It's good to be home. Neither Hamels nor Victortino were traded, and the Yankees landed Ichiro. Of course, next week I'll be away again, but this time I'll have a laptop with me.
The man above was a good pitcher for Washington, and now Pittsburgh. And now, thanks in part to his efforts in the pen, the Pirates are vying for first with the Reds (thankfully, the Cardinals are staying out of it). If the Pirates make the playoffs this year, it'll be absolutely huge for the the city, and for baseball itself. It'll be quite possibly an even bigger story if they get farther than one round in the playoffs.
Coming Tomorrow- A rookie pitcher for Oakland, who's been having a pretty good season.