Baseball iconic moments seem to never go away. Everytime the Yankees play the Royals at home, Michael Kay narrates the “George Brett pinetar incident. A close second may be the Derek Jeter flip play. But there is one baseball memory that I personally witnessed that eclipses all others.
Mat 17th, 1998. The Bronx, New York. A young Yankee fan is disappointed that Davis Wells is the starting pitcher, this disappointment is more than made up for when he learns of a free beanie baby giveaway. Unbeknownst to this young fan, David Wells, nursing a hangover goes on to pitch a perfect game…
Continue reading “Baseball, Beanie Babies & Hangovers”
For as long as I can remember I found baseball really boring. At the first game I ever attended, in the top of 3rd Inning I asked my Dad if we could go home. In Little League, multiple times while “playing” outfield I remember thinking to myself “I can’t wait to go home and play Sonic”. I would also pretend I was a ninja and write movie scenes in my head to pass the time….little league outfield blows.
Continue reading “Baseball Fan?? No Way Bro I’m Just a Baseball Coverage Fan. Baseball Sucks”
Sitting in my seat tonight at the Mets Angels game, I began to hear a familiar voice. To my surprise I was able to meet the greatest Mets fan and purveyor of the truth, Frank Fleming. Fans of he Mets and residents of NJ we thank you Frank. Let’s go Mets! Continue reading “CapFigure ft. Mets Legend Frank Fleming”
The Yankees Steakhouse “NYY STEAK” is not alone now. The Mets have responded. Aaaaaaand it’s a pathetic joke: Continue reading “THE METS ANSWER FOR NEW YORK YANKEES STEAKHOUSE”
God I can’t wait until Bryce Harper mans left-field in Pinstripes in 2019.
Manny Machado better bring up that .220 batting average if he expects to be our third baseman of the future, we got this guy named Gleyber Torres whose about to make every clown in the city chant “Gley-buhhh”…clap clap…”Gley-buhhh”! That’s right, he’s only 20 years old and won MVP of the Arizona Fall League. Epstein may have broken two curses but Brian Cashman is the don of deal-makers among MLB GMs.
What happens to Jacoby Ellsbury and his $25 million per year, when carrottop Clint Frazier starts raking in Scranton. Oh wait, we’ll just salary dump him to Houston because they take the Brian McCann’s of the world off our hands…especially when the Baby Bombers come up.
Until then we’ll let the rest of the AL East play with some semblance of hope.
Continue reading “Yankee Observations from a Delusional Yankees Fan”
I love the expression “If I were a gambling man…”, I use it all the time. With it, you get to simultaneously feel out the odds for any prediction whatsoever, and nobody thinks your a total degenerate for mentioning gambling at a funeral. I once managed to successfully escalate an “innocent” prediction on the race and gender of the next person to pass by on the street into myself and 3 co-workers screaming “Oooh! Asian MAN!” With cash in hand. I lost all I had on me that night (Like $12), but my point is this expression and the idea of betting on anything is a dream for a total degenerate like myself. Continue reading “UNBELIEVABLE: You Can Now Bet On Steroid Suspensions.”
In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we explore everything related to trade value. What are the factors that make a player more valuable than his peers? What is the difference between a player’s value in fantasy baseball and his value to his MLB organization?
When should you trade one elite player for two above-average players? (Spoiler Alert: Under no circumstances should anyone ever trade Joey Votto for Eric Hosmer & Trevor Cahill)
Which players would go in the first round if there were a draft of all current MLB players? Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw or Mike Trout?
To what extent does a player’s position factor into his trade value? Why is Gary Sanchez the crown jewel of trade value?
All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Trade Value: Fantasy, Reality & Delusion” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 51)”