The first game of the 2013 Major League Baseball season was played on Sunday night. Everyone’s favorite punching bag, the Houston Astros, defeated the Texas Rangers by a count of 8-2. The number of “take a picture of the standings” Tweets that I read was positively astounding. Those Tweets were immediately followed by a barrage [...]

It may not get any better than this one. Joe Maddon had a little fun while setting the lineup card and channeled his inner fanboy. The image was posted on the Rays’ Twitter feed (@RaysBaseball). James Shields takes the title of “Iron Man” after pitching at least 203 1/3 innings in five consecutive seasons. It’s [...]

David Price inked a deal with Steiner Sports to sign autographed photos and balls in connection with the DJ/3K campaign. Price was the unfortunate victim who served up hit number 3,000 to Derek Jeter and began the whole Christian Lopez debacle. He’s decided to make some lemonade and beef up the 401K by autographing photos [...]

Jeter, batting out of the leadoff spot, homered in his second at-bat against David Price to reach the hallowed milestone. Jeter singled in the first inning to notch hit 2,999 and wasted no time getting to the finish line. It was his third home run of the season. Now, there had obviously been a lot [...]

Yes, I understand the paradox at play. I felt that I needed to bid a proper farewell to the former Boston and Los Angeles slugger who abruptly departed the game this past weekend. Ramirez recorded a single hit in 17 at-bats for the Tampa Bay Rays before taking a couple personal days. That quickly devolved [...]

The White Sox welcomed the Tampa Bay Rays to open the 2011 home slate. Under a cloudy sky and with temperatures dipping into the 40s, the Rays sought to shake off a miserable start to the season against former Tampa starter, Edwin Jackson. The venue change didn’t help. Jackson obliterated the Rays on Thursday afternoon, [...]

Well, there’s already one game in the books, so I can still do this without feeling much hate. After all, I’m still putting the Yankees in the mix for the playoffs. I’m not going to put up a 9,000-word diatribe here. We’ve been banging on the position-by-position analysis of each team for months. So, I’m [...]