Swap Meet Spectacular

The post-trade deadline Hit List is up at Baseball Prospectus, with a look at which teams improved themselves, which ones dropped the ball, and which ones merely treaded water. The Yankees, thanks to their recent offensive onslaught, climb all the way to #2 behind the Red Sox, with the Mets third. The Dodgers come in …

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Hoist a Skittlebrau to Vin Scully

Reason #10,001 why Vin Scully is the greatest announcer ever, from the broadcast of last night’s game: “Yes, the Phillies have lost 10,000, but it’s not been all beer and skittles for the Dodgers either.” When I heard this, at first I thought the esteemed voice of the Dodgers was referencing a great Simpsons quote …

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Vin Santo

Buried within his daily column, Salon’s King Kaufman takes note of a wonderful moment on Friday night when Dodger announcer Vin Scully let a ninth-inning confrontation between Dodger closer Takashi Saito and Angel slugger Vlad Guerrero speak for itself. The Golden Throat of baseball history told his listeners, “Boy, when you get a matchup like …

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