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  1. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were collected from within the confines of a real-life time machine ... Just more Jonah being Jonah. Rany offers the (or a) final word on Gil Meche. And I still say Meche probably would have gotten hurt even if his manager hadn't ...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  2. Mackey Sasser doesn't deserve disease

    Rob Neyer

    More from the mixed-up files of Mr. William E. Robinson, this time about a tough old catcher named Clint "Scrap Iron" Courtney: By the time Scraps joined the Orioles in 1960 he couldn't throw very well anymore. The story was that he'd hurt his arm ...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  3. Feller got through war, then got hurt

    Rob Neyer

    At the conclusion of the 1941 season, Bob Feller was 22 years old and he'd won 107 games in the major leagues. At that pace ... well, if Feller had continued pitching that well until he was 42, he would have challenged Cy Young's more impressive reco...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  4. Red Sox face daunting math

    Rob Neyer

    They all hurt, a little. But Thursday's loss hurt the Red Sox a lot. No, not because the Red Sox blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning. OK, partly because of that. But at this point, every loss hurts a lot. Realistically or not, the Red...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  5. One tough game for Rockies, Jimenez

    Rob Neyer

    Tough loss for the Rockies last night, but that's nothing new; the Rockies' 17-20 record in one-run games is the worst in the National League West (but pales next to the Cubs' 13-27 mark). What really hurt was losing 1-0 with their best pitcher pitc...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  6. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links wish that when Abner Doubleday invented baseball, he had also invented a way for pitchers to not get hurt ... Tuesday I was pretty rough on the Royals, and I'm not taking back a single word. (If only because it's already out there s...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  7. Nolan Ryan testifies because he has to

    Rob Neyer

    Boy, this has been a good year for court battles: Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan called on a federal bankruptcy judge Wednesday to auction off the Texas Rangers on Aug. 4 as planned, saying a delay could hurt the team and maybe even cost them slug...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  8. News Flash! Pitching is dangerous.

    Rob Neyer

    According to this new study, pitchers get hurt more than hitters. In other news, yesterday a dog bit a mailman. But wait, there's more trenchant analysis: National League or American League? The study found that the distribution of injuries by an...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  9. With Lee, Rangers go from good to great

    Rob Neyer

    Here's BBTIA on the trade that's sending Cliff Lee to Texas, and Justin Smoak, prospect Blake Beavan, and two other minor leaguers to Seattle. The guts: Some people turning up here probably want to read my snapshot reaction. Losing Smoak hurts (an...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  10. News not all bad for Orioles

    Rob Neyer

    Sure, the Orioles are 4-17. Brian Roberts is hurt, and Adam Jones has walked twice this month. But the news isn't all bad. Wednesday night, their No. 6 starter pitched a no-hitter. Sure, it was in the minors. But when you're 4-17 you take your good n...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  11. Giants' Bumgarner takes baby step

    Rob Neyer

    According to Brian Sabean (who should know), Madison Bumgarner is not hurt. And Bumgarner did pitch effectively Monday night against the Portland Beavers. So what was wrong with him this spring? Here's Sabean (via Andrew Baggarly): "It's this si...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  12. Gardenhire tabs Rauch as Twins' closer

    Rob Neyer

    Twins Cities TV sports guy Dave Schwartz has some up-to-the-minute closer news: Ron Gardenhire just told me Jon Rauch will be the Twins closer, not a committee as he said earlier this week. This hurts us more than the Twins. I'm partial to Pat Nesh...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  13. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links aren't trying to hurt anybody, but they're also not afraid to ruffle a few feathers ... * Ever hear about a pitcher in the 1970s named Harry Rasmussen? Doesn't even sound like a baseball player, does it? Well, he did exist and Josh W...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  14. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links can't figure out how the Academy could get "The Hurt Locker" so right, but Sandra Bullock so wrong ... * WBRU.com's Ethan Hammerman offers five thoughts from the MIT-Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston last Saturday, and Davi...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  15. Lidge joins long list of those playing hurt, hurting team

    Rob Neyer

    What? Brad Lidge was hurt last year? And it actually affected his pitching? I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you ... A year after converting all 48 save chances, Lidge led the major leagues with 11 blown saves last season. He had surgery to repair his r...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  16. If Big Hurt wasn't 'clean,' who was?

    Rob Neyer

    At the end of nearly 2,100 words, Joe Posnanski makes a great point about Frank Thomas and the Hall of Fame. Joe's Big Finish: We all understand that the Hall of Fame voters, as a group, have little sympathy or respect for steroid users. McGwire's...

    Blog | February 15, 2010