winner Tim Wisecup in the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams.
Defense in baseball has gone unnoticed for a long time. It’s time a new defense in baseball got its own name like new defenses in other sports. I expect that there will come a time in baseball where shifting by batter and even by count and pitch type will become as commonplace as NFL defensive changes based on the down and distance situation. The Tampa Bay Rays are getting close to that now, and as they continue to succeed, other teams will begin to emulate their success, as they have begun doing now. But the White Sox? Click the link.
Jake Peavy, AL Pitcher of the Month for the April, is back to 2007 form. While outperforming his preseason projections, is he really up there with the best in baseball? Short answer: yes. See full post on Beyond the Box Score
Oney discusses being a ball-player's son, being part of a World Series run, who his idol was growing up, the NBA Playoffs, and boxing. A good listen.
3rd order wins attempts to "smooth" out variations in luck for a more accurate projection of a team going forward than even Pythag.
Paulie and Rios rise, Beckham and Ramirez fall, and Morel nears ever closer to Nick Punto.
"According to international sources familiar with the process, however, trainers and others are developing even more elaborate schemes to beat the DNA test—a Version 2.0 of the Alvarez/Guzman model of deception. Instead of swapping the identity of only the player, now the swap involves multiple family members, with the mothers as the most crucial components."