Tag Archives: jason heyward

Mallee had one job

Cubs fire Mallee! Good: he deserves it. He had one job, to straighten out Heyward. Heyward’s swing is a little slow. To fix that he could swing faster–which Mallee had him working on all last winter–or he could swing sooner. Heyward doesn’t like to swing sooner, because he’s a thoughtful, patient man who doesn’t like […]

Guessing game

John Smoltz did a pretty good job of analyzing what everybody could see last night during game five of the World Series–everybody, that is, who wasn’t occupying a spot in the Cub dugout. What Smoltz diagnosed was Cleveland’s strategy with Baez at the plate. Throw him a first-pitch strike, Smoltz said, and then throw him […]