Author Archives: Jordan

Three cheers for Jimmy Nice Guy. Right?

Earlier this year, I wrote that I could really care less about A-Rod’s 600th home run beyond what it would mean for the Yankees as a team trying to win its division. With Jim Thome, it’s different. Thome passed McGwire … Continue reading

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Carl Crawford to New York? No, not *that* New York

I don’t claim to be an expert in anything having to do with the Mets. I don’t even like going to Queens because of the number of bridges involved. But I can’t see why — other than that, granted, they … Continue reading

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Nyjer Morgan is out of his damn mind

I’m not sure what else you say about the two weeks Nyjer Morgan has had: He’s pegged a fan in the head with with a ball, ended a catcher’s season with a dubious extra-inning collision (that also cost his team … Continue reading

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And you thought Victor Martinez was a mess …

Let me start by saying there are an awful lot of things to like about Francisco Cervelli. For one, he’s a catcher with a closer’s ferocity. It’s just that his ability to throw out base runners isn’t among them. Red … Continue reading

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Miguel Tejada: A lesson in why I can’t always believe my eyes

Those who believe strongly in advanced baseball statistics will often tell you can’t trust your eyes. I tend to ignore them when they say that.  I know what I see. Except, apparently, when I don’t. I was pretty stoked when … Continue reading

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Marcus Thames: You know, that other ex-Tigers outfielder

It’s fun to wistfully look back on the days when I thought Curtis Granderson might just hit 35 home runs this year in Yankee Stadium. Well, maybe it’s not that fun. It was easy then — you know, in February … Continue reading

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The view from here

Greetings! Welcome to Foul lines, which is what I’m calling this thing until I come up with something more clever. So, for starters, suggestions are welcome. To pay the mortgage, I write newspaper stories. To pass the time, I watch … Continue reading

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