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
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.
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
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.
Pete Rose will never be in the Hall of Fame. Why? He was banned for life because he broke Major League Baseball rules by betting on the game. Whether or not he should be is a different story but breaking the rules has consequences. Not only did Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens break the rules, … Continue reading Do Steroids Have a Place in the Hall of Fame?
Obviously, every Royals fan would love to have Eric Hosmer back (including this one). However, there are other reasons besides fan appreciation that make the rumored seven-year, $147 million offer to Hosmer a good one for the Royals. Hosmer has played his entire Major League career (seven seasons) with the Royals and has come off arguably his best seasons … Continue reading Why the Rumored Offer to Hosmer is a Good Deal for the Royals
In July, I wrote how Jeffrey Loria, at the time the owner of the Marlins, was bad for baseball, the Marlins’ franchise, fans, and the city of Miami. I ended the article saying Derek Jeter was right for the future of the Marlins and the city of Miami. This past September Jeter and Bruce Sherman … Continue reading Jeter’s Progress Report
The Red Sox announced yesterday the re-signing of their former first baseman Mitch Moreland to a two year, $13 million deal. This signing produced major implications in the free agent market, most directly affecting free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. Many saw the Red Sox as an optimal designation for the former Royal. Hosmer is … Continue reading Sox Sign Moreland, Now What?
Last night during Game 4 of the NLCS the umpires made a shocking call. The Dodgers went into last night leading the Cubs 3-0 in the series, making Game 4 an elimination game. The Cubs had a 3-1 lead going into the 8th inning when Justin Turner hit a solo homerun off of Wade Davis … Continue reading Arguing Balls and Strikes
An altercation that occurred during a June trip to Toronto between Red Sox pitcher David Price and Hall-of-Fame RHP Dennis Eckersley, which previously went unreported has recently come to light. While many people are criticizing both Price and Red Sox manager John Farrell for not issuing an apology to Eckersley, I believe they are acting … Continue reading Why John Farrell & David Price Shouldn’t Apologize