– bad calls happen: joyce, galarraga, & instant replay

Before we drag Jim Joyce to the lynching tree, let’s get a better look at the “blown” call at first base on a semi-routine infield grounder that cost Armando Galarraga a place in perfect-game history.

Did the throw beat the runner? Certainly. Did the ball hit the glove before the runner’s foot hit the base? Oh, yes. Did Galarraga cleanly catch the ball and secure the out? Not quite.

– the war between the state

Can’t we all just get along? Not when it’s time for the New York version of the Civil War. This weekend is Yankees and Mets, rounds 1, 2, and 3 as those from the Bronx pay a visit to Citi Field to play those from Queens. Midnight Blue versus Royal (what really is Dodger) Blue. New York versus New York, and round 1 went to – New York.

– the overshift

everyone knows i love baseball, especially baseball on the radio.  however, radio announcers can be just as dumb as the rest of us.  for example, my favorite right now is, of course, john sterling of the yankees.  however, even john says something dumb very often. when a left-handed power hitter is at bat, many opposing teams…