In this article, Larry Dierker reflects on his phenomenal career as manager of the Houston Astros, and the course of events surrounding 9/11.
That’s why I continue to believe that the replay system is a waste of time. I’d be willing to bet that there have been at least 2 instances where the Astros have benefited by calls like this. Read on...
In this enlightening commentary, Larry Dierker discusses his pet peeves in baseball surrounding the pitch, the strike zone, and managers’ (sometimes) lack of confidence in pitchers.
Here’s a posing question: “So how can pitching, or more accurately pitching plus fielding be more than fifty percent?” Read on to get Larry’s answers and opinions from another one of 49’s Fastball’s fascinating MLB straight talk articles.
When it comes to baseball player trading… “The problem with trades is that everyone wants to give you a biscuit for a bag of flour.” — Ellis Clary, scout. Read more from 49’s Fastball Larry Dierker and his take on those risky Deadline Deals!
It seems the Astros and Blue Jays swapped free radicals. The Astros’ problem with Giles was an on the field issue. The problem with Osuna was of abusing another person. There’s an element of risk in almost every trade made. When you’re dealing in free radicals, that risk is multiplied. What do you think?
Learn more about Larry’s feelings on Daniel Poncedeleon’s seven-inning no-hitter debut and return to the Cardinals. Enjoy all the articles and podcasts from 49’s Fastball, and freely share your good comments.
It’s been almost a hundred years since the demise of the dead-ball era, and today’s game of baseball is much faster now – and slower. Read more insights from 49’s Fastball Larry Dierker on “Changing Times”.
Ken Giles still has value. The Astros gave up a lot to get him from the Phillies, especially after he had two great years as a set-up man. Read more of Larry’s perspective here!
It's All-Star game week and Larry Dierker reflects on his baseball career and his participation in the 1969 game in our Nation's capital. Read on with 49's Fastball!