Recent Comments by americanleague

"The chief executive officer of Tribune Company says he won't hesitate to sell the naming rights to Wrigley Field

The Cubs have not won a World Series since they have moved into Wrigley Field - I would think Cub fans would do anything to see a World Series winner. But no, they would rather die than give up the name of the owner that provided them with nothing but a sunburn!

posted by americanleague at 02:49 PM on February 29

Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal filmed at cock fight

I think its great that Pedro has taken up a new recreation! Maybe this will relieve the urge that he has to beat up senior citizens.

posted by americanleague at 06:38 PM on February 08

Leitch: Why Mark Cuban Won't Get the Cubs

Good point whodat! Let Cuban buy the Cubs. First thing he can do is trade for Alex Rodriguez and assure the Cubs of never getting into another World Series.

posted by americanleague at 12:41 PM on January 23

Baseball GMs Vote in Favor of Instant Replay.

Since only the American League has the designated hitter rule, lets give instant replay only to the National League. In the World Series we can only use it in the National League park.

posted by americanleague at 08:17 PM on November 06

A-Rod a Mud Hen?

I remember, the A-Rod express is just like the song, "we're on the road to no where".

posted by americanleague at 09:52 AM on November 05

A-Rod a Mud Hen?

Where does the A-Rod express go?

posted by americanleague at 09:47 AM on November 05

A-Rod a Mud Hen?

I hope the Mud Hens were aware of A-Rods performance in playoff games! I hate to see anyone not get what they pay for.

posted by americanleague at 09:35 AM on November 05

A-Rod Opts Out of Contract

A-Rod would be a perfect fit for the Cubs, their used to losing in the playoffs!

posted by americanleague at 07:56 PM on October 29

Manny Ramirez, as Himself

Interesting article, its reference to "they probably should know better than to worship the forms of the game, instead of its soul". Is that a reference to the Colorado Rockies and their quest to bring religion into the game?

posted by americanleague at 10:34 AM on October 24

Rockies Place Their Faith in God, and One Another.

Religion doesn't help you hit a 98 mph fastball! Excuse the expression, My God, they play on a field named after a can of beer. Let's play some baseball!

posted by americanleague at 12:46 PM on October 23

A-Rod caps off winning rally

Post-season averages with the Yankees: 2004 .421 2005 .133 2006 .071 career post season batting average .256, I stand corrected.

posted by americanleague at 03:12 PM on April 23

A-Rod caps off winning rally

I think he might hit 70 + home runs. Of course that wouldn't include any home runs he might hit in the playoffs/world series. But then again how many could he have batting his usual .150 when it really counts!

posted by americanleague at 12:51 PM on April 20

Referee Suspended Indefinitely

Can any one tell me where I can get a pair of those groves ucla was talking about earlier? They sound like they might come in handy.

posted by americanleague at 04:15 PM on April 17

Veterans Committee picks no one for Hall

I think the Hall of Fame gets it pretty much right. It is an exclusive club and should remain so. They shouldn't have to vote anyone in that doesn't meet a high standard! Even though it seems to work, I don't even agree with the Veterans Committee being necessary - if your eligibility is up, that should be it.

posted by americanleague at 05:05 PM on February 27

New "toy" to play with at Baseball-Reference.com

Just think of the possibilities, in 1968 Pedro could go out and pick a fight with a much younger Don Zimmer!

posted by americanleague at 07:46 PM on December 16

Your 2006 MLB AL/NL Managers of the Year.

The manager of the year should be the winner of the World Series. No one has to vote on it, you just play on the field. We don't need two managers of the year. While Girardi seemed to do a good job, something seems to be wrong. He lost his job and no one has hired him yet!

posted by americanleague at 12:18 PM on November 16

In a year of ups and downs

Nobody remembers who lost the World Series, let alone cherish them. The Tigers only redemption is getting back and winning. If you don't think so, just call up Joe Torre!

posted by americanleague at 12:05 PM on October 30

Eckstein Plays Hero as Cardinals Lead 3-1

Brandon Inge, you are the weakest link, good by!

posted by americanleague at 11:32 PM on October 27

Eckstein Plays Hero as Cardinals Lead 3-1

Just for the record, Joe Crede is a year younger than the kid Brandon Inge. Inge has played in 736 games vs. 654 for Crede. I'm not trying to pick on Inge, just pointing out that he is a converted catcher and it seems to be showing.

posted by americanleague at 04:37 PM on October 27

Eckstein Plays Hero as Cardinals Lead 3-1

The series for the Tigers can be reduced to two words, Brandon Inge. You would be better off with a fence post playing third base. He doesn't know how to play the position and seems to make at least one error every chance he gets (physical or mental or just plain fundamental). When the Tigers lose this series Inge will be in the thick of it. Brandon, your no Joe Crede!

posted by americanleague at 09:44 AM on October 27

Carpenter and Cards take 2-1 lead in series

I've been trying to figure out the Tigers poor performance so far , and it came to me about the ninth inning last night. Ex-Cub factor has reared its ugly head! Poor fielding, throwing to the wrong base, interferring with base runners, swinging at the first pitch. The Tigers are playing so badly I thought I was actually watching a Cub game.

posted by americanleague at 10:10 AM on October 25

Cards win the NL Pennant.

Tony LaRussa's record in the World Series is 5 wins and 12 losses, this included a 4-0 sweep of the Giants in 1989. He lost to the Dodgers in 1988 4-1, to the Reds in 1990 4-0 and to the Red Sox with the Cardinals in 2004 4-0. Whether the Cardinals are mediocre or not won't make much difference. The teams he managed in Oakland were far from mediocre and he managed to only 1 championship.

posted by americanleague at 03:53 PM on October 21

Cards win the NL Pennant.

The Tigers in 4. Twelve straight World Series loses for the National League, and ten straight for the Cardinals. Say good by to Tony LaRussa.

posted by americanleague at 07:21 PM on October 20

Piniella finds a wallet in Chicago.

66 comments before you stuck your nose in, and the only relevant comment you have is that you don't like my comment - not bad!

posted by americanleague at 07:33 PM on October 19

Piniella finds a wallet in Chicago.

Isn't this suppose to be about Lou Piniella?

posted by americanleague at 01:12 PM on October 18

Piniella finds a wallet in Chicago.

I'm disappointed! I think the Cubs should have hired a manager 98 years old, then both of them could celebrate 100 years of futility.

posted by americanleague at 01:48 PM on October 17

Covering the Bases After a Player's Death

I am sure he had an agent to advise him on his contract - maybe the agent should cover the "loophole".

posted by americanleague at 11:44 AM on October 13

Covering the Bases After a Player's Death

He got into the plane, not the union, not the insurance company, not the Yankee's ball club! Lidle is responsible for his actions and the possible consequences of those actions.

posted by americanleague at 11:22 AM on October 13