Scottsdale, AZ – After earning a Cy Young in his sophomore season, Giants RHP Tim Lincecum discovered this spring what Curt Flood dealt with for his whole career when the team renewed his contract for $650,000. While the team may be interested in a multi-year deal for Lincecum, they’re in no hurry (read: waiting for […]
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Instead of playing “guess the meds” with Peter Gammons, you could be reading Michael Cox’s innermost thoughts. (We edited out the one about Kevin Federline and the Bad Music SWAT Team.)
The sports “journalism” world has its annual case of ‘roid rage, thanks to an impeccably-timed new book, and Michael Cox is getting kinda tired of this particular stuck 78 on the ol’ Victrola. It’s not the facts, it’s the fallout, which as usual hurts the fans more than it hurts anyone else.
Back from making life-or-death decisions as one of twelve semi-angry men, Michael Cox brings the last of his predictions, and look — he’s already right! Sit back in your chair (or your adjustable bed, if you’re in San Francisco) and enjoy.
Wrapping up his prognostications with a gander at the NL West, Ted Bauer discovers the Giants’ plan to cut post-game buffet costs: field a team who can order off the seniors’ menu. Collisions at home plate are even more dangerous when a walker is involved. Thank you, I’ll be here all week.
When you watched the news yesterday, did you find yourself wondering, “how in the world could the media possibly have made Barry Bonds so bitter?” Well, Michael Cox knows…or rather, knew back in August of 2001, when it wasn’t some BALCO investigation or ex-girlfriend’s tell-all book causing friction — it was just the reporters themselves. Please enjoy this previously published yet prescient piece.