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Yasiel Puig, ruiner of the game of baseball, ruins Little League practice by showing up

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Forget how excited those kids look, think about Yasiel Puig and how he just showed up at their organized practice, TOOK ALL THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM COACHES, and hogged it all for himself. By signing autographs and pitching to the kids, he was distracting from valuable lessons and instruction they could be gaining without his presence. Worse, the kid says ... Read More »

Bill Plaschke moralizes over Kevin Towers, forgets that he called for beanball wars himself

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Most seem to hate it when Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times gets up on his perch to crow about something or other, partially because it’s so smug and holier-than-thou in execution, but also partially because he’s wildly inconsistent and regularly hypocritical. The latter reason is something that was especially noticeable today, as he riffed on Diamondbacks GM Kevin ... Read More »

My petty post for the year

Disclaimer: If you don’t care or don’t want to read about stupid, childish men getting catty over the Internetz — you know, like a normal human being wouldn’t care — then click out of this article. Seriously. It’s really dumb. —– So yesterday, I wrote a Michael Young post basically saying that the Dodgers shouldn’t expect much, I didn’t see ... Read More »

My 2013 IBWAA Hall Of Fame Election Vote

I voted in the IBWAA Hall Of Fame election for 2013, in which Mike Piazza was the only player elected this time around. In its 2013 Hall of Fame election the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) selected Mike Piazza, with 79.10% of the vote. While no other player managed the required 75% threshold, Craig Biggio was closest with ... Read More »

2012 IBWAA Awards Results + My Ballot

I joined the IBWAA and participated in the IBWAA Awards vote in 2012, the results of which you can see in the picture above. So did they match what I voted for? Sort of. I think everything I voted on is self-explanatory, though there’s room for quibbling here and there. Thoughts? Read More »

Kris Jenner is already checking out Matt Kemp for a potential publicity marriage to one of her daughters

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So THAT happened at a Clippers game yesterday, presumably because Matt Kemp was there to see Blake Griffin. Unfortunately, by the look in Kris Jenner‘s eyes, you can tell she’s thinking about him as a potential publicity marriage partner for one of her two younger daughters in a few years. As a Dodger fan, your initial reaction to this picture ... Read More »

Comment Of The Day: NotGraphs Commenter Manages To Fit 12 Cliches Into 1 Paragraph

NotGraphs posted a seemingly innocuous tongue-in-cheek type article about the Baltimore Orioles yesterday, but don’t tell that to one commenter, who managed to fit a whopping 12 cliches into a single paragraph. Jjmann says: September 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm Im sick of the fantasy baseball pencil neck baseball anylists complaining about a team that steps up to challenges and ... Read More »