2014 SeaWolves Moments: No. 10 – Sweeping the Curve

   January 11, 2015 7:48 pm

The Erie SeaWolves continued to climb out of a deep hole in the Eastern League playoff race in August. Erie was in almost a must-win situation throughout August and a sweep of the Altoona Curve in dramatic fashion is exactly what the SeaWolves needed on Aug. 17. Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth…

Key dates for spring training

   January 9, 2015 10:47 pm

Eager for spring to get here?   Well, it’s not too early to think about spring training.   Here are a few key dates to think about between trips outside to shovel snow.   First spring game Sunday, March 1 U. of Tampa vs. Phillies at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m.   Indians’ first spring game…

Nationals hire Ankiel to mentor players

   January 9, 2015 10:36 pm

Remember Rick Ankiel?   He once was a promising pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. He made his debut in 1999 and was a success until the 2000 playoffs.   Then, he couldn’t throw a strike.       Wow, nearly 15 years later and that’s still painful to watch.   Ankiel eventually gave up…

Report: Pirates close to deal with Kang

   January 9, 2015 9:59 pm

 

 

Hall of Fame announcements coming Tuesday

   January 4, 2015 12:11 am

Think Pedro Martinez will get his Hall call on Tuesday? Here’s a case for him: Your browser does not support iframes. Randy Johnson also is on the ballot for the first time. Here’s the case for him: Your browser does not support iframes. And what about Craig Biggio? He’s already missed out. Will Tuesday be…

Happy new year

   December 31, 2014 8:53 pm

We wish all of our readers the best in 2015.

Who has the ugliest sweater in MLB?

   December 26, 2014 11:13 am

MLB.com had the ugliest Christmas sweater contest. Check out the winner: And here's the pic I forgot. #Fail pic.twitter.com/0vHkxLMpoS — Logan Morrison (@CupOfLoMo) December 25, 2014 He had some competition. — Rick Green

Happy holidays from Extra Innings

   December 23, 2014 3:36 pm

Best wishes to all our readers during the holiday season.

The Padres have a ‘rock star’ GM?

   December 20, 2014 11:13 pm

So, do you think the San Diego Padres gave a ‘rock star’ general manager?   Newly acquired Matt Kemp sure does.   Check out his press conference.     Your browser does not support iframes.     I’m not sure rock star applies to someone making a bunch of moves. Sounds like fantasy baseball to…

Pirates add Hart to a 1-year deal

   December 19, 2014 6:26 pm

Corey Hart is a Pirate.   Good news? Perhaps.   According to reports, the Bucs got Hart on a one-year contract for $2.5 million.   There’s not a lot of risk involved with that.   And for a player with a career .271 average over 10 seasons, that’s a pretty good deal.   So why…