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David Price's Statement To Media Comes At Odd Time For Red Sox

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David Price will be on the mound when the Boston Red Sox conclude their road series with the New York Yankees on Thursday night. 82 more words

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Dennis Eckersley Drops Chris Sale Knowledge While Calling Red Sox Ace's Latest Start

Dennis Eckersley knows a thing or two about elite big league pitching.

Eckersley, a Baseball Hall of Famer, is considered one of the best closers of all time, and he also was a darn good starter before moving to the bullpen. 1,228 more words

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On Relievers, Saves, and Closers

Responding to a recent post, Examining Reliever Ballots, reader and friend of the site, Gerry, asked about a particular line. I wrote that closer was a role created to support a statistic, and Gerry disagreed. 928 more words


Compilers Are Great, Part VI

This next group has a very inconsistent vibe to it. Four are 19th century stars, while another also played more than a century ago. There’s also a great starting pitcher who’s considered a great closer, a Hall of Famer, a guy on the current ballot, and a deserving player who’s just about never considered as such. 1,838 more words


Flashback Part 2): The Wrecking of the 1978 Indians

Note: This is part two of a three-part piece. Here’s part 1 and part 3.

The arbitrator’s ruling blew a hole in the Indians’ plans for 1978. 1,715 more words


Flashback (Part 3): "There But For The Grace Of God..."

Note: You are about to read part three. To read what has come before, try part 1 and part 2.

Sane people have a saying: When you’re in a hole, stop digging. 2,422 more words


Garnatxa Blanca and Terra Alta

Grenache Blanc has never been a favorite of mine. I’ve always found it a little flabby, slightly oily and lacking in the acid department. There is a special place in this universe however, called Terra Alta, Catalunya, where Garnatxa Blanca changes shape (is more fun to spell), and becomes a mineral, salty, slightly voluptuous little vixen that makes you understand why wine is a thing of place, and why we can thank our lucky stars somebody put it there. 319 more words