Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Pena Watch Come to an End.....Glass Watch Begins

Well, after Angel Berroa made yet another bone headed play during Tuesday night's game Tony Pena decided to resign.

I suppose decided against postponing the inevitable sometime in the past week.

This blog was never created as an all out indictment against Pena. Now, that he's gone (just another victim of the Glass ownership), the blog needs a new name. From this point on, it will become "Glass Watch."

There's really not much left to say. Pena is gone, and hopefully Berroa and some other players will be kicked out along with him. Of course Baird doesn't have the balls to do any such thing.

Besides Berroa, somethings got to give with the bullpen. Mike MacDougal, and maybe Jeremy Affeldt need to be moved while they still have some minimal amount of trade value.

Ticket Inflation at the K

What is the deal with this $5 extra charge on all tixx for the St. Louis Cardinals series next week? It's MLB's new poliyc of "priority ticket pricing." This allows the Royals and any team that wishes to excercise this clause and temporarily inflate seat prices from series to series.

Those magnificent Hy Vee View Level seats now become $15 a piece, which is almost as much as dugout seats were five years ago (during the 2000 season those seats behind the Royals dugout were $18 bucks).

How has the issue of ticket inflation at Kauffman stadium not been made a bigger issue in an era when the team is being subsidized by Major League Baseball in the amount of 40 to 50 million dollars a year?

Baseball Stats Site O' The Day

Want to know who's executed the most hidden ball tricks? Check out this site, I've never seen any other baseball encyclopedia track this ridiculous statistic. Who would have thought that Ozzie Guillen had fallen victim to this trick play more than any other recorded player in MLB history? Somehow, Guillen managed to get caught on this play TWICE in the same season, and a third time later in his career. Sounds like a predecessor to Berroa on the basepaths.


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