Sharon's made a playlist of the best audio calls of the 2005 season. Most of these are Bill King, rest in peace. I am not in a place I can do this, but it would be great if SOMEBODY were able to compile these into a digital format that could be shared.
Business of Baseball Report. A plea to open expansion teams in NY and Boston, notes on the Twins threatening to relocate, the financial wrangles over the Nationals.
A look at teams in history choking after horrible losses (or not), a look at the Mulder trade, a rip on umpires (Greg, response?). The Astros, you see, were supposed to come out flat, demoralized, exhausted, dead. At least that's what they said in chat rooms and on sports call-in shows all day Tuesday and Wednesday. After Pujols' ninth-inning blow down in Minute Maid, Dave Schoenfeld suggested that the Astros were behind the 8 ball even though they held a 3-2 advantage in games. Bill Simmons declared them "finished," categorizing them as Dead Men Walking. Nate Silver, writing on behalf of the Cardinals' chances, said, "if there were ever a series governed by momentum, morale, destiny, and the rest of the things that statheads hate to talk about, it is this one."
(This article was way more interesting than I expected... I almost didn't read it. I believe Sal linked to it last dump.)
The Adventures of Diego Chavez (Season Two)
Thanks to eamb for this picture of Scooter's head.
Next: Scooter wants to play.