“The only place he’s going is to Cooperstown,” New York Yankees scout Dick Groch told his high-ups and convinced them to draft Derek Jeter with the sixth overall pick in the 1992 MLB Draft. Now, that’s a call. It took a series of steps (or missteps) by the Houston Astros and the Cincinnati Reds for … Continue reading Lessons of Derek Jeter’s hall of fame career
The Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has come to a conclusion. Just to recap: During the 2017, via a live feed from an on-field camera, the Astros decoded the signs exchanged between opposing catchers and pitchers. Then, using the crude method of banging on a trash can, they shared that information with their batters, who then … Continue reading Just get paid & our culture of lies
Let’s celebrate the onset of August, or, as we San Franciscans like to call it, Fogust! I love the month of August, because it means moody photos and waking up to the foghorn instead of the alarm clock. It is also the month we see the return of the traditional cricket — test matches between Australia … Continue reading Fogust is for Yankees and Cricket
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” Yogi Berra
Baseball season is a week old. I am already overcome by the all familiar emotions that come with winning, losing, home runs and blown saves. And I already miss 2017. Last year, my beloved New York Yankees were in the middle of a rebuild. But miracle of youth, some magic and lot of luck saw them knocking on the door of World Series. The joy of 2017 was something I had not felt since the first year 1992: when I became a baseball fan. This year we have GoneCarlo. Our young-uns are certified rock stars. We are the evil empire again. Continue reading “Why we love the underdogs”
We are within spitting distance from the baseball season, and the New York Yankees will play their opener against Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. I am excited about the season, not just for the game, but also for a chance to do an excellent job in my fantasy baseball league. Last year was a disaster — after winning the 12 team league in 2016, I reverted to losing trend and finished seventh. In a way, I was like the Kansas City Royals. The new season means a fresh start, and yesterday we had our team draft, and I am feeling pretty okay with my picks.