Daily Dish links us to a story in the NY Post that says the Mets will likely be chosen to host the All-Star Game in 2013. Didnt those New York bastards just host the All-Star Game last year??!! I'm normally not one to gripe about a small/mid-market team's lot in life, but this is shit. Beautiful new Great American Ballpark is going to be a toilet by the time they get to host an All-Star Game, if they ever do. Baseball is jerks.
If you missed CoCo's outing in the game last night (it was quick),
MLB.com has the video for you.
Q&A with Louisville Bats' all-star Drew Stubbs
Bats outfielder Drew Stubbs is in the Pacific Northwest at the triple-A all-star game. Its his third all-star games in as many seasons since being drafted in 2006.
- Bob Gibson is OK with steroid users making Hall of Fame
Harry Pavlidis at BtB takes a look at Pitch F/X data from the Futures Game
It's a rare treat to see minor league Pitch F/X data because minor leaguers so rarely play games in major league stadia. JC Sulbaran featured a pretty good sinker, but the Rangers prospect Neftali Feliz blew everyone away with his 100+ MPH heater. Yowza.
Doug Gray continues to look at Reds rookie pitchers with Pitch F/X
taking on Robert Manuel today. He certainly is a crafty guy, huh?
Bud Selig said the other day that he is still reviewing Pete Rose's effort for reinstatement
"It is under review," Selig said Tuesday during a question-and-answer session with the Baseball Writers' Association of America. "He did, as you know, accept voluntarily a lifetime suspension from Bart Giamatti, and there really isn't much more I can say about that. I did agree to review it. It is under review. We do spend some time discussing it. But it's not I think appropriate for me to say any more." I dont think this really means anything, i mean, Rose is never getting reinstated. But it's a slow news day.
- The French think of EVERYthing