Retail Figures Out Omni-Channel

Can it be true that omni-channel retailing is coming to baseball? Maybe if the clueless club management figure this out, fans can connect with both the club and the players over more retail channels.


Manny Talks Heating Up

There have been talks on going that the Sox have been in discussion with the Marlins and possibly the Pirates to swing a three way deal. Will Carroll believes that the Commissioner's Office has received word of the players involved in the deal. Though they have not agreed on the prospects yet here is how the trade is looking now: 
  • Marlins get Manny Ramirez, one prospect (BOS), and cash (likely Ramirez’s remaining salary) 
  • Pirates get Jeremy Hermida and three prospects (two FLO, one BOS) 
  • Red Sox get Jason Bay and John Grabow
Peter Gammons says talks will continue into tomorrow. We will keep you posted as the news gets out.

This is good news for the Yankees, Man-Ram always rips on the Yankee pitching. I think he will adjust well in Florida. He can do whatever the hell he wants and no one will care, because no one watches the games. He said this to ESPN Deportes today: 

“The Red Sox don’t deserve a player like me. During my years here I’ve seen how they have mistreated other great players when they didn’t want them to try to turn the fans against them. “The Red Sox did the same with guys like Nomar Garciaparra and Pedro Martinez, and now they do the same with me. Their goal is to paint me as the bad guy. I love Boston fans, but the Red Sox don’t deserve me. I’m not talking about money. Mental peace has no price and I don’t have peace here"

What a Guy


All Star Fan Fest

Two days ago I attended the All Star Fan Fest in the Javits center in New York. This was a great great event well worth the 30$ admission. The fan Fest is a convention of baseball that includes everything from interactive games to signed and game worn merchandise. If you are even remotely a fan of baseball it is the place to be. The hall of fame and silent auction exhibits were incredible. They included everything from the Mets 86 World Series trophy to Thurmon Munson's credit cards.

Check out the pictures I took Here

Jonathan Papelbon is a Bumbling Idiot

Do you think that's a little harsh? I don't. Today he said he thinks he should close the all-star game.
“If I was managing the team, I would close. … But I’m not managing the team,”
This man clearly has no respect for, or knowledge of, the game of baseball. Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer of all time, and this is his stadium. Mo's ERA+ this year is 384, compared to Papelbon's 178. Mariano Rivera is the epitome of a closer, never losing his cool. His expression never changes, whether he just blew the World Series or won it. Papelbon is another story. >>>>>>


That was a Little Too Close!

I was at todays game and I have to say it got my blood a boiling. At least we got a win off of the Sox. While I was at the game I caught some pre-game footage of Joba throwing underhand to Edwar as a joke and I thought I would post it.


Some Good News for Matsui

Hideki Matsui, who was recently put on the DL with a knee injury, could take batting practice sometime this week. So I guess that means he won't need surgery, and the Yankees probably won't be signing Barry Bonds. Matsui is eligible to come of the DL on July 8th, but he will probably stay on the DL until after the All-Star break, as the Yankees want to be cautious with his rehab.