As a sports fan, for me, there’s nothing more awkward than watching a player, a former great player, past his prime trying to play the game. See Willie Mays.
If any Major League Baseball manager knows what it’s like to play with fire, it’s Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. The notorious chain-smoker and brilliant baseball mind has Motown fired up and in a frenzy with Game 1 of the 2012 World Series just four days away. But, as the Tigers watch and wait to see who their opponent will be, Leyland has scheduled scrimmage games against the organizations minor league teams Sunday and Monday.
Good idea? Bad idea? Even Leyland can’t answer that question.
“Is it going to have any bearing on whether we win or lose, I can’t answer that,” Leyland told the media Saturday.
Last night, baseballs were flying all over Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City. Tonight, there will be so many tweets and hashtags flying during the 83rd annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game it may not feel like Kansas anymore. MLB will unleash the All-Star teams from both the American and National Leagues on social media tonight. Toto too? OK, I’ll stop with the Wizard of Oz references.