Best Rotation Ever: Following up on the Tuesday discussion about the “best rotation ever” … here are two thoughts from Sports Illustrated baseball writers. 1) Tom Verducci: The 2011 Phillies should be the best 4-man rotation since the 1966 Dodgers. 2) Joe Posnanski & Bill James put the 2011 Phillies 4-man rotation on par with the ’71 Orioles, ’66 Dodgers, and ’55 Indians. Where is the legendary Atlanta Braves’ rotation from the 90s, you ask? They had three horses – Glavine, Smoltz, Maddux – and if you want to change the discussion to “best 3-man rotation ever” then they’re your pick. But the dropoff to Denny Neagle or Steve Avery was too precipitous for their 4-man rotation to be in the discussion with the 2011 Phillies.
Steve Ballmer, as usual, was in a good seat to watch the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers. Here is video of him excitedly (…)
“Why not? You don’t hit 24 birdies in a week and not show good signs.”
He just made the list.
The Red Sox stack up well against some of the best rotations ever.
Also, he can dominate the Knicks.
It will be cold.