Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Pennant Race Gazette–April 19, 2011

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

National League

AL East                                   W      L         GB

  1. Cleveland                 12     4          —
  2. New York                   7     4          2  1/2
  3. Kansas City                7     5          3
  4. Tampa Bay                 4     4          4
  5. Toronto                       5    5           4
  6. Baltimore                    5    6           4
  7. Detroit                          4    6           5  
  8. Boston                          5   10         6  1/2

AL West                                     W    L         GB

  1. Texas                             7     0         —
  2. Los Angeles                6      5          3
  3. Oakland                        6      6          3  1/2
  4. Chicago                         4     6          4   1/2
  5. Minnesota                    4     8          5  1/2
  6. Seattle                            3  10          7

Yesterday’s Results

  • BOS    9      TOR       1                    (East)
  • TEX    7      LAA      1                    (West)
  • CLE    7      KC          3 (10)          (East)
  • DET    8      SEA       3               (2nd Tier)
  • TB       4      CHW     0                (Not Tier)
  • MIN   5       BAL      3                (Not Tier)

National League

NL East                                   W      L        GB

  1. Philadelphia            10     4        —
  2. Florida                         8     6         2
  3. Washington                8     7        2 1/2
  4. Cincinnati                   5      5        3
  5. Pittsburgh                  4      5        3  1/2
  6. Atlanta                         5     7        4
  7. Houston                       5     9        5
  8. New York                    5    11       6

NL West                                     W     L       GB

  1. Colorado                      11     4       —
  2. San Francisco              9     7       2  1/2
  3. St. Louis                         7     6       3
  4. Chicago                           7    6       3
  5. Milwaukee                      4    4       3  1/2
  6. Los Angeles                   8    9       4
  7. Arizona                            4   7       5
  8. San Diego                        5    9       5  1/2

Yesterday’s Results

  • PIT      9       CIN         3                      (East)                    
  • CHC     1       SD           0 (10)            (West)
  • SF         8       COL        1                      (West)
  • LAD     4       ATL        2                   (1st Tier)
  • MIL     6       PHI         3 (12)         (Not Tier)

Pennant Race Gazette–April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

National League

AL East                                W      L        GB

  1. Cleveland                  8       4        —
  2. Baltimore                   5       2           1/2
  3. Toronto                      4       2        1
  4. Kansas City                5       3        1
  5. New York                    6       4        1
  6. Tampa Bay                  2       3        2  1/2
  7. Detroit                        3       6        3  1/2
  8. Boston                        2       9         5  1/2

AL West                                W       L          GB

  1. Texas                          6        0          —
  2. Chicago                       4        3          2  1/2
  3. Oakland                      6        6          3
  4. Los Angeles                 3        4          3  1/2
  5. Minnesota                    3        6          4  1/2
  6. Seattle                         2       7          5   1/2

Yesterday’s Result

  • OAK       7       CHW       4 (10)    (West)
  • NYY      7       BAL        4               (East)
  • LAA       4       CLE         3 (12) (2nd Tier)
  • DET        3       TEX         2          (Not Tier) 
  • KC         10      MIN        5          (Not Tier)
  • TOR        8       SEA         3          (Not Tier)
  • TB           @      BOS                          (PPD)

National League

NL East                                W      L        GB

  1. Philadelphia              8       3        —
  2. Cincinnati                  4       2        1  1/2
  3. Florida                       6       5        2
  4. Atlanta                      4       4        2  1/2
  5. Washington              5       6        3
  6. Pittsburgh                 1       3        3  1/2
  7. New York                    4       7        4
  8. Houston                      3       9        5  1/2

NL West                                 W      L        GB

  1. Colorado                      7       2        —
  2. Milwaukee                    3        1        1  1/2
  3. Chicago                         5        4        2  1/2
  4. Los Angeles                  6        6        2  1/2
  5. San Francisco                6        6        2  1/2
  6. San Diego                      5        6        3
  7. St. Louis                         4         5        3
  8. Arizona                           3         5         3  1/2

Yesterday’s Results

  • SD      3      CIN     2          (1st Tier)
  • MIL   6      PIT     0         (2nd Tier)
  • PHI    3      WAS   2             (East)
  • COL    5      NYM  4         (2nd Tier)
  • FLA    5      ATL    1             (East)
  • CHC    9      HOU   5          (2nd Tier)
  • STL   15     ARI     5             (West)
  • SF        4     LAD    3              (West)

 

 

Pennant Race Gazette–April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

American League

AL East                                W      L        GB

  1. Cleveland              8        3        —
  2. Baltimore              5        1             1/2
  3. Toronto                 4        2         1  1/2
  4. Kansas City           5       3          1  1/2
  5. New York              5       4          2
  6. Tampa Bay            2       3          3
  7. Detroit                    3       6          4
  8. Boston                     2       9         6

AL West                                W      L       GB

  1. Texas                         6       0      —
  2. Chicago                     4       2      2
  3. Oakland                     5       6      3  1/2
  4. Los Angeles             2       4      4
  5. Minnesota                3       6      4  1/2
  6. Seattle                        2       7     5   1/2

Yesterday’s Results

  • TB      3      BOS      2              (East)
  • CHW 6      OAK     5 (10)    (West)
  • LAA  2      CLE      0          (2nd Tier)
  • DET   5      TEX      4          (Not Tier)
  • MIN  4      KC         3 (10) (Not Tier)
  • SEA   3      TOR      2          (Not Tier)
  • BAL    @   NYY                      (PPD)

National League

NL East                                   W      L        GB

  1. Philadelphia             7      3         —
  2. Cincinnati                  4      1            1/2
  3. Atlanta                        4      3         1 1/2
  4. Florida                         5     5         2
  5. Washington                5     5         2
  6. Pittsburgh                   1     2         2  1/2
  7. New York                    4     6         3
  8. Houston                       3     8         4  1/2

NL West                                     W    L         GB

  1. Colorado                       6     2        —
  2. Milwaukee                    2     1         1  1/2
  3. Los Angeles                  6    5         1  1/2
  4. Chicago                           4    4         2
  5. San Francisco               5    6         2  1/2
  6. Arizona                            3    4        2   1/2
  7. San Diego                        4    6         3
  8. St. Louis                          3    5         3

Yesterday’s Results

  • WAS       7       PHI       4                (East)
  • ATL        5       FLA       0                (East)
  • HOU     11       CHC       2             (2nd Tier)
  • ARI      13       STL        8                 (West)
  • CIN         8       SD          2 (11)     (1st Tier)
  • SF            5       LAD      4                  (West)
  • MIL      @      PIT                               (PPD)
  • COL       @      NYM                           (PPD)

Pennant Race Gazette–April 12, 2011

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

American League

AL East                                W      L        GB

  1. Cleveland                  8       2         —
  2. Baltimore                   5       1          1
  3. Toronto                      4      2          2
  4. Kansas City                5      3          2
  5. New York                    5     4          2  1/2
  6. Tampa Bay                  1     3          4
  7. Detroit                        3     6          4 1/2
  8. Boston                        2     8          6

AL West                                  W    L        GB

  1. Texas                           6     0         —
  2. Chicago                        3     2         2  1/2
  3. Oakland                        5     5         3
  4. Minnesota                     3     6         4  1/2
  5. Los Angeles                  1      4        4  1/2
  6. Seattle                          2     7        5  1/2

Yesterday’s Results

  • TB      16      BOS    5              (East)
  • OAK    2      CHW   1 (10)    (West)
  • CLE      4     LAA    0          (2nd Tier)
  • TEX      2     DET     0          (Not Tier)
  • SEA      8     TOR     7          (Not Tier)

National League

NL East                                W      L        GB

  1. Philadelphia               7       2         —
  2. Cincinnati                   3       1          1  1/2
  3. Florida                        5       4          2
  4. Atlanta                       3       3          2  1/2
  5. Washington                4       5          3
  6. Pittsburgh                  1       2          3
  7. New York                    4      6          3  1/2
  8. Houston                      2      8          5  1/2

NL West                                 W     L         GB

  1. Colorado                     6      2         —
  2. Los Angeles                 6     4          1
  3. Milwaukee                   2     1          1  1/2
  4. Chicago                       4     3         1  1/2
  5. San Diego                    4     5         2  1/2
  6. St. Louis                       3     4        2   1/2
  7. San Francisco               4     6        3
  8. Arizona                         2     4         3

Yesterday’s Results

  • COL     7     NYM     6          (2nd Tier)
  • CHC     5     HOU      4          (2nd Tier)
  • STL      8     ARI       2              (West)
  • CIN      3    SD           2           (1st Tier)
  • LAD     6    SF           1               (West)

Pennant Race Gazette–April 8, 2011

Friday, April 8th, 2011

American League

AL East                                   W      L        GB

  1. Baltimore                  5       1         —
  2. Toronto                    4       2          1            
  3. New York                  4       2          1
  4. Cleveland                 4       2          1
  5. Kansas City               3       2          1  1/2
  6. Detroit                      2       4          3
  7. Tampa Bay               0       3          3  1/2
  8. Boston                      0      6          5

AL West                                    W      L         GB

  1. Texas                            6       0          —
  2. Chicago                         3       1           2
  3. Minnesota                     2       4          4
  4. Seattle                           2       4          4
  5. Oakland                         2        4          4
  6. Los Angeles                   1        3          4

Yesterday’s Result

  • CLE    1    BOS    0        (East)
  • OAK   2   TOR    1     (1st Tier)
  • NYY  4   MIN    3     (1st Tier)
  • BAL    9  DET     5     (Not Tier)
  • CHW   5  TB        1          (East)

National League

NL East                                   W      L        GB

  1. Philadelphia            5        1         —
  2. Cincinnati                2        1         1  1/2
  3. Atlanta                    2        1         1  1/2
  4. Pittsburgh                0       0         2
  5. New York                 3        3         2
  6. Florida                     3        3         2
  7. Washington             2        4         3
  8. Houston                   1        5         4

NL West                                   W       L         GB

  1. Colorado                    3         1         —
  2. Chicago                      2         1         1
  3. San Diego                   3         2         1
  4. Milwaukee                   0         0         1  1/2
  5. Los Angeles                3         3         1  1/2
  6. Arizona                        2        3         2
  7. St. Louis                      1        2         2
  8. San Francisco              2        4         2  1/2

Yesterday’s Results

  • HOU    3    CIN    2                          (East)
  • PHI    11    NYM 0                          (East)
  • WAS     5   FLA    3 (11)                 (East)
  • COL       7  PIT     1              (Not Tier Schedule)
  • MIL      4   ATL    2                       (Not Tier)

Pennant Race Gazette–April 7, 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

American League

AL East                                W      L        GB

  1.  Baltimore                 4       1         —
  2. Toronto                     4       1          —
  3. Kansas City               3       2         1
  4. New York                   3       2         1
  5. Cleveland                  3       2         1
  6. Detroit                        2       3         2
  7. Tampa Bay                 0       3         3
  8. Boston                        0      5         4

AL West                                  W     L        GB

  1. Texas                          6       0        —
  2. Chicago                       3       1         2
  3. Minnesota                    2       3         3  1/2
  4. Seattle                         2      4          4
  5. Los Angeles                  1      3          4
  6. Oakland                        1      4          4  1/2

Yesterday’s Result

  • TEX    7    SEA    3              (West)
  • CHW 10    KC      7 (12)    (West)
  • TOR     5    OAK   3           (1st Tier)  
  • CLE      8     BOS   4              (East)
  • DET      7    BAL   3              (East)
  • LAA     5     TB      1           (Not Tier)
  • MIN    @   NYY                    (PPD)

NL West                                W      L        GB

  1. Philadelphia              4       1        —
  2. Cincinnati                  2      0           1/2
  3. Atlanta                      2      1         1
  4. New York                   3      2         1
  5. Florida                        3     2         1
  6. Pittsburgh                  0     0         1  1/2
  7. Washington               1      4         3
  8. Houston                     0      5         4

NL West                                   W     L         GB

  1. Colorado                      3       1         —
  2. Chicago                         2       1            1/2
  3. San Diego                      3       2        1
  4. Milwaukee                     0       0        1
  5. Los Angeles                  3       3        1
  6. Arizona                         2       3        1  1/2
  7. St. Louis                        1       2        1   1/2
  8. San Francisco                2       4        2

Yesterday’s Results

  • ARI    6    CHC    4          (West)
  • COL    7    LAD   5           (West)
  • SF       8     SD      4            (West)
  • PHI   10   NYM 7            (East)
  • CIN   12   HOU  4             (East)
  • FLA     7  WAS  4              (East)
  • PIT       3  STL    1          (Not Tier)
  • MIL      5  ATL   4          (Not Tier)

Pennant Race Gazette–April 6, 2011

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

American League

AL East                                W      L        GB

  1. Baltimore                   4      0        —
  2. Kansas City                3      1         1
  3. Toronto                       3      1         1
  4. New York                    3      2        1  1/2
  5. Cleveland                   2      2        2
  6. Detroit                         1      3        3
  7. Tampa Bay                  0     3         3  1/2
  8. Boston                        0      4        3   1/2

AL West                                  W      L        GB

  1. Texas                           5       0        —
  2. Chicago                        2       1         2
  3. Seattle                          2       3        3
  4. Minnesota                     2       3        3
  5. Oakland                        1       3        3  1/2
  6. Los Angeles                  1       3        3  1/2

Yesterday’s Results

  • CLE    3   BOS    1                     (East)
  • MIN   5  NYY   4 (10)        (1st Tier)
  • TOR    7  OAK   6 (10)        (1st Tier)
  • TEX     3  SEA    2                    (West)
  • LAA    5  TB       3                 (Not Tier)
  • KC        7  CHW  6 (12) (Not Tier Schedule)

National League

NL East                                W      L        GB

  1. Philadelphia            3       1         —
  2. New York                3        1         —
  3. Cincinnati                1        0           1/2
  4. Atlanta                    2        1           1/2
  5. Pittsburgh                0       0         1
  6. Florida                      2       2          1
  7. Washington             1       3          2
  8. Houston                    0      4          3

NL West                                 W     L          GB

  1. Chicago                       2       0         —
  2. San Diego                   3        1         —
  3. Colorado                    2        1         —
  4. Los Angeles                3       2            1/2
  5. Milwaukee                   0       0         1
  6. St. Louis                      1       2          1  1/2
  7. Arizona                       1       3          1  1/2
  8. San Francisco              1       4          2  1/2

Yesterday’s Results

  • CHC    6    ARI    5            (West)
  • SD       3     SF       1            (West)
  • NYM  7    PHI     1           (East)
  • CIN     8    HOU   2           (East)
  • FLA    3    WAS   2 (10)  (East)
  • COL     3    LAD   0           (West)
  • MIL     1    ATL    0       (Not Tier)
  • STL      3   PIT      2       (Not Tier)

Pennant Race Gazette–April 5, 2011

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

American League

AL East                                W      L        GB

  1. Baltimore                  4       0        —
  2. Kansas City               3       1         1
  3. New York                   3       1         1
  4. Toronto                      2       1         1
  5. Cleveland                  1       2         2  1/2
  6. Detroit                        1       3         3
  7. Tampa Bay                 0      3         3   1/2
  8. Boston                        0      3        3    1/2

AL West                                  W     L         GB

  1. Texas                           4     0          —
  2. Chicago                        2     1           1   1/2
  3. Seattle                          2     2          2
  4. Oakland                        1      2          2   1/2
  5. Minnesota                     1      3          3
  6. Los Angeles                  1      3          3

Yesterday’s Results

  • BAL   5  DET    1               (East)
  • NYY  4  MIN   3            (1st Tier)
  • TEX    6  SEA    4                (West)

National League

NL East                               W      L        GB

  1. Philadelphia            3       0        —
  2. Atlanta                    2        1           1/2
  3. New York                2        1         1
  4. Cincinnati               0        0         1 1/2
  5. Pittsburgh               0        0        1  1/2
  6. Florida                     1         2        2
  7. Washington            1         2        2
  8. Houston                   0        3        3

NL West                                 W       L        GB

  1. Los Angeles                3         1       —
  2. Chicago                        1         0          1/2
  3. San Diego                    2         1           1/2
  4. Milwaukee                   0         0        1
  5. Colorado                     1          1         1
  6. Arizona                       1          2         1
  7. St. Louis                      1          2         1  1/2
  8. San Francisco              1          3         2

Yesterday’s Results

  • ATL  2   MIL    1                 (NT)
  • CHC  4   ARI    1                (West)
  • PIT    4   STL    3                   (NT)

Baseball Bloggers Alliance Hall of Fame Recommendations

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

The BBA announcecd on December 30 that its members had recommended that Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  The vote has no force, but BBA selections for awards are a good predictor of how actual voting will turn out.

Both received 117 of 154 votes cast for 75.97%.

Barry Larkin finished 3rd with 70.78 percent of the vote.

An Open Letter to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. RE: Postseason Expansion

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Dear Commissioner Selig:

I saw today that you have said that adding two more wild card teams to MLB’s postseason would be “fair”.  I have also heard you have said you would make your decision on whether to expand baseball’s postseason pragmatically. I ask you: Is it fair to the fans of the sport who understand that one wild card has had a negative impact on real pennant races?  Is it fair to fan’s who don’t want to see baseball’s regular season become the joke that the NHL’s  and NBA’s are?   Would it be a pragmatic decision, when it is known that  if there was an extra wild card in the National League this year, a great deal of the drama of the last weekend’s battle between San Francisco and San Diego for the West Division lead would not have occurred?  Would it be a pragmatic decision to expand the postseason, if it is known that past expansions have already done serious damage to your crown jewel’s—the World Series—TV ratings?

All this is not lost on the fans.  Since you have announced that expanded playoffs is on the table, I have been reading the comments of fans on the Internet.  Many are  saying that this is an inevitable money-grab that they have no hope of stopping. Others are saying the season is already too long and fear baseball in December.  Still others talk about expanding so all 30 teams make it to the playoffs.  I recommend that you look over these articles and read the comments. 

 I read a while back, when Sports Illustrated columnist Tom Verducci approached you with the idea of another wild card team, you told him that the game was fine the way it is now.  I urge you to remember this; and do what is clearly “in the best interest of baseball”.  While one wild card may be desirable, two would be one too many.  Commissioner, please listen to the fans and reject extra wild cards and postseason expansion.  The sport simply cannot afford it.

Thank you for your consideration.

A Baseball Fan of 55 Years

Clifford L. Glasberg