Recent Posts by rocketman

March 08, 2007

December 28, 2006

How Good Is Your #4 Starter?: Jeff Sackmann, of The Hardball Times and Brew Crew Ball runs the numbers and concludes: back-rotation starters suck. But you might be surprised at how bad they generally are.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 06:26 PM - 4 comments

September 06, 2006

Sanchez tosses a no-hitter against the Diamondbacks.: Everyone who thought the Marlins would be in the wild card race, raise your hand.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 09:29 PM - 36 comments

August 04, 2006

Cricket explained from an American perspective.: I've always been a bit baffled by cricket, and news reports of matches do little to help. If you've ever wondered what's going on, this explains things pretty well.

posted by rocketman to other at 10:22 AM - 18 comments

May 11, 2006

On Meeting a Legend.: The Baltimore Sun's Rick Maese has a lifelong dream come true when he meets The Champ.

posted by rocketman to culture at 02:32 PM - 5 comments

April 14, 2006

How to build a winner.: Doug Melvin, the man who signed A-Rod to the largest contract in American sports history, has been quietly building a winner in Milwaukee on the 25th largest payroll in the sport. Using the Minnesota Twins and Billy Beane's Oakland A's as models, Melvin has amassed deep talent at reasonable prices. Can they make the postseason dance this year? Some say no, but even if they don't, it's a great time to watch baseball in Milwaukee.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 01:47 PM - 25 comments

September 29, 2005

June 11, 2005

Mitch Albom is a terrible writer.: Documenting the ways Mr. Albom stinks, by Morrie Schwarzenegger.

posted by rocketman to general at 10:45 PM - 3 comments

January 14, 2005

Deion Sanders on Moss.: "Randy is the kind of dude that he's like a beautiful woman who can't cook, doesn't want to clean and doesn't want to take care of kids." (2nd item on the page, more inside)

posted by rocketman to football at 07:10 AM - 26 comments

October 20, 2004

The Soxaholix.: Like Get Your War On, except for baseball (especially Red Sox) fans.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 10:39 AM - 8 comments

October 19, 2004

Yanks v. Sox Game 6.: Here we go again.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 07:40 PM - 223 comments

October 18, 2004

Cards and 'Stros. NLCS Game 5.: 8th inning. Let's take this right on out into the sunrise.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 10:05 PM - 12 comments

October 05, 2004

Sold!: It looks like the Brewers have found a buyer in 47-year-old Mark Attanasio, a west coast investment banker. Pending approval by the owners, the Selig era in Milwaukee is over.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 08:33 AM - 3 comments

October 01, 2004

258!: Ichiro breaks Sisler's record of hits in a season.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 10:50 PM - 18 comments

September 14, 2004

Rob Neyer makes a boo-boo: To continue the theme of ill-considered reactions, Neyer gets angry at a book, flinging it across the room and dissing the book anonymously on Amazon. Then he gets outed. Another perspective.

posted by rocketman to culture at 10:16 AM - 11 comments

August 06, 2004

Weren't these guys supposed to finish third?: Brian Gunn of Redbird Nation breaks down the surprise of the NL Central, the St. Louis Cardinals.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 02:10 PM - 4 comments

May 17, 2004

Ben"DL move waiting to happen" Sheets strikes out 18 in a win over Atlanta, the most in the majors in three years. This performance puts the Brewers back over .500. Especially in the strongest division in the league, does this mean the Brewers have turned the corner?

posted by rocketman to baseball at 08:59 AM - 16 comments

January 16, 2004

Woo-hoo!!!!!!!: The Seligs are beginning the process of selling the Brewers! Praise God! Holy sh*t! This is the best day of my life!

posted by rocketman to baseball at 04:14 PM - 13 comments

January 12, 2004

Clemens un-retires.: The Astros have signed him to a 1-year deal.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 11:08 AM - 22 comments

December 28, 2003

The Cardinals?: Really? Them and Denver laying down got Green Bay in the playoffs.

posted by rocketman to football at 10:03 PM - 9 comments

November 20, 2003

Goddam Brewers.: Ulice Payne is leaving. Uecker gives a mixed message about the ownership. The politicians want answers. We haven't had a winning season in twelve years, and haven't been to the playoffs in more than twenty. Can anything be done to save Milwaukee baseball?

posted by rocketman to baseball at 10:44 AM - 22 comments