Umpire Jordan Baker is one weird -- and tall -- dude.
Everyone is all impressed with Oakland right now. There's more fallout about the Dodgers/Diamondbacks fight and Yasiel Puig. Charlie Manuel is getting testy with the media. The Astros and Marlins may not be quite that bad.
More fights in baseball, again involving the Dodgers and Zack Greinke. Lots of talk about phenoms and how important cheap, young superstars are in the game today. The Royals secret sauce is a barbecue sauce.
Indiana does something that hasn't been done in almost 30 years. Lots of players are making trips to the DL and three Mets are going to Vegas, baby! Chien-Ming Wang is pitching for the Blue Jays and Gerrit Cole is starting for the Pirates.
Bud Selig is prepared to go to war over the Biogenesis scandal. The Nats are worried about Bryce Harper. R.A. Dickey is no stranger to despair. The Marlins have an interesting no-trade list and Chris Perez gets more interesting mail than I do.
MLB is reportedly seeking a showdown with several suspected PED users. A couple of big-name pitchers are expecting to get traded. Domonic Brown is a slugger, not a walker. And Ramon Ortiz likely had a very public and heartbreaking end to his career.
The Mets are flying high after sweeping the Yankees. The Yanks themselves seem to be at a crossroads, as are the Pirates. George Brett is going to try coaching for a month to see how he likes it. The Twins have a lot of young talent .
Interest in interleague play seems to be down this year, although why isn't clear yet. Baseball managers have some wacky ideas this week. It pains me to say this, but the Cardinals are good. The Marlins and Astros are bad.
MLB remembers Memorial Day with camo uniforms, and not everyone is happy about it. The Angels early season struggles seem to be behind them. CC Sabathia doesn't care for the Trop, Joey Votto doesn't care for RBIs.
Jeremy Affeldt has had a change of heart about gay people. Jesus Montero got sent to the PCL and Ike Davis may soon join him. The White Sox always manage to stay healthy and Terry Francona is welcomed back to Boston. Also, Beer.
Alex Sanabia has a little something extra in his repertoire these days. The Don Mattingly Watch continues. A Phillies broadcaster sabotaged Aroldis Chapman. The Twins finally have a strikeout pitcher. The city of Montreal remembers one of its greats.
The Don Mattingly watch continues, while two top prospects are making their season debuts this week. The Rays are thriving, while the Giants starters are struggling. The Mariners are just slow.
We're getting review! For sure! Possibly! It might happen! C'mon, Bud. Wake up, the time to do this was 10 years ago.
Only major league baseball could turn an event designed to honor moms and fight cancer into a fiasco. MLB is still dealing with umpire problems. Roy Halladay issues a public apology and Don Mattingly's job is in danger.
For the second consecutive night, major-league umpires made an embarrassingly bad ruling. Baseball has to get this fixed, and immediately.
The storm over the blown replay call continues to swirl, and MLB narrowly avoided another controversy. Andrelton Simmons and Matt Harvey could be two of the next generation of baseball superstars. And it looks like J.A. Happ will be all right.
A home run call was reviewed Wednesday in Cleveland, and they still got it wrong. Let's start getting these right.
The questions are mounting about how bad the Astros might be at the end of the year. The Mariners have problems, but their top two pitchers aren't one of them. A lot of talent is coming into the major leagues from Asia.