January 24, 2006
Here we are in these new Tuesday digs. So I figure it's time to talk about a new season. Baseball season, that is. Pitchers and catchers report in three weeks, and my most competitive fantasy league is bickering in search of a draft date. So it must be about that time. Let me explain how my fantasy baseball coverage will work. I'll be covering the Orioles this season, and it would prove to be an ethical conflict for me to comment on players' fantasy values while also reporting news about them.
July 20, 2005
BATTING LINE OF THE DAY Aramis Ramirez, Cubs 3B AB R H RBI HR 4 2 3 5 2 PITCHING LINE OF THE DAY Bobby Jenks, White Sox IP H R BB SO 2 1/3 4 0 0 5 WHO'S HOT Lance Berkman of the Astros is 18-for-44 (.409) in his past 12 games and 6-for-13 in the past three. WHO'S NOT The Indians have been shut out seven times this season, including three times in the past six games.
June 4, 2003
HOUSTON - Orioles manager Mike Hargrove labored over last night's starting lineup for hours, soliciting opinions from several coaches, writing names, erasing them and scribbling them over again. The start of interleague play against the Houston Astros robbed Hargrove's red-hot lineup of a designated hitter, and with everyone hitting so well, he had a hard time sitting anyone. Ultimately, Hargrove decided to stick with Luis Matos in center field, leaving his regular DH, David Segui, on the bench.