Flashin' Leather

“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural

Sergei Bobrovsky | Flashin’ Leather

A funny thing happened while I was at the Wings-Kings game last night with Nebraska; we missed this save by Sergei Bobrovsky.

Good things we have the Hockey News.

Eric Hosmer’s…

(I know I’m late with this post but the last month has been a whirlwind for me.  I finally have a chance to catch my breath and collect my thoughts.)

tying run in game five of the World Series is one of the best plays I’ve ever seen in my 35+ years of watching baseball.  I would have thought it was a good idea even if he was thrown out.

Congrats to the Royals!

FYI: I don’t see a date for Tigers’s pitchers and catchers to report.  However, Cardinals’s pitchers and catchers report on February 17th, 2016. Using that date as an estimate, we have 87 days until Spring Training 2016.

Alex Gordon | Conniption Shot

10/27/2015- Conniption Shots don’t come much bigger than this one.  Alex Gordon tied Game 1 of the 2015 World Series, in the bottom of the ninth, by hitting a Jeurys Familia pitch into an absolute CONNIPTION.

I’m quite certain Eric Hosmer, whose error in the eighth gave the Mets the lead, was happier than Gordon and I don’t blame him.  The media was trying to hang the “Bill Buckner” monicker on him before the game was over.

For Tigers fans, remember when we used to see Jose Miguel Cabrera hit balls into a Conniption like Gordon did? And in key situations. I hope those days aren’t over.

Mike Moustakas | Flashin’ Leather

10/27/2015 – Mike Moustakas was Flashin’ Leather in Game 1 of the World Series.  This play kept the Mets from lengthening their lead.

Curtis Granderson | Flashin’ Leather

10/27/2015- Curtis Granderson was Flashin’ Leather in extra innings in Game 1 of the 2015 World Series.

Blog Help…

This is a question to Mike from Minoring in Baseball, or anybody else that might be reading this blog.  I want to change the theme of this blog back to an official MLB wordpress theme.  The problem is, I want to add my custom header and I can’t figure out how to do it.  I know it can be done but I can’t find any wordpress help on how.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Flashin Leather

Royals Back to the Series

With Toronto’s loss I’m out of my pool but I don’t care.  This is the match up I wanted to see.  Although Granderson is my favorite player and I’d like to see him get a ring, I like the Royals too, so I don’t really care who wins this series.  I’m just looking forward to watching it.

What about this game winning run by Lorenzo Cain?  He scores from first, on a single, with nobody out in the bottom of the eighth.

Ben Revere | Flashin’ Leather

10/23/2015- Revere made an amazing catch in a clutch situation, albeit in a losing effort.

Kris Bryant | Conniption Shot

10/21/2015 – Although this was in a losing effort, Kris Bryant, absolutely hit this ball into a conniption off of Tyler Clippard.

Is Curtis Granderson the Mets MVP?

Perhaps, says USA Today.

Hat Tip: William Wallace

NEW YORK –  The Terry Collins press conference has been a highlight of this 2015 postseason, the Mets manager presiding over a realm that so often in the club’s past has been little more than strategically explaining futility.

But even within this new world, Collins visibly brightens when Curtis Granderson comes up. It happens infrequently, and Collins appreciates the chance to sing the virtues of a steady performer often overshadowed by the powerful Yoenis Cespedes or folk hero Wilmer Flores or all those Mets pitchers with their flying fastballs.

“Curtis Granderson, he’s just one of those quiet guys that goes about his job,” Collins said Sunday, prior to Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. “I tell all the young players that come up here: ‘If you handle the game like Curtis Granderson does because you’re talented, you’re going to be successful, because he never has a bad day.’

Sark, I hope you’re wrong about he Mets’ long layoff but I was thinking the same thing.  This looks a lot like what happened to the Tigers in 2006 and 2012, as you said in your comment.

We shall see.

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