December 8, 2008

Grab Bag

In July 2007, Curt Schilling told Dirt Dogs that there was "absolutely zero chance" that he would do any media work, "less than zero actually". About two weeks ago, Schilling joined WEEI.

Royals catcher shortstop Tony Pena Jr. had an OPS+ of 5 last year (though his player page says it was 7)! BR's SoTD notes that Bill Bergen posted OPS+ of 1, 6 and -4 in three consecutive seasons. ... Also: Red Sox pitching > Yankees pitching and Mike Mussina is a Hall of Famer.

Peter Schiller of Baseball Reflections asked a handful of bloggers what they thought of interleague play and a few other things. Read the discussion here (note: an ungodly amount of widgets/advertising means the page may be slow to load).

Evan at Fire Brand interviewed Peter Gammons last week. ... Randy at Over the Monster chats with the Globe's Tony Massarotti. ... YFSF: Brian Cashman, CC Sabathia and the Larry David Stare Test.

4 comments:

Allen said...

Royals SS, Tony Pena Jr. :)

Ish said...

Didn't he also pitch once last year in relief?

redsock said...

Royals SS, Tony Pena Jr. :)

Right! His father was a catcher. As was Bill Bergen. Now corrected.

Didn't he also pitch once last year in relief?

Yep. July 21 against the Tigers. Detroit scored 10 runs in the 8th to go up 19-0. After KC got 4 back, Pena pitched a 1-2-3 9th.

Allen said...

And was pretty good, enough so that I saw Royals blogs suggesting he make the switch. That also could've had to do with his piss-poor bat.