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
A look at that Royals' second half of the season
With the first half of the season over and the midsummer classic completed, it brings up a thought: the All-Star game doesn’t mean anything, so does it matter? From 2003 until this year, the All-Star game decided home field advantage for the World Series. Prior to that, home field advantage alternated each year between the … Continue reading The All-Star Game Doesn’t Matter?
I recently read a great piece in The New York Times by Ken Belson called What $1.2 Billion Buys in Miami: For Baseball, a Major Distraction. In the article, Belson describes the situation around the Marlins’ sale, stadium, and future. The All-Star Game is being hosted in Miami and therefore it is a perfect time … Continue reading The Marlins for Miami
Last weekend I visited family in Kansas City and stopped by Kauffman Stadium. It is one of my favorite stadiums to visit (besides for the obvious reason of being a Royals fan), because is great for all ages. Here’s why: There isn’t a bad seat in the place The stadium seats around 38,000 people. Much … Continue reading BBQ and Baseball