Monday, June 9, 2008

A new feature on Mike and the Mad Blog.. a look at the morning papers and the stories that might either provide good material when calling into Mike and the Mad Dog.. but also just the stories that we found interesting, worth reading in morning papers. We are just hitting the local ones for right now, meaning the Post, Daily News and the Times and maybe a peak at the Bergen Record in case Ian O'Connor and Willie have another chat.

Gooden didn't go deep into games either: A good article from Larry Brooks, who i usually hate, writing about how Doc Gooden didn't go deep into games as a rookie for the Mets.

George Vescey not sold on this pitch count Joba experiment:

BELMONT: looks like they are blaming the dude that rode the horse in that race this weekend.

NBA Start Times Earlier:Dog will be happy about this one as David Stern is thinking about moving the NBA start times up

Baseball might have lied about steroids? SHOCKING: an article in the Times adds more fuel to a never ending fire

Ryan Church: his head hurts:

1 comment:

First Time, Long Time said...

Sam, I enjoyed the Vecsey article but here's the point I think some people are missing on this Joba thing. When Joba is in for one inning, he is dominant and 9 out of 10 times will blow everyone away. But when you leave him out there for 5 or 6 innings, like most pitchers, he is prone to make a few mistakes (which is exactly what he did with Guillen yesterday). And when he makes those mistakes, all of a sudden they lead to a few runs. And all of a sudden Joba's pitching line starts to become 5 innings, 3 runs or even 6 innings, 2 runs, which is okay, but far from dominant. When Joba pitches the 8th inning in a tight game, we all know what his pitching line will look like. So Mike, Chris, don't be fooled by Joba's "improved" start. This is still a bad decision.