MLB’s plan to fix ailing ratings: more McCarver

Yeah, that’ll work. Turns out baseball’s Golden Age, as the Used Car Salesman likes to call it, isn’t so golden. Fox met with MLB officials recently to “brainstorm.” “The purpose of the meeting is to find a way to boost the ratings for the All-Star Game and the World Series,” he said. Plans include showing…

“There is only the curvilinear progression of the ball”

(via The Onion) Saying that there are no pitchers, fielders, or batters, only numbers and statistics, radical sabermetrician Kyle Osterman theorized Wednesday that there is no such thing as baseball. “Some say people wear gloves.” Do they? Why? There is no ball. There is only the curvilinear progression of the ball,” said Osterman, who later…

Wren in Mississippi

The Braves GM is skipping the West Coast swing to watch his phenoms. FW did not rule out a promotion for Heyward. “We’re always evaluating, not only what is best for our big club, but what is best for the individual player,” Wren said. “Jason has done a very good job here. My philosophy has…

Smoltzie DFA’d

I guess Frank Wren was right. Still, hate to see Smoltzie go out like this.