News Archive for
April 16-30, 2001
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Monday, April 30, 2001
April 29, 1986 -- Roger Clemens Strikes Out 20 Mariners!
Espn Classic shows the legendary performance tonight at 9:00 pm (EST).
The Thrill Is Gone
Ethan at whatcurse.com wonders about Jimy Williams and what goes (or doesn't go) through a manager's mind.
Espn's Jayson Stark culls both leagues for the offbeat and unexplainable. Here is his archives of "The Week in Review" and "Wild Pitches" columns.
Saturday, April 28, 2001
Cy's Not The Limit
Jim Molony, mlb.com
It's unanimous: Pedro is the best.
Friday, April 27, 2001
Red Sox Box Scores
David Southwick is a Red Sox fan who has been collecting box scores for various seasons. I ordered the years 1998, 1999 and 2000 (the Pedro era) and they are terrific. The years he has available for purchase are: 1918, 1967, 1971, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999 and 2000. David's website is in limbo, but you can email him for more information.
Red Sox -allowing 2.4 runs per game -- hang in at #2 in ESPN's Power Alley Rankings (4/24).
Thursday, April 26, 2001
game of last century
Michael O'Connor, Boston Herald
On April 26, 1901, the Boston Americans (soon to be known as the Red Sox) played their first game, commencing a love-hate, blood, sweat and cheers relationship between a city and a sports franchise that endures today.
Red Sox Century
Paul Doyle, Hartford Courant
Long before Denny Galehouse, Bucky Dent or Bill Buckner were woven into the dysfunctional fabric of the franchise, they were a nameless American League team. They debuted 100 years ago today, losing to the team that would eventually become their fiercest rival.
now steals and walks leader
San Diego Union-Tribune
Rickey Henderson set the major league walks record at 2,063 Wednesday night, taking sole possession of the mark he had shared for a day with Babe Ruth.
Wednesday, April 25, 2001
Henderson ties Babe Ruth's walk record of 2,062
San Diego Union-Tribune; also Philadelphia Daily News, PhillyBurbs.com, and espn.com
Rickey Henderson drew a full-count walk in the sixth inning against Chris Brock. He received a standing ovation while a message of congratulations flashed on the scoreboard and fireworks exploded above the right field seats.
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Manny Ramirez Named American League Player of the Week
For the seventh time in his career and the first time as a member of the Red Sox, Manny Ramirez has won American League Player of the Week honors.
Ramirez hit five home runs during the week to go along with 29 total bases and a slugging percentage of 1.036. Ramirez is now slugging a team-best .722 for the season and leads the team in hits (30) and RBIs (21). During the week, Ramirez scored eight runs and drove in eight more while posting a .531 on-base percentage. He had 13 hits in 28 at-bats, including a 7-for-13 effort during the series at Yankee Stadium.
Art's Notebook -- April 24, 2001
Art Martone is writing his Notebooks more often now -- almost daily. So check the link above on a regular basis. From today's column:
Now before the court: Grebeck v Merloni. ... The Red Sox are about to weaken themselves by choice -- by choice -- for financial rather than competitive reasons, during a season in which they've clearly thrown monetary caution to the wind. ...
I realize I'm frothing at the mouth, but here's why. I've been rereading Red Sox Century recently and the authors note that, throughout history, the Red Sox of Thomas A. Yawkey -- or the Red Sox of the Yawkey Tradition, which is how they've billed themselves in the 25 years since his death -- have never made the maximum effort to win. ...
Monday, April 23, 2001
the Presses! Pedro is Hit Hard!!
A QMAX Perspective on the Amazing Martinez
Don Malcolm's Blog @ www.baseball-primer.com
Physics of Baseballs: Foul Ball?
Unraveling the mystery of why it's so easy to hit a home run
Curtis Rist, Discover, May 2001
Friday, April 20, 2001
Notebook (April 20)
Art Martone, Providence Journal
Art plugs this site and my 1918 Red Sox book!
Notebook (April 19)
Art Martone, Providence Journal
Red Sox Rants to the Boston Sports Guy
Dan McLaughlin, Baseball Crank
Don Malcolm's Baseball Blog -- Young Pitchers/Rob Neyer
Thursday, April 19, 2001
go from complete chaos to utter dominance
Sean McAdam, espn.com
Times, They Are A-Changin' At Fenway
Bob George, bossports.com (April 15)
Wednesday, April 18, 2001
(Extended thoughts on early-season surprises & disappointments, the Yanks series,
a mystifying manager and much more)
Bill Simmons, Boston Sports Guy
Notebook (April 18)
Art Martone, Providence Journal
New York Daily News Special Report (Part 2)
Five Ways to Cure What Ails Baseball
Gag Me With a Fine
Where Baseball's Revenue Comes From
High Price of Victory
The Fans' Side
Tuesday, April 17, 2001
pitchers make their case
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com
Boston starters are 6-1 with a 2.11 ERA. New York starters are 5-4 to go along with a 4.76 earned run average. Overall, the Red Sox staff now has the lowest ERA in all of Major League Baseball -- a microscopic 1.97 mark in their first 13 games.
The Yankees entered the past weekend's four-game series batting .327, but Sox pitchers held them to a .207 average. Boston's pitching staff compiled a 2.19 series ERA, and even more impressive, Red Sox starters had a collective series ERA of 1.80. With runners in scoring position, the Yankees batted just 5-for-33, an average of .152.
MLB's Blue Ribbon Report
Are Being Lied To
Dayn Perry, MLBtalk
The Future Fenway Design Symposium
Monday, April 16, 2001
New York Daily News Special Report (Part 1)
Revenue v. Payroll
Revenue: $1.35 billion to $2.78 billion
= 101% increase.
Payroll: $0.93 billion to $1.49 billion = 61% increase.
The sharpest increases have come in the past three years.
Why Baseball Won't Strike Out Again
Rangers Hit Gold
Bud Has Power
How They Cook the Books
"Independent" Panel Fair or Foul?
Ticket Price List
Gary Santerre, baseballprimer.com
"Pete Schourek is done. God bless him with his 4 surgeries and all that. But, please, he has nothing on his straight pitch. I don't call it a fast ball because it is not fast. My question is, is Jimy the only person who can't see that? Have you ever gone to a game and there is a play where everyone in the park sees it one way but the umpire sees it another way? And the umpire is so wrong that you just can't understand how he could miss a call so badly. Well, Jimy is that umpire. He is the only person in New England who felt that Schourek should have been on the mound in the ninth inning yesterday. He barely got out of the eighth when he was pitching against the lefties he was brought in to face. Garces, Arrojo, Lowe and even Wakefield would have been a better option than the soft tossing Schourek. I thought that was obvious. With any luck, the Sox would be undefeated today. Even without the luck but with a competent manager, Boston could have 2 less losses (Game 1 when Jimy inexplicably allowed Darren Lewis to bat with the winning run on third and one out in the ninth and again in the 11th with 2 outs and the tying run in scoring position; and Saturday). The plain fact is that Jimy does not put his team in the best position to win. He actually does the contrary and it is slowly driving me insane."
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