Roberto Alomar career highlights


This weekend, Roberto Alomar receives the game’s highest honor: induction into Cooperstown. It's too much to ask of a site run independently from Major League Baseball to run video highlights, so Hardball Times has a list version. Here's the way they describe the list: "The career highlights include a player's best (and worst) games, most memorable moments, most important games—as well as some oddities and interesting moments he happened to be on hand for, even if he didn't really take a leading role in them. They're all moments from the career of Roberto Alomar. "

Moorad to sell the AAA Padres at the end of the season


Looks like redevelopment has claimed it's first victim. With the Escondido ballpark all but dead due to the raiding of redevelopment funds that were going to be building it and so far no other North County takers, Moorad is going to end his one year AAA experiment unless Escondido comes up with a miracle to save their ballpark plan. Which to my mind is good news because Moorad will get back the millions he wasted on the AAA team (and then some) and will have it to hopefully reinvest in the major league team instead. And the other good news for him is that it appears that there may be at least two groups interested in Texas and Tucson to purchase the team from him. He's made it clear that unless the north county can produce a ballpark, which seems unlikely at this point, he'll be dumping the team.

Fluke Watch: Tim Stauffer


Spoiler Alert: He's not a fluke. He may not be quite as dominant if his walk rate goes back to 2010 levels, but he's the real deal. One thing I learned in this article is that a big difference in his results come from a switch to a 2-seam fastball from a 4-seamer.

Escondido Ballpark Dead for Now


Article from the Tucson paper on how the Escondido ballpark for the AAA team is toast thanks to the state.

I didn't know what his plan was. I just saw a raging bull coming at me. I thought he was on PCP...


I didn't know what his plan was. I just saw a raging bull coming at me. I thought he was on PCP the way he was sprinting.

Bruce Bochy was surprised by Heath Bell's entrance into the All Star Game. XX Sports Radio: Bruce Bochy Interview with Darren Smith (MP3)

Spanky is movin' on up the minor league ladder


He's now rockin' a Tin Cap for Fort Wayne. Not the best of debuts, but he managed a walk. Also, Rymer Liriano is really showing why he's a legitimate prospect. He is fast, hits for power, and gets on base. I'm wondering if a promotion is in his near future...