Afternoon baseball today! Assuming, that is, you can call what happens at Coors "baseball"
The indisputable selfishness of Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter will be a first ballot Hall of Famer, and he will deserve it, but this year he is representative of a way that a veteran player can hurt his team without ever being criticized for it: by being himself. Jeter is bad at all aspects of being a major league player this year, and despite the Yankees having several shortstops who would help the team this year in their playoff push, it's utterly unthinkable that they would replace him. And maybe that's how it should be; he's Derek Jeter. I mean, if the Giants were a contending team when Barry Bonds was winding down his tenure here, they should have played the better options OH WAIT BARRY WAS AWESOME IN 2007 SUCK IT BASEBALL BARRY RULED AND RULES AND SHALL RULE FOREVER AMEN.
That was a long way to go for that one, but it was worth it.
2014 San Jose Giants Season In Review
The Baby Giants' season is over, and for the first time since 2003, they didn't make the Cal League playoffs. There will be time for finger-pointing and blame later, but there's also time for it now, so have at it in the comments.
Pat Gillick: Ruben Amaro Jr. 'absolutely' will remain Phillies general manager
This is exciting news, mostly for me. While Amaro isn't my muse – that honor goes to Kirk Gibson – I still find him to be a rich source of #content that leads to hilarity. By "hilarity" I of course mean "easy jokes" or "cheap jokes" or "crowd pleasing groupthinky jokes" or "Hey let's all retweet that Heyman tweet congratulating Ryan Howard on his contract extension" or "lol phillies"
Mostly that last one, I guess.
Looking back at 10 of August's most memorable MLB moments
Hey, remember August? Here are some words that might trigger chemicals in your brain that make you remember stuff: Mo'ne Davis, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Hunter Pence signs, Television, North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe WE DIDN'T START DAN UGGLA
Pancho and Lefty
Tim Flannery has gained some renown for his musicianship (Have you heard that he plays with multiple surviving members of the Grateful Dead? How about now?), but did you know that Jake Peavy played too? Here they are (Flannery is pals with Bob Weir, by the way), playing the classic Townes van Zandt song (Townes was not a member of the Grateful Dead) which is weirdly misspelled on Youtube as "Poncho and Lefty". That's factually incorrect, of course, but I wouldn't be opposed to a song about Lefty throwing on some rain gear.