Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from December, 2015

R.I.P. Mr. Schayes

I was driving to pick up my kids yesterday afternoon when I happened to look down at my phone and see this tweet from Darren Rovell: Dolph Schayes played in 764 straight games. The Syracuse Nationals jersey he wore at the beginning of the streak pic.twitter.com/zeE0HemrdG — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 10, 2015 I saved the picture to my phone and sent it in a text to my father and his new iPad, hoping to make his day. I then walked into the daycare to pick up my daughter. When I returned to the car with my daughter I had a reply from my father:

 Dad: That is when basketball was basketball. That is his autograph or at least a good forgery
 Me: Darren Rovell tweeted it out. I figured it would make your day.

 Dad: Yes it did. If there were a three-point shot in his day he would have averaged 5-6 more points a game. He was known for the two handed set shot. The radio announcer would go "Set shot Schayes, yes! yes! yes!" It is still the best autograph I ever got.
I knew it…

Jose Fernandez and the Red Sox: Make it Hurt So Good

The Red Sox have made three deals so far this off-season. They got their fourth outfielder in Chris Young, their closer in Craig Kimbrel and of course there ace in David Price. Dave Dombrowski stated those were his goals this off-season and now says he is done with the major deals.

Does he really mean that? Dombrowski also made a statement that there would be some pain this off-season meaning that some fan favorites and touted prospects will be on the move. That has not happened yet. Dombrowski is known for trading prospects for superstars in their prime. Acquiring Kimbrel was a classic Dombrowski move but it wasn't really painful. The prospects the Sox gave up weren't the ones that have captured the imagination of Red Sox fans.

So when is the pain coming and could it be coming in the acquisition of Jose Fernandez? There is a report that the Marlins are listening to offers. The Dodgers are said to be one of the teams making offers along with two unnamed teams. I find it hard …