Posts Tagged ‘los angeles’

h2h Corner ~ the Closer Carousel (Updated per Orioles)

As Kevin Nealon said, “yeah, lot of pressure. You gotta rise above it. You gotta harness in the good energy, block out the bad. Harness. Energy. Block. Bad. Feel the flow, Happy. Feel it. It’s circular. It’s like a carousel. You pay the quarter, you get on the horse. It goes up and down and around. Circular. Circle. With the music. The flow… all good things.”

It is no different than with a majority of major league closers. Sure some are like violent roller coasters (Armando Benitez, Jose Mesa) and some are like the teacups (Mariano Rivera), but most are in the muddy middle. Thus introduces your weekly reliever mash-up. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Back to the Future, Next week’s h2h Preview

It’s been awhile since I jumped into the DeLorean to tackle how players will perform in the week to come. There was my five-year college reunion and then Memorial Day, which I spent in the company of great friends at a truly awesome wedding. Continue reading

h2h Corner ~ Manny Ramirez

There has been a deluge of coverage surrounding Manny. I’ve never loved him as a fantasy entity and am ambivalent about him as a player/human, so I was mostly happy that he got suspended. I would love to see the hypocrisy within baseball torn down. Bonds is vilified because he was a jerk and a successful cheat, yet Petitte gets a free pass? Continue reading