Archive for July 2012

A Silly Performance

ERIC: Dagoberto “Bert” Campaneris was born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba on March 9, 1942. Although a smallish shortstop, he made a real splash in his major league debut on July 23, 1964 by clubbing two homers in his first game with the Kansas City Athletics. In 1965, he led the American League in hits (177), … Continue reading

The David Clyde Story

ERIC: David Clyde was born in Kansas City, Kansas on April 22, 1955. When he was a boy, his family moved to Houston, Texas. While a student at Houston’s Westchester High School, the left-handed Clyde pitched five no-hitters, including two perfect games. He posted an 18-0 record as a senior, and gave up only three … Continue reading

Still better than us…

MICHAEL: Yesterday I received a Facebook message from a reader who wanted to know my pick for the 2012 MLB You Stink! champion. Although it’s impossible to choose a definitive candidate at this point in the season, I can tentatively select one who is in the running. After reviewing several nominees the only logical choice … Continue reading

Pitchers trading homers…a rare event

ERIC: On Saturday, July 21, 2012, Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants and Cole Hamels faced off in a duel of pitching aces. Cain hurled Major League Baseball’s 22nd perfect game earlier this year, and Hamels, the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 World Series, pitched in his third All Star Game two weeks … Continue reading

Good Players. Bad Teams.

MICHAEL: Although the vast majority of reader responses to You Stink! have been quite positive, there are a few folks out there who just don’t get it. Some of them have even accused us of being mean-spirited. This allegation cannot be further from the truth. Our selections for You Stink! were not meant to be … Continue reading

By the Numbers

MICHAEL: Although our selections for You Stink! are not based on any specific algorithm, we do include detailed statistics for each and every team that is featured. This can include season schedules with results, batting, pitching, and fielding statistics, player rosters and individual stats, box scores (where applicable), and division and/or league standings. By providing these … Continue reading

Memories we’d rather forget

MICHAEL: There were several runners-up that didn’t make the final cut of the You Stink! Hall of Shame’s “Worst Plays/Moments” section. Here they are in no particular order: THE JUICERS TESTIFY FOR CONGRESS Fed up with the lack of initiative by Major League Baseball with regard to the latest steroid scandals, the legislative Reform Committee … Continue reading

“Steve Blass Disease” Fatal to a pitching career

ERIC: From 1968-1972, Steve Blass of the Pittsburgh Pirates was on the very best pitchers of all of baseball. In 1968, he went 18-6, with a sparkling 2.12 ERA. The following season, he went 16-10, and in 1970, he had a bad season, going 10-12, but with a solid ERA of 3.52. In 1971, his … Continue reading

7/9 Radio Appearance

Eric had a great time appearing on the July 9, 2012 episode of “The Breakfast Nook w/ Fred Snyder” on WGET Radio (Gettysburg, PA). Eric and Fred discussed our picks for the worst teams and players and also took their own beloved teams to task for stinking it up this season. Listen here

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“We always read about the good teams and the great players, but it’s the bad teams and the horrific players that help build teams’ rich histories. You Stink! lets you know, that it can always be worse, and makes you appreciate your ball club that much more!” - Matt Lambert, a Cleveland Indians fan -----------------------------------------“Gave Dad a copy of You Stink! about the worst baseball teams and players in history. The review: ‘a home run.’” - Scott Gosnell, Columbus, OH

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