Video of Daniel Straily from his start against Tacoma earlier this month. You can view my scouting report of him at http://bullpenbanter.com/daniel-straily-scouting-report-with-video/
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.
Interview with Grant Balfour. One of my buddies at SF State passed this along; he is the third one, who asks about Balfour's practice of talking to himself on the mound. Yes, I totally told him to ask that.
80's power ballad features 1989 A's and Oakland Coliseum Here are the lyrics if you wanna sing along. I think this song is about Jesus, if that's your thing. If not, there's plenty else to make you smile, erect, cry, etc. I've been where you are before No one understands it more You fear every step you take So sure that your heart will break It's not how the story ends You'll be back on your feet again Baby, this time There ain't nothing gonna take this heart away No more goodbyes There ain't nothing gonna take my heart away The pain's still alive in you For what one man put you through You say that we're all the same But I'm called by no other name We all need a place to run Won't you let me be the one Don't keep the dream in you locked outside your door Just believe in this love And don't be afraid anymore I need you to please be strong I've waited for you too long This time There ain't nothing gonna take this heart away No more goodbyes There ain't nothing gonna take my heart away There ain't nothing gonna take this heart away.
Here's some old-timey baseball jokes and probably the first cartoon Rickey Henderson you've ever seen.
Celebrating today's Opening Day, with some of my photos from the clubhouse, from the dugout, from Spring Training, and from of course our (not) beloved Coliseum. You'll catch some players from days gone by, and their lockers, plus some of our new stars!
I know I'm supposed to be in love with every new stat... but can we SLOW DOWN the stat creation?