Category Archives: MLB
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One of, if not the best, days of the sporting calendar is upon us. There is nothing like Opening Day for all of our hopes and dreams for our favorite baseball team are fresh and clean, without blemish. Spring has barely begun and yet the finish line for this season lies in autumn. It really [...]
Today is an interesting day for major league baseball, as the peak of the PED-laced players have reached eligibility for the Hall of Fame. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are the two classic cases of a player who was the best and most dominating in a generation but who has been linked to PEDs, and [...]
I blinked and it’s over?:Man, that was fast. I didn’t really even have much of an opportunity to watch the games. Seriously the only game I watched (on mute) a substantial portion was the second game. I turned game one off before Verlander came out and I watched snippets of the two games in Detroit. [...]
I am hypercritical of sports announcers. I know it isn’t an easy thing to do, and there frankly are very few who can do it well, but has there ever been a more annoying (as in knives on a bottle) announcer than Tim McCarver? His presence in the booth has forced me to watch the [...]
It’s finally here. The World Series begins tonight in San Francisco. I have some observations to lay out, and you are more than welcome, as always, to chime in. There is a thing called “it” in baseball, as in some teams have “it” and some teams don’t. It currently resides with the San Francisco Giants, [...]
Why did the Yankees wait until they met the Tigers to collapse? Seriously though, the Tigers took it to them and beat them resoundingly. This was a beat down in every phase. The Yankees did not merely lose. The Tigers destroyed them. So where does America’s favorite baseball team (to love or to hate) go [...]
Good job to Don Kelly. It's nice to see good guys succeed.
MLB keeps pretty tight reins over its video clips, so I am certain any YouTube of the play from last night's Cards Braves match will be taken down by now. In a nutshell, the Braves were rallying in the bottom of the 8th with runners on first and second and one out. The next batter [...]
Interestingly enough, the St Louis Cardinals are the only team that benefited from the new playoff rules. Texas and Baltimore would have had to play a one-game playoff to determine the wild card winner anyway. The Cards finished seven games behind the first wild card Braves and wouldn’t have had a sniff of the playoffs [...]