Records Fall to Juiced Balls (?) – the New Steroids for 2017 Baseball?

(and he didn’t even pitch) 14 pitchers. 417 pitches. 2 battered Cy Youngs. 5 hours & 17 minutes  just Game 5  of 2017 World Series alone!   Record breaking 22 Home runs through first 5 games of series!       ‘This was the 1,337th postseason baseball game in the World Series era. And here is what we’ve learned from the first 1,336: If you take a lead of three runs or more TWICE in the same game, it’s really, really difficult to find a way NOT to win. We know that because, in those other 1,336 games, only once did any team lose a game like that. And that would be Pete Incaviglia’s 1993...

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Sabean Speaks But Says Little- Don’t Expect Giants to Rebound Second Half Amidst Management Failures

     MISMANAGEMENT MAY DOOM SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS  FOR YEARS   Former (and some say still current  ‘co’-general manager of the San Francisco Giants), Brian Sabean  spoke in a rare interview July 11 (with Andrew Baggerly, Alameda Newspaper Group)    about how dreadful the team has been playing the last two half seasons in a row. Perhaps because the team had the best record in baseball the first half season last year, Sabean is still one of the believers that the Giants players are too good not to  bounce back the second half of 2017.       Only problem is that times have changed and the Giants haven’t . And THAT’S THE PROBLEM! .  Yes,...

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SF Giants Minor Leaguer ‘Encouraged To Cheat’ -How Pervasive, Symptomatic of Team?

  On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Game of Shadows we visit a related, recent  story that went ‘under the radar’ when first out not long ago  ….    SF   Giants Minor League Player Encouraged To Cheat -How Pervasive Is This (if true)?   “I didn’t have an ‘out’ pitch. One way you can develop an ‘out’ pitch is by cheating,” he said. “One of the coaches kind of suggested that to me.” – Garrett Broshuis, former #SFGiants Minor League Player Deflate-gate. Pine tar ‘advantage zone.’  We hear about more and more ways teams and sports figures today may be  ‘cheating’  their sports , but none more than, perhaps, this one still ‘under...

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