Terrance Gore is one of my favorite players/@baseball_ref pages. Built a career as a postseason pinch runner. The deepest niche imaginable.
Over his first 5 seasons he had 19 career plate appearances between the regular & postseason... but also 21 runs & 31 stolen bases
A colleague at @DrivelineBB sent me this older clip of Paul DePodesta - in the colleague's words: "This is it."
Highly agree. Much of it sounds odd, but it is tough to get people to think process-driven and act as a team in any field. A shared process and mission is rare.
McCullers when asked if he'll start Game 1 of the ALDS: "My tone has been the same since I’ve been here. When my name is called, I’m going to do my best. I’m going to go out there and be fearless and try to give the team the best chance to win."
One of the best honors I ever had as a player was being the Roberto Clemente recipient for the @Pirates and nominated to represent for his team for that award. Roberto used his platform to help others and gave his life for it.
The Fastball is the most important pitch in baseball. How hard you can throw it while commanding it separates the prospects from the pros. Command and Velocity are brothers, not enemies. Train them together, always.
Today in 1982, Jim Rice goes into the stands to aid a 4-year-old boy who was struck by a line drive. After emergency surgery and five days in the hospital, the child goes on to make a full recovery. To this day, his family believes Jim Rice saved his life.
This. I’ve gotten this my ENTIRE life and it ain’t slowing down now. Those few people that believe that can’t stand that I work my ass off. That I’m going to be extremely successful because of myself and who *I* am. And that above all else I care about people. This means a lot. twitter.com/MikeDroTV/stat…
Houston 65-44 (53 games left)
4.0 games ahead of Oakland
49 (Wild Card)
Last 10 games = 5-5
Game 2 against the Twins at MMP is tonight. First pitch at 7:10pm (#MLBr#GoAstros#ForTheHs #ForTheH