It’s becoming increasingly hard to find something positive in this challenging time. Hospitals around the world are overwhelmed with COVID 19 patients because of failing healthcare systems; tens of millions of people have found themselves unemployed; and many are becoming more and more lonely in quarantine. While making Boeuf Bourguignon with my extra time at … Continue reading How Socially Distanced Baseball Can Help MLB
Alex Cora Should Be Banned For Life
Today, the Boston Red Sox fired (or "mutually parted ways") the player-turned-manager Alex Cora. This comes after more than 24 hours since Major League Baseball's Commissioner of Baseball, Rob Manfred, announced the findings and sanctions of the investigation into the Houston Astros' sign stealing during their 2017 World Championship season. The result being a year-long … Continue reading Alex Cora Should Be Banned For Life
Paris Marathon for Planned Parenthood
In March of 2019, I packed my bags and moved to Paris. The thing that shocked me the most wasn't the incredible food, or the difficult and confusing French language, but the universal access to healthcare. In France, healthcare is a fundamental human right. I live in a country where healthcare and a woman's right … Continue reading Paris Marathon for Planned Parenthood
Watching Baseball from Paris
This was the first year, in more than five years, I went to fewer than four baseball games in a season (I went to just three). The reason? A lack of baseball in Paris. This past March, I packed my bags, Royals hat included, and said bonjour to Paris. Some people have asked me what … Continue reading Watching Baseball from Paris
The Real Problem With Free Agency
Today, former Washington National Bryce Harper agreed to a $330 million, 13 year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. This is not only the biggest contract in baseball history, but the largest in the history of sports in North America. So good for Bryce Harper right? But bad for the future of baseball. It's the second … Continue reading The Real Problem With Free Agency
We’re Headed to an 18th…
Seven hours later Game 3 of the World Series had a decision. The Los Angeles Dodgers won in walk-off fashion with a home run off of the bat of Max Muncy in the bottom of the 18th. Yes, you read that right, the bottom of the 18th. That's a double-header. A whole other ballgame. The … Continue reading We’re Headed to an 18th…
The Wild Card: Greatest Game on Dirt
The 13-inning marathon between the Rockies and Cubs last night for a spot in the NLDS is proof why the Wild Card games were the best addition to October by Major League Baseball. The single, win or go home game gives the best baseball has to offer: strategy, drama, pressure with post season dreams on … Continue reading The Wild Card: Greatest Game on Dirt
Onto Game 163.
Major League Baseball couldn't have predicted a better end to the regular season even if they scripted it. Today was game 162, the last game of the season and before first pitch only one half of the playoff field was set. The American League Wild Card game will be played on Wednesday night in the … Continue reading Onto Game 163.
Baseball, a place for 2nd chances, except for abusers
The topic of abuse, mainly domestic, has been at the center of sports for years now. Whether it's Ray Rice and the NFL's mishandling of the notoriously violent elevator video or Jose Reyes pushing his wife through a glass door, it's affected every league. Now it has finally made its way to the Kansas City … Continue reading Baseball, a place for 2nd chances, except for abusers
Tickets for $0? A Crazy Idea that Makes A Lot of Sense
The Orioles are offering free tickets kids 9 or younger when an adult purchases a ticket in the upper deck and it makes a whole lot of sense.