Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I am thankful for my family, my friends, Sooze and the rest of the Babes, and all of you.

I can't pretend that I am not thankful the face muff is gone from Youkilis' face. I also won't pretend I think it is an improvement. Since it was for charity, however, I tip my glass of Cold Duck to you this Thanksgiving, Kevin.

Use Azithromycin Tablets to Treat Bacterial Diseases

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Congratulations, Little Buddy!

Babes Love Baseball would like to congratulate Tim Lincecum on winning the 2008 NL Cy Young award! This little guy beat out the likes of Johan Santana, CC Sabathia, Brandon Webb, Brad Lidge, and Ryan Dempster. He's just 24 and just finished his second year in the big leagues and already he's securing his spot in bad-ass pitcher history.

I happened to get to see him pitch in 2007 against Milwaukee. I had never heard of this guy who was destroying the Brewers that day. He looked as though he was 12 years old and I was like WHO is this guy? He's going to be awesome.

Turns out, I was right. Way to go Li'l Timmy!

Happy Hollidays

For whatever reason, the Oakland Athletics have decided to add a superstar rather than ditch one.

The Colorado Rockies have dealt big bat-wielding outfielder Matt Holliday to the ever-rebuilding A's, for reliever Huston Street, lefty starter Greg Smith and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

Oakland has seen the likes of Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi (who may return to Oaktown), Miguel Tejada and the Big Three (Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder and Barry Zito) cruise outa Dodge for dollar signs elsewhere, making this move almost unbelievable.

Future trade bait Holliday, the 28-year-old 2007 NLCS MVP and near Home Run Derby Champ, is set to make $13.5 million next season before becoming eligible for free agency.

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Soto is as Soto Does

Cubs' catcher Geovany Sotohas been named the NL Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Soto hit .285 this year, with a sexy 23 home runs and 86 RBIs. He is the first catcher to capture the award since Mike Piazza in 1993. The last Cubbie to sport the title was Kerry Wood in 1998.

Soto's RBI record beat out all rookies in MLB. The pitching staff had the third lowest ERA in the league. And, by the way, we're going to try to forget about the playoffs for the moments.

Soto was also behind the plate for Zambrano's no-hitter on September 14. He was also the first rookie catcher to start in an All-Star game.

Muchas Gracias, Puerto Rico. Muy caliente.

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If The World Were Perfect, It Wouldn't Be

Yogi Berra was one of baseball's greatest players. He played in 14 World Series, was a fifteen-time All Star, and won the AL MVP three times, in 1951, 1954 and 1955. Yogi also hit the first pinch hit home run in World Series history in 1947. When he managed, he holds the distinction of being one of the only managers to win both NL and AL pennants.

When he played catcher, he liked to talk behind the plate. A lot. He had a knack for saying crazy sayings like, "When you get to the fork in the road, take it," or, "It gets late early out here."

In 1942, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Branch Rickey, offered Berra $250 to play for the team, but Yogi turned him down. Rickey reportedly said, "He'll never make anything more than a Triple A ballplayer at best."

My dad used to tell us Yogi Berra stories. Three daughters, but that never stopped my dad from teaching us about sports. He played catcher himself, taking style tips from Yogi. I learned everything I know about baseball from my dad.

Ok, I know this is supposed to be a light-hearted blog, so I'm gonna cut to the chase. My dad died in his sleep, in his armchair Sunday night watching Sportscenter. Without him, this babe would know nothing about baseball, much less Yogi Berra.

This one's for you, Pops. Hope you're playing with the greats in that diamond in the sky.

As for the rest of you, remember who taught you about baseball. And give them a call if you can. It's like the best sport ever.

It's Your Duty

As a lover of America's pastime, please use your civil liberty of freedom to choose our country's next President today.

Any questions? Go here.

And you can stop laughing at the word "duty" now.

Happy Halloween

Ok, in the sprit of Halloween, here is a strange baseball story that might even involve Roger Clemen's gold thong, if you believe in that sort of thing.

The world is full of mysteries. Like, do some of these guys like Kevin Youkilis, Jason Giambi, Todd Jones, do they really think their facial hair looks good? Like, handsome even? Can't figure that out.


XOXO Maggliana

Tigers Take Knapp, Rehire Jones

After handing bullpen coach Jeff Jones his walking papers after the last botched White Sox series, the Detroit Tigers club along with new pitching coach Rick Knapp (formerly of the Minnesota Twins) decided to throw out the old, and replace it with....the same.

Jones was apparently the only interviewee for the position when team officials met for the second time. I can only imagine what the conversation was like...

Rick Knapp: "So, what candidates do we have picked out for bullpen coach?"
Jim Leyland: "Actually, Rick, just one. Jones."
Knapp: "Todd Jones?"
Dave Dombrowski: "No, Jeff Jones."
Knapp: "Uh, didn't you guys just fire him?"
Leyland: "Yep."
Dombrowski: "But we didn't want Chuck Hernandez to feel singled out. He's such a nice guy."
Knapp: "Ok, whatever."

Jones had been the bullpen pitching coach for two years after being the pitching coach in triple A Toledo for many years.

I think Rick and Jeff can be drinkin' buddies. They may need start to whip the pitching staff into shape.


121 days

Although I do like watching the offseason trading, the start of spring training is where it's at.

121 days, 22 hours, 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

But who's counting?

Long Time No See, Buddy!

Iron Maiden's debut self titled album Iron Maiden is released in April.

The film The Elephant Man, directed by my all-time favorite, David Lynch, opens in New York City in October.

All of our mothers wondered who shot J.R.

The year was 1980 and it was the last time -- until now -- the Philadelphia Phillies won a World Series Championship.

Thanks in large part to MVP Cole Hamels, Brad "Unstoppable" Lidge, the clutch bats Chase Utley, Shane Victorino, Jayson "Squirrelface" Werth, and eventually Ryan "Slump" Howard and company, the 2008 Phillies have brought another ring to the city of Brotherly Love.

After the rain-shortened Game 5 resumed in Philly in the bottom of the sixth with Geoff Jenkins at the plate, the team of 10,000 losses stood and roared when the ---- led off with a double to center before Jimmy Rollins moved him into scoring position on a sac fly. And score he did, on a base hit by Werth with one out.

Rocco Baldelli’s solo shot off reliever Ryan Madson in the top of the 7th made it 3-all, but Pedro Feliz, not knowing he just nailed the game-winner, answered with an RBI grounder in the bottom half to score Eric Bruntlett and give the Phils a 4-3 lead.

It was a game where "God Bless America" replaced the National Anthem and the seventh inning stretch left many fans incredibly thirsty.

Congratulations, fellas. Let the countdown to winterball begin!

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Griffey Hopes to Hear a Ringing in His Ears...

To be more specific, he's waiting for his phone to ring, a la Barry Bonds.. Barry, by the way, never got that phone call. He got some prank calls, and some heavy breathing calls, to which he credits (but can't prove to be) Roger Clemens.

Back to my breaking news though.. which really isn't that shocking. The White Sox apparently have no use for Ken Griffey Jr. now that they made it to, and eventually lost in, the post-season.

Hopefully, if he can stay healthy, Junior can find a home somewhere in the DH spot of an AL team. If anything, just so he can hit a few more bombs to safely cement his #5 spot on the all time home run hitters list before heading to the retirement home. (I'd hate for him to get passed up by some non-deserving, bat corking ass-clown.. you never know.. Sosa might un-retire again just to be a prick).

Despite his turn to the South (evil) Side of Chicago, this BLB holds a soft spot in her heart for Junior. He has been awesome (when he's not out with a hangnail or some other nagging injury) without any magic injections or creams or juices. I'm glad the evil empire doesn't want him back. They already ruined Jim Thome for me.
I'm sure Junior's phone will ring. At least, I hope it does.