Ladies and Gentlemen . . . “U3″

It started, as it so often innocently does, with a tweet.  In this case, it came a few days ago from a Braves fan and follower of the VORG: Steve Simonsen ‏@simonsen77 “@TomahawkTalk: If Braves get J Upton, will be 1st team anywhere to have 3 U’s(Uptons, Uggla), right?” This is up @dianagram ‘s alley … Read more

No Singles for You … or You … or You

The Dodgers beat the Braves 6-2 last night, collecting only four hits, but they were all homers.  The Braves had five hits: three doubles, one triple and one homer. So, in a game with nine hits combined between the two teams, there were no singles.  It was only the sixth time in history that neither … Read more

Catch Me Now I’m Falling

The Mets got off to a surprisingly good start in the first half of the season, sitting at 46-40 (.535) at the All-Star Break.  Some suggested they were “playing over their heads”.  Since then, they have dropped 11 of 12 (.083), including today’s 5-2 loss to the Nationals. Of course, many teams can go through … Read more

What if the pennant races never materialize?

So here we are, just past Labor Day, and most people seem to agree that four of the six division races are pretty much over and both Wild Card races are kaput.  There are still 20-something games to go, and some folks wonder how soon the playoffs can get here.  The move to three divisions … Read more