With Mike Timlin taking the mic tonight beside Don Orsillo, it feels like a good time to reflect on the past. In Faithful, Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan followed the Red Sox 2004 season day-by-day, game-by-game. On September 24 of that year, the Sox lost to the New York Yankees. On September 23, 2004 the […]
Ten years ago today (September 19, 2003) the Boston Red Sox played the Cleveland Indians in Jacobs Field. Progressive Insurance was still five year away from buying the naming rights to the stadium, the Indians’ Eric Wedge was in his first season as a manager, and the winning pitcher was John Burkett. While he didn’t […]
One of the baseball’s most legendary managers called it quits Monday. Just a few days after winning his third World Series title, his second with the St. Louis Cardinals, the bullpen manager hung up his cleats for good. Will Albert Pujols follow his lead out of town? Will LaRussa return to manage the NL All-Star […]
For those wondering, Eric Plunk, who pitched in the big leagues from 1986 to 1999 (Oakland, New York Yankees, Cleveland, Milwaukee), hit 32 batters during his career. Somewhere a current Oakland A’s pitcher knows he is not alone.