By Joe McDonald at 29 September, 2013, 10:56 pm
By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) – A season that promised so much and delivered so little for Toronto Blue Jays fans came to a dreary end on Sunday with the city’s World Series dreams buried under the rubble of a last place finish. Labeled championsh…Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 29 September, 2013, 10:51 pm
By Steve Keating TORONTO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A season that promised so much and delivered so little for Toronto Blue Jays fans came to a dreary end on Sunday with the city’s World Series dreams buried under the rubble of a last place finish. Labeled c…Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 27 September, 2013, 5:16 pm
“What does a Cubs fan do after his team wins the World Series?”Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 19 September, 2013, 4:42 pm
NEW YORK — A Sports Illustrated cover autographed by Buster Posey and Sergio Romo that pictures the beginning of their World Series-winning celebration last October laid on a table inside the visitor’s clubhouse at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon, a …Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 19 September, 2013, 2:47 pm
NEW YORK – Almost everyone wearing a World Series ring in black and orange has struggled to perform consistently in this disappointing follow-up season.Madison Bumgarner is disappointed in himself, too. But only because he cares so deeply about his hitting.When it comes to his work on the bump, Bumgarner is the one guy who just kept logrolling along. He put forth another strong start Thursday afternoon, holding the New York Mets to one run in seven innings while striking out 10 in a 2-1 victory at Citi Field. …Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 13 September, 2013, 9:26 am
COMMENTARY | The New York Mets own a 64-81 record following a four-game sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals. It’s been clear for quite some time this season that the Amazins wouldn’t be heading to the postseason.Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 12 September, 2013, 1:30 pm
Editor’s note: We’re saying goodbye to teams mathematically eliminated from the 2013 MLB season with a toast. Want to contribute? Follow @BigLeagueStew on Twitter and await our call for submissions. Next up, the San Francisco Giants.
Not that anybody was expecting it at this point, but the San Francisco Giants made it official on Wednesday that we will not see back-to-back World Series champs. Nobody’s done that since the Yankees won three straight from 1998 to 2000, and with their official postseason elimination on Wednesday, the Giants won’t either.
The Giants season was decided a while ago, though. The team had been in no higher than fourth place since June 24 — falling while the rival Los Angeles Dodgers soared, not giving fans the expected Giants-Dodgers duel at the top of the NL West this season. But we can all still enjoy a toast to the Giants.
To the Giants, for having a little more time this year to clean your World Series rings. And to the Giants, for owning some of the best hair in baseball plus honest players and cute fans . To the Giants, for making the Padres look decent. To the Giants, for making us think gas prices are cheaper … when we compare them to Barry Zito’s ERA. And to the Giants, for giving fifth-graders motivation for their school speeches .
We’re not going to bogart this toast. Here’s what the people had to say to the 2013 Giants:
By Joe McDonald at 11 September, 2013, 9:56 am
Editor’s Note: This Story First Appeared in the September 2011 issue of Mets Inside Pitch. The day started out nice. In fact it was a great day to walk my new puppy. As many dog owners know, once a puppy gets its shots you need to walk it until it does its business outside. Some […]Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 4 August, 2013, 5:37 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At 36 and the owner of two World Series rings, A.J. Burnett says he no longer cares about personal statistics.Read More >>
World Series odds: Tigers still the favorite, while the surging Pirates aren’t getting the love (Big League Stew)
By Joe McDonald at 2 August, 2013, 3:46 pm
Now that August is here and the postseason is within sight, the odds that gambling experts churn out about who is most likely to win the World Series seem a bit more real.
The latest odds from online casino Bovada don’t show much shift at the top: …