Inspired by Seattle’s Doug Fister-Adam Moore battery, we’ve compiled a list of pitcher-batter combinations that, at their worst, make us wincingly smile like a corny Jay Leno weddings segment and, at their best, make us laugh like Jay Leno’s audience does at the aforementioned segment.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now’s the time when we put all of our 2010 baseball predictions in one place. Then in October we can look back at this and laugh. Oh, and we will laugh. Big, bellowing, seat of your pants laughs. Hindsight is indeed 20/20. But where’s the harm in setting ourselves to look like jackasses? We run a fantasy baseball blog, after all. Grey’s picks in RED. Rudy’s picks in BLUE. Anyway, here’s our predictions for baseball’s post-season awards and whatnot:
AL Pennant Winner – Minnesota Twins – The Yankees would’ve been the easy choice here, but I’m a small market kind of guy. Some would call me a hero. Who? I’m not sure. Nevertheless! I think Slowey and Baker have huge years, the bullpen is deep enough to take the Nathan blow and they have enough bats to beat the sorry AL Central pitching staffs.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The worlds of baseball and business have many similarities – money, dealing with the press, pleasing customers, etc. – but few jobs translate as well between both as the role of Manager.
Bruce Bochy, one of the longest tenured baseball managers (entering his 16th year in 2010) and the career leader in home runs by a player born in France, understands these parallels and has partnered with Ray Kroc Jr.Please, blog, may I have some more?
If you search for fantasy baseball, the first result is Fantasy Baseball ESPN. (We’re first for fantasy baseball blog. Natch! Or natchurally, if you’re a completist.) But this isn’t about fantasy baseball ESPN. When people find us, they are not searching for fantasy baseball ESPN. But what are they searching for when they find us? Since it’s a holiday, I decided to break away from the normal schedule of fantasy baseball rookies and look at exactly that. Here are 20 actual searches for people who find Razzball and my answers to their searches:
Ryan Braun has herpes?Please, blog, may I have some more?
USA Today might no longer appreciate the insights shared by Larry King in his long-running column but we at Razzball were thrilled when he accepted our invitation to share his thoughts on Fantasy Baseball….
Greetings friends, acquaintances and ex-wives! Wow, another baseball season is in the books! I’d like to tip my hat to Joe Girardi. If I had a son, I’d name him Joegirardi King… I haven’t been this excited for a Yankees win since the Civil War… Don’t worry, Philadelphia – at least you still have that delicious cream cheese…. The last game reminded me of the time I had lunch with Wolf Blitzer. I fell asleep during both….Please, blog, may I have some more?
Welcome to the year end Razzball Awards! Unlike the ESPYs, you won’t have to wear a tux or listen to Derek Jeter try to be funny. Speaking of Viagra — Vlad’s got one good leg and he’s not wearing a shoe on it.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Armed with the knowledge that Our Greyness is not infallible (Grey’s ‘Pertise), I was determined to prove that the computer could, well, out-predict him. After all, the man makes split-second calls on “please put these in order,” “who is best for the rest of the year?”, “in a twelve-team, keeper, with SLG and OBP in place of AVG and HR, place in order …,” and, simply, “of these pitchers who should I start/sit tomorrow?” Surely, given all of the data available and the crunching ability of The Whopper, the machine could out-perform him on, say, at least the “who should start/sit tomorrow issue.” Without a doubt.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The only thing Rickey Henderson lacked in his twenty-four year career was humility. With Rickey Henderson headed into The National Baseball Hall of Fame, we here at Razzball would like to tip our caps and our mugs.Please, blog, may I have some more?
On occasion we are treated to, “Grey, you told me to…. You really hosed my team.” It’s usually from someone with 3 replies. I probably submitted one like it my first week at Razzball. Regardless, it prompted me to take an accounting of Grey’s actual prognostications. On a given day, what were the questions posed to the Wizard? What were his recommendations?Please, blog, may I have some more?
One of our blogging brethren over at Midwest Sports Fans was analyzing 37 year old Raul Ibanez’s breakout start to the season and, as part of a rather detailed analysis of park factors and whatnot, ‘begrudgingly acknowledged’ that performance-enhancing drugs cannot be completely dismissed.Please, blog, may I have some more?