The Baltimore Orioles are now back to .500 baseball

The Baltimore Orioles beat the California Angels of Anaheim of Orange Country near Los Angeles last night 6-2. It means the Orioles are back to an even record, 56 – 56. It’s like the season starts all over again for the Orioles, except of course that Boston Red Sox are seven games ahead of them. … Continue reading “The Baltimore Orioles are now back to .500 baseball”

The Baltimore Orioles need to trade Manny Machado

Baltimore Orioles third baseman┬áManny Machado is now 25 years old. He’s under contract with the Orioles until the end of the 2018 season. The Orioles need to trade Manny Machado for pitching prospects while he still has perceived value. A good defensive third baseman who hits for power is a luxury the Orioles can’t afford, … Continue reading “The Baltimore Orioles need to trade Manny Machado”

MLB’s hollow tribute to Jackie Robinson

One of the advantages of reactivating my Facebook account is that I get to see lots of ads. A while back I must have “liked” the official Lids Facebook account. I now get to see ads from Lids in my Facebook feed. That’s not a problem. I like to wear overpriced hats associated with professional … Continue reading “MLB’s hollow tribute to Jackie Robinson”

Washington Nationals sign Matt Wieters to a two-year deal

Former Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is now a member of the Washington Nationals. He signed a two-year contract with the choice of opting out after one season. That may work out in Wieters’ favor if there is a demand for 31-year-old low average, switch-hitting catchers next season. Matt Wieters will make $10.5 million this … Continue reading “Washington Nationals sign Matt Wieters to a two-year deal”

What it’s like to drive for Uber

A few months ago, I signed up to be an Uber driver. The way Uber works is that as an Uber driver, you are an independent contractor. You don’t work for Uber. You are your own boss. You work as much or as little as you wish. Everything is handled through your smartphone. When you … Continue reading “What it’s like to drive for Uber”

Tonight is Game 7 of the World Series

The All-Star Game deciding home-field advantage in the World Series has got to be the most stupid rule in baseball. Considering that baseball is a game full of stupid rules, that’s saying something.

The All-Star Game deciding home-field advantage in the World Series has got to be the most stupid rule in baseball. Considering that baseball is a game full of stupid rules, that’s saying something.