Jeff On Jocks

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Disparity in Payrolls? I think so

Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Payroll: $35 million Alex Rodriguez's 2010 Salary $32 million Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lame Explanation

Remember Brady Anderson. Pretty good leadoff hitter, mostly for the Baltimore, mostly in the 90s. Here are some home run totals from the middle of his career. 1993 13 1995 16 1996 50 1997 18 1998 18 1999 24 Yeah I noticed that too. Anderson's defense is that if he was using steroids in 1996 and they... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Making the Playoffs Fairer

Since the Yankees have a huge financial advantage over the other teams in baseball. I think we need to do some tinkering with the rules to give the other teams a fair chance in the playoffs. Here are my proposals. 1) Yankee hitters will be required to swing the bat with one hand 2) Yankee fielders... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Accidently on Purpose

I was watching the Phillies-Nationals game Tuesday night. The game was meaningless, The Phillies have made the playoffs, the Nats are long out of it. The game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the ninth. I'm thinking "I know the Phillies don't want a long game. I know they don't want to risk... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Baseball Dictionary Part 2

Double play--Two outs made on one play usually on a ground ball to an infielder Jeter hit into an inning ending double play line drive--a hard hit ball hit straight forward neither high in the air or on the ground Posada hit a line drive right to the shortstop left-right--left handed hitters tend to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Baseball Dictionary Part One

Since the baseball playoffs are coming up and a lot of people watch baseball only during the playoffs I thought I'd compile a baseball dictionary to make it more fun for casual fans. I'll give you a handful of entries at a time. Fastball: A pitch that moves fast curveball A pitch that curves... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Jeter's--ahem--hit by pitch

See you at spring training. If I had been commissioner of baseball, that's what I would have told Derek Jeter after his-ahem-hit by a pitch the other week. If you missed it here's what happened. Jeter fouled a pitch off the knob of his bat, then rubbed his forearm as if he had been hit. The umpire... Sign in to see full entry.

Beyond Baseball Fandom

I'm a baseball fan. For more than 40 years now I have watched and enjoyed baseball. But what I figured out is something different. This really doesn't make sense but it's the best way I have to describe the way I feel. Even if I never attended another baseball game, even if I never watched any more... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Easy Trivia

What do the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers have in common? If you think you know answer under comments Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Out with the old...

New baseball expression I started hearing last season: Pitch to contact Old baseball expression that I don't hear much any more: Give in to the hitter Sign in to see full entry.

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