Archive | May, 2012

White Sox to get No. 13 pick in the draft.

31 May

White Sox Daily

The Sox hope lighting strikes twice as they will take the 13th overall pick in the 2012 MLB draft.  Last time the Sox picked 13th they acquired Chris Sale, who has the lowest ERA in the American league, second lowest in WHIP, and tied for second with 6 wins.

The White Sox have been criticized by the baseball “experts” so this is the time for the front office to get the farm rolling which was ranked last by ESPN.  Now I want to make this straight before I start getting hate mail…Yes the rankings don’t matter and the expert’s opinions don’t matter but I’m just saying.

With the White Sox focusing on Major-league talent, it’s always important to upgrade the farm as well.  GM Kenny Williams has a philosophy of win now and he has put a pretty good team on the field most years.

The draft is always…

View original post 205 more words


Finally at .500

30 May

Of Baseball, Superstition, And Life: Part II

29 May

Hiroki Kuroda tosses eight scoreless innings as Yankees blank A’s, 2-0

28 May

Asian Athletes Blog

Yankees’ offense gives Kuroda just enough room

OAKLAND, Calif. – Having tallied 15 runs on 26 hits the previous two days against Oakland, the Yankees’ lineup slipped into a predictable slow-drip pattern for Hiroki Kuroda.

The Yankees had averaged three runs per Kuroda’s first nine starts.  Two runs were all they gave him Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum. “We have a great lineup and sometimes with a great lineup you don’t get many hits and you don’t score many runs,” said Kuroda, who encountered a similar drought as a Dodger last year. “You just have to pitch your game and stay tough out there.”

Supported mainly by an effective sinker and sharp slider, Kuroda tossed eight shutout innings against a punch-less Athletics lineup. “Hiro was outstanding,” said Derek Jeter after the Yankees sealed a three-game sweep with their 2-0 victory before 25,078 fans.

via Hiroki Kuroda tosses eight scoreless innings as…

View original post 7 more words

Indiana outlasts Michigan State in 11 innings

26 May

Big Ten Network

[btn-fdm-player id=”32656953″]No. 2 Indiana outlasted No. 5 Michigan State, 4-3, in 11 innings Saturday afternoon to advance to the 2012 Big Ten Baseball Tournament championship at Huntington Park. The Hoosiers eventually lost to heated rival and No. 1 Purdue, 6-5, in the title game. Michael Basil provided the game-winning RBI to lift Indiana past Michigan State in the 11th and Ryan Halstead retired the Spartans in order to pick up the win.

[Read more at and follow @hoosierbaseball & @KKatIU on Twitter]

The Michigan State baseball team was eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament after falling to Indiana, 4-3 in 11 innings, Saturday afternoon at Huntington Park. Michael Basil’s RBI single in the top of the 11th proved to be the difference as the Hoosiers advanced to the championship round against Purdue.

[Read more at and follow @statebaseball on Twitter]

Watch all of our video from the Indiana-Michigan…

View original post 15 more words

No Lease, No Double-A Blue Jays

25 May

Preserve Wrigley Field Forever

24 May

MLB Reports

Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

Brendan Henderson:  Wrigley Field, one of the most beautiful ball parks around, was opened in 1914. (Wrigley was known as Weeghman Park until 1916.)  Wrigley field is one of the oldest ballpark still in use at the old age of 98 years old and it has been the home of Cubs since 1916. Even though Wrigley Field is the oldest ballparks, it is a top-notch tourist attraction and there are several reasons tourists and baseball fans in general want to come to the great Wrigley Field. Yet some people want to tear Wrigley Field down? That is ridiculous! I don’t know how anyone could even say that a great ball park like Wrigley Field should be torn down. I will give my reasons why Wrigley Field SHOULD NOT be torn down below.

The wind coming off of Lake Michigan, the red brick and the…

View original post 527 more words