Old School – 1/3 Season Review

1/3 of the MLB season is complete and I thought it would be a good time to look back at what’s happened so far in the 2012 season.

Back in my season opening column I said that “Orioles fans probably still believe Cal Ripken Jr. could still help their terrible team.” I also said “Orioles fans probably think that even Tim Tebow could help their terrible team.” Oops… Continue reading

In the News: R.A. Dickey

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter through 7 innings Saturday vs. Philadelphia before Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino recorded a line drive base hit to left field. Dickey finished the day with 7 IP, 3 H, 1ER, and 1BB and no decision. The Mets went on to win the game 2-1. This was Dickey’s last start on the year for the Mets, and it wraps up another solid year for the knuckleballer. Dickey finishes the year with a losing record (8-13) but a very solid ERA of 3.28, which is first among Mets starters. I had a chance to speak with Dickey in spring training, and the story was featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum.

The knuckleball. It dips and dives, darts and drops, and is the most unpredictable pitch in baseball. It seemingly takes a wild journey before reaching its destination to the plate. No one knows exactly where it will go. The batter doesn’t, the fielder doesn’t, even the catcher, and most importantly the pitcher, aren’t exactly sure where the ball will land… Continue reading

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