How much would a Bartolo Colón of saffron cost?
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How much would a Bartolo Colón of saffron cost?

http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-saffron.html

New for NotGraphs: Cleef Van Lee

http://www.fangraphs.com/not/cleef-van-lee

Felix. 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Felix. 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Baseball game.

Baseball game.

A series of 10 drawings: one for each song on Ian Dury’s “New Boots and Panties!!” 
http://flipflopflyin.com/newboots/index.html

A series of 10 drawings: one for each song on Ian Dury’s “New Boots and Panties!!”

http://flipflopflyin.com/newboots/index.html

Liga Mexicana playoffs update.

So, we’re two games into our equivalent of the Division Series.

Zona Norte:

Sultanes 7 Acereros 6 (15 innings)
Sultanes 11 Acereros 5

Vaqueros 1 Diablos Rojos 18
Vaqueros 10 Diablos Rojos 11


Zona Sur:

Delfines 7 Tigres 2 (12 innings)
Delfines 2 Tigres 3

Piratas 1 Pericos 9
Piratas 16 Pericos 11


Both teams in the Zona Norte have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, and both teams in the Sur are tied 1-1.

It’s an off day today.

On a personal note, I went to both of the Diablos games. Saturday’s game was ridiculously one-sided. Vaqueros had played the one-off wild card-y game on Friday night, and the presence of their bus outside the stadium leads me to believe that they must’ve come directly from that game in Torreon (in northern Mexico) slept on the bus on the ten-ish hour journey, and then played a game at 4pm.

Sunday’s game was a lot better. One of the most enjoyable games I’ve seen in Mexico. Diablos took the lead in the first. Vaqueros lead 2-1 after the second. Diablos lead 3-2 after the third. Vaqueros took a 6-3 in the 4th. Diablos tied it up in the bottom of the 4th, and took a 7-6 lead in the 6th. Vaqueros tied it up in the 7th. Diablos re-took the lead in the 8th. One strike away from victory, and the Diablos shortstop made an error, and Vaqueros ended up scoring three runs, taking a two run lead in the top of the ninth. Bottom of the ninth, with one out, Japhet Amador homered. Then John Lindsey homered. Two solo homers, tie game. Two singles later and Diablos have runners on the corners, two outs. The number nine batter, Juan Carlos Gamboa, the short stop who made the error that allowed Laguna to take the lead in the top of the ninth, hits a line drive single. Diablos win.

Liga Mexicana playoffs.

The playoffs started last night with the silly wild card-y games. 

Zona Norte:

Vaqueros Laguna beat Saraperos de Saltillo 5-0 last night.

Vaqueros will play Diablos Rojos del México who topped the division (70-42, .625). The other series in that division is Acereros del Norte vs. Sultanes de Monterrey.

Zona Sur:

Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen had a walkoff 4-3 win against Guerreros de Oaxaca.

Delfines will play last season’s champions Tigres de Quintana Roo. And the Pericos de Puebla will play Piratas de Campeche in the other series.

All these series begin today. ¡Vamos Diablos!

Toros de Tijuana vs. Diablos Rojos del México, Foro Sol, México, D.F. 14/8/2014

Toros de Tijuana vs. Diablos Rojos del México, Foro Sol, México, D.F. 14/8/2014

The Curse of the Chicago Cubs. My new post at NotGraphs. 

http://www.fangraphs.com/not/the-curse-of-the-chicago-cubs

Teddy boy.

Teddy boy.

Wayne Rooney.

Wayne Rooney.

32.

32.

Spam Baseball Cards. My new post for NotGraphs. http://www.fangraphs.com/not/spam-baseball-cards/

Spam Baseball Cards. My new post for NotGraphs. http://www.fangraphs.com/not/spam-baseball-cards/