Rob Neyer Leaves ESPN

by A.J. Coltrane

Rob Neyer’s last day at ESPN was today.

Neyer was the second sabermetrics guy I latched onto — after Bill James. He’s had a big impact over the years on the way I look at baseball.

Hopefully ESPN will bring in someone stats-oriented to fill that slot.

Best wishes to Rob Neyer for the […]

Fisher And Young, The Pink Slip Twins

by A.J. Coltrane

Jeff Fisher has joined Vince Young on the unemployment line. I’m a little suprised — I thought it was an either/or proposition.

In other NFL news, a tweet dustup between Antonio Cromartie and Matt Hasselbeck:

Comartie had this to say on Monday:

“Especially when you don’t get no information about nothing from the union […]

Croonchy Stars

by A.J. Coltrane

Croonchy Stars:

One I remember well (note that the cabbage becomes brussels sprouts when shot):

One I didn’t remember — Lobster Bandidos — Gun-toting, spanish-mangling lobsters:

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Back In My Day, Everything Was Made Of Metal

by A.J. Coltrane 

Originally this post was going to be about how much I liked this lunchbox as a kid. The Seahawks were a brand-new team, and I got a brand-new lunchbox to take to school. 

The epitome of cool. Maybe.

Then I got to looking at it closely — does anything seem weird? 

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Seahawks Career Passing Leaders

by A.J. Coltrane

Because it came up today — the Seahawks career passing leaders:

Rank Player Career Yards 1 Matt Hasselbeck 29434 2 Dave Krieg 26132 3 Jim Zorn 20122 4 Rick Mirer 9094 5 Jon Kitna 7552 6 Warren Moon 5310 7 Seneca Wallace 3547 8 John Friesz 2971 9 Trent Dilfer 2560 10 […]

Seahawks Fire Offensive Coordinator

by A.J. Coltrane

The Seahawks have fired Offensive Coordinator Jeremy Bates. Also:

Quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch left to go University of Miami to be its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Defensive line coach Dan Quinn is leaving the team to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida.

Defensive backs coach Jerry Gray left to […]

Top Chef: Season 8 – All Stars

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Disclaimer – I wrote this after the first episode of “Top Chef: All-Stars” aired and have not revised any predictions.

I normally hate “All-Star” type shows – it is normally the, “hey, we have run out of good ideas, so let’s bring back some old contestants and put them through their […]

Fangraphs Graphs

by A.J. Coltrane

Fangraphs has a feature that allows you to compare the career value of major league hitters in graph form. For example, here’s Dale Murphy, Kirby Puckett, and Andy Van Slyke.

They were more comparable than I might have guessed.

Or how about Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, Rod Carew, and Ichiro?

That one illustrates […]

Ming Tsai’s Shallot Pancake Recipe

by A.J. Coltrane

Ming Tsai’s Shallot Pancakes.  It may look like quite a few steps, but it’s fast and easy.  (Seriously, it’s super easy and the results are impressive.)  The original recipe is here.  The recipe below is scaled down in size.

Ingredients:

1 cup All-Purpose Flour

1/2 cup Very Hot Water

1 large […]

The Willie Mays Hall of Fame or Why Joe Posnanski is a god

By Blaidd Drwg

Joe Posnanski, long suffering Royals fan and quite possibly the best and most intelligent baseball writer on the planet, may have written the single best sarcastic piece on the Hall of Fame ever. You can find it here. If someone were ever stupid enough to put me in charge of a baseball […]