A slimmer, trimmer Barry Bonds than you remember is about to make his return to the game after being veiled in the sacred fraternity since 2007. It’s crazy, it’s been nearly a decade.
Bonds is reportedly expected to accept the Miami Marlins’ offer to become hitting coach.
You can just see that curmudgeon Jeffrey Loria sitting in his office high atop Marlins Park plotting his next empire that can’t go wrong. And somehow, we know it very well will.
Still, the thought of pairing Bonds with Giancarlo Stanton is something that excites us enough to get back to writing about baseball. And it’s usually this time of year that we dig in to the news again. Good on the Marlins for giving us something that inspires.
This here is Bubba Trammell. He had a forgettable career, and he’s been long forgotten by you. He headlines this post because we spent one day in right field in Cincinnati getting the better of Bubba Trammell.
Heckling was such an adolescent thing to do. And the insults were so immature, I wonder now as an adult why Trammell paid an idiot like me (then 16 years old) any mind at all.
There were other times when heckling had it’s place (Jose Mesa, Brian Jordan) but we’ve long grown out of it thankfully.
But we still enjoy a good heckling story. And Deadspin has provided us with a wealth of baseball heckling stories to enjoy. This one involves Barry Bonds. Continue reading Deadspin Gives us Baseball Heckling Stories
This evening on The Baseball Show podcast, I was joined as always by co-hosts Mike Rosembaum (Bleacher Report Prospect Pipline, Golden Sombrero) and M.J. Lloyd (Halo Hangout, Off-Base Percentage).
Topics of discussion included:
-The Hall of Fame voting
-Which teams that have never had a Hall of Famer will next get the opportunity to have one?
-Baseball’s new mandatory HGH testing policy
-Justin Upton’s rejected trade to the Seattle Mariners, and why would the Diamondbacks try this hard to trade him?
-MLB ’13 The Show Cover Campaign Talk
-Zips Projections for the Angels, Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton
On this week’s edition of The Baseball Show, co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum and M.J. Lloyd along with myself discuss the following:
-Denard Span being traded to the Nationals for Alex Meyer
-Mike profiles Alex Meyer as a prospect
-B.J. Upton to Atlanta
-Possible destinations for Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, Zach Greinke and more players
-Reactions to the Evan Longoria contract extension
-Thoughts on the 2013 Hall of Fame nominees
This was a very quick edition of the podcast but a very fun show with lots of discussion. We hope you enjoy!