Jim Thome is batting about.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
The Dodgers are bankrupt, and their situation isn't getting any better.
In case you haven't been paying attention to the Mets since last Friday, these are the scores from their last four games, not counting the one in progress as this is being written: 6-25 @Rangers W 14-5 6-26 @Rangers W 8-5 6-28 @Tigers W 14-3 6-29 @Tigers W 16-9 Something crazy is happening to the Mets, and in the world of the Dugout that's a more dangerous topic than "Roger Clemens stabbed somebody in the heart and paid to have it covered up".
Hey everybody, there's a party in Brian Wilson's beard and you're invited.
In baseball news that doesn't make a lot of sense, Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman has decided he hates baseball and would rather have no money than less of it.
Several days ago, With Leather's editor was enough of a women's softball nerd to report that Majorish League pitcher Casey Daigle and Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch had <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/06/jennie-finch-needs-to-stop-naming-babies-immediately">given birth to their second son</a> and named him like a minor league mascot.
Today on With Leather: I wanted to call it "Celebrity Dugout Week.
If real life carried hashtags, there would be a big <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/news/story?id=6643963">#whitepeopleproblems</a> at the end of every story about David Ortiz flipping his bat after a home run and pissing off the Yankees.
Carlos Zambrano has told the Cubs what they already know: <a href="http://www.csnchicago.com/pages/video?PID=T_SWu5_LILtv6L6Z0L84eAgp9pwRz_on">they stink</a>.
I'm entering my second month as editor of With Leather, and I don't think the readership totally understands me.
For absolutely no reason, welcome to our new weekday feature All Avril Afternoons, where Burnsy and I choose to sit inside and write about Avril instead of running around barefoot in the grass and enjoying what's left of our youth.
It's been almost six months in Internet time since Buster Posey went down to a debilitating <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/05/buster-posey-breaks-legs-tears-ligaments-dies-goes-to-heaven">"entire body" injury</a>, and Giants fans want answers.
<a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/05/macho-man-randy-savage-1952-2011">"Macho Man" Randy Savage died today</a>.
Coco Crisp has been a recurring character in <a href="http://dugout.progressiveboink.com">The Dugout</a> for a number of reasons, including wearing his hat sideways, getting arrested for things and playing for teams of interest (even the Royals).
Most of the time The Dugout is intended as comedy, but now that I'm in charge of With Leather I am extremely interested in turning The Dugout into a marketable brand.
Back in April, the New York Times did a story <a href="http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/r-a-dickeys-well-named-arsenal/">about Mets knuckleballer/lobber R.A. Dickey and his unusually named bats</a>, and while having a bat named after The Hobbit is pretty amazing, it's nowhere near as amazing as the retraction at the bottom.
The Texas Rangers have been one of my favorite teams for almost as long as I’ve been a fan of baseball.
I was talking with Nick the other night, and we determined that the most forgotten team in baseball is either the Toronto Blue Jays or the Houston Astros.