Back in late July, when the Philadelphia Phillies traded for Cliff Lee, I gave the deal a tepid endorsement. On its surface, for what the Phillies gave up relative to what they got back, the deal was "not bad," I wrote. Lee was bound to help them fill out a...
No, it's not a spa, it's a baseball game played at 94-degree heat. In California. Of course, that could mean that it's nearly identical to a sauna. Your call. Either way, if we were Daric Barton, we'd want our face in a cold towel, too.
After losing two of three at home against Oakland it certainly looks like the Orioles have stumbled their way into another patented late-summer freefall, something a visit from the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels likely won't cure.
August 14, 2009; 12:01 PM ET |
Categories: Angels , Athletics , Orioles | Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Talking Behind Their Back, los angeles angels, oakland a's, oakland athletics
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According to Yahoo!'s Tim Brown in this live chat, the Twins have officially acquired shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the A's, sending shortstop prospect Tyler Ladendorf to Oakland in a shortstop-for-shortstop swap.
There have been few more obvious Hall of Fame selections than all-time stolen bases leader Rickey Henderson. That, combined with Rickey's rather colorful and quotable-in-the-third-person past made his induction speech a virtual must-watch. In truth, it was a decent little speech, though it feels largely overshadowed by Rickey's outfit. Just check out the embroidered flowers on that jacket!
A pitiful three-game showing in Oakland put an end to Baltimore's disastrous six-game West Coast road trip. How bad was the Oakland swing? Cesar Izturis had to have an emergency appendectomy. Felix Pie fouled a ball of his throat. Two starting pitchers failed to make it out of the first...