In which I erect a shrine to the Milwaukee Brewers in my backyard prior to Game 6 of the NLCS

All the neighbors thought Ray Kinsella crazy when he plowed down a couple of acres of prime corn land and built a baseball field for Shoeless Joe Jackson in Iowa. If they could see through the cypress trees, my neighbors would undoubtedly think the same today as I erected a backyard shrine to the Milwaukee […]

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Who were the best relievers in baseball in 2011? Jose Valverde and J.J. Putz

The Baseball Bloggers AllianceĀ gives the Goose Gossage award each year to the best relievers in baseball, and here’s my ballot. I have nominations for the American and National leagues. American League 1. Jose Valverde, Detroit Tigers – The best in baseball in 2011 based on number of saves, and I think that’s an accurate reflection […]

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Impressed with the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros pulled out a hard-earned victory over the Giants in 10 innings today at AT&T Park. Houston has the worst record in baseball, but you’d never know it from how they battled to split the four-game series with the defending world champions. All four went into extra innings, 10 in three of them […]

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