Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Play ball!

I'm glad to hear that Bud Selig is working to have fewer off days in the MLB postseason next year. I can see why the TV stations want to pick and choose when the games are played to maximize ratings, but 8 games in 20 days seems wrong for a professional baseball team no matter what the circumstances. Unless, of course, there's an earthquake or something.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Trivia: Journeymen

The 1976 season ushered in Major League Baseball's free agency era. Therefore, it should be no suprise that the players who have played for the most MLB teams are primarily guys who have either recently retired or are still playing. Kenny Lofton holds the record for most different teams played for in the playoffs (6) and a DHL commercial even parodied how often he switched teams. During Lofton's career, he played for 11 different teams. However, currently that only puts him tied for second on the all-time list. There are two players who have played for 12 MLB teams. One of them is Mike Morgan, who retired in 2002. The other guy is still playing--and in fact filed for free agency this past Friday. Can you name that player?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Empire Strikes Back

I had been rooting for the Phillies, but the Yankees got the job done. Oddly enough, I'm kinda happy for guys like Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and CC Sabathia to win their first World Series. It was even nice to see guys like Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera savor this championship for what might be the last time. And yes, perhaps the best storyline for me was Hideki Matsui, aka "Godzilla," taking home the MVP trophy.

The only bad news is that I think this means there won't be any baseball for awhile.