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Let the Kid Pitch!!!

posted on Aug.22, 2012

It’s been a hot topic lately.  Stephen Strasburg’s innings limit.  And as the hammer of GM Mike Rizzo approaches, I weigh my opinion on the matter.

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A No-Hitter for Johan Santana!!!

posted on Jun.02, 2012

 

Johan Santana embraces Josh Thole following Santana tossing the first no-hitter in New York Mets history.

 

It has finally happened!  The New York Mets have a no-hitter, and what a fantastic way to have it happen, with the man who had a shoulder surgery that every “expert” said would never be the same, the man who one of the guys in the package for him has thrown a no-hitter, the man who has taken this Met team on his back every time he has taken the mound in a Met uniform.  Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in the history of the Amazin’s, and even this diehard Yankee fan was watching the Mets instead of the Yankees last night from the 7th inning on.  What an accomplishment for Johan and every Mets fan out there.

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Kerry Wood

posted on May.29, 2012

 

Kerry Wood embraces his son following his last major league appearance.

I am a little late to the party, but I think a bit of a memoir is in order for the career of Kerry Wood, who announced his retirement following the game on Friday, May 18th, versus the crosstown rival White Sox.  If you have not seen the picture at right,He gave his son a long embrace when he came off the field, received several curtain calls from the fans, had given his pitching coach and fellow relievers handshakes before he came into the game, and received another handshake from each of the infielders and his manager when he left the game after striking out the only hitter he faced.  The Cubs lost, but the next day he announced his retirement in front of the Wrigley faithful, and received a blown up picture of the embrace with his son the day before.  He said he had no regrets, went to his son’s little league game earlier in the day and was happy with his decision. (continue reading…)


Hamels Suspension

posted on May.07, 2012

Phillies’ starting pitcher Cole Hamels was suspended on Monday for beaning Nationals’ Outfielder Bryce Harper Sunday night in Washington. Hamels admitted to intentionally hitting Harper, Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo kicked up a stink about it, and Hamels was suspended 5 games. Here are my thoughts on this big story suspension in the first installment of the summer edition of the Andy $AM$ WTSR Sports Blog.

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Fantasy Baseball Perspective Check

posted on Apr.16, 2012

Have you ever talked to someone who was more concerned about their fantasy team than their real allegiance? The baseball season is under way, which also means fantasy season, and the thought popped into my head today. I also had a roster conflict on my team because one player was facing my favorite team.

While Manny is no longer a Red Sox, David Ortiz (aka Big Papi) has been the vain of my Yankee Fandom. I could NEVER root for either of these two bums, even in fantasy.

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