The Overlooked Step that Possibly Ruined MLB Negotiations and Might Even Kill the Season Once It Starts

I write this late in the day of an ultimatum. An ultimatum that appears it will go unanswered. I am paraphrasing, but Saturday, after weeks of dickering back and forth between the Major League Baseball owners and the Players Association the players came to a conclusion. That conclusion was that any further negotiations between theContinue reading “The Overlooked Step that Possibly Ruined MLB Negotiations and Might Even Kill the Season Once It Starts”

Crunch-Time Break Down: Classic Edition- Game 6, 2015 ALCS Blue Jays vs. Royals

With no professional team sports being played on the North American continent right now, many have turned to classic games as a refuge to help distract them from the very difficult real world problems that we are dealing with as a sports-loving people. I am no different in this and as the time approaches whereContinue reading “Crunch-Time Break Down: Classic Edition- Game 6, 2015 ALCS Blue Jays vs. Royals”

Breaking News: It’s 1996 and the Indians Have Traded Albert Belle

Mookie Betts may never play for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 27-year old right-fielder was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers this past winter along with David Price for a bevy of young talent, despite being the 2018 American League Most Valuable Player, a four-time Gold Glove and three time Silver SluggerContinue reading “Breaking News: It’s 1996 and the Indians Have Traded Albert Belle”

A Baseball Debate: Do Today’s Pitchers Throw Harder Than They Used To?

One continual debate that I enjoy having with people that love baseball is about the idea of how hard pitchers have thrown throughout history. Recently, I’ve seen a lot of posts online about great baseball documentaries, and this conversation re-inspired a debate in my mind because of the Netflix documentary simply titled Fastball. For thoseContinue reading “A Baseball Debate: Do Today’s Pitchers Throw Harder Than They Used To?”

Where to Turn as COVID-19 Takes Our Games Away… Its all Digital These Days

It’s a quiet and bleak time in the world of sports. As all non-essential workers have been asked to step away from their work lives, the universe of professional sports has been put on pause. I’m sad to say that my previous prediction of how the athletic part of our society would react to theContinue reading “Where to Turn as COVID-19 Takes Our Games Away… Its all Digital These Days”

First Edition of "Was He Juicing!?" featuring Mike Piazza

Disclaimer: What you are about to read is evidence-based, but it ultimately an opinion piece. The conclusions of this post are not meant to be construed as certifiable fact. Said evidence leads to a speculative conclusion, which is exactly that: SPECULATIVE… Enjoy the post. Today, we are going to try out a new game hereContinue reading “First Edition of "Was He Juicing!?" featuring Mike Piazza”

The Three At-Bat Minimum: A Crazy Idea to Up Interest in Baseball (its different than the three batter minimum)

Watch enough well-pitched baseball games and eventually you will hear something similar to: “Mike Clevinger was stellar today, pitching a complete game shut out. He allowed just one hit and one walk over 9 innings, but was the benefactor of two double play balls. He faced the minimum.” “The minimum.” For those that may notContinue reading “The Three At-Bat Minimum: A Crazy Idea to Up Interest in Baseball (its different than the three batter minimum)”

Historical Context: Sports, the Coronavirus and What Looms Next

The year is 1918. At this point in our history, World War I has waged on in Europe for four years. Individuals destined for myriad versions of fame, such as actress Rita Hayworth, businessman and founder of Wal-Mart Sam Walton, and historical and inspirational leader Nelson Mandela are born. The now world-famous Cleveland Orchestra isContinue reading “Historical Context: Sports, the Coronavirus and What Looms Next”

MLB Caps off a Disappointing Off-Season with Questionable Rule Changes and Proposals

With the one exception of the Houston Astros organization still appearing classless, its been a week of change for Major League Baseball. On Wednesday, the league announced the full brunt of rule changes that will be a part of play for this coming season. They are, in to particular order: The 25-man roster is nowContinue reading “MLB Caps off a Disappointing Off-Season with Questionable Rule Changes and Proposals”

Digging Slightly Deeper on What’s the “Right Thing” for the Indians- Lindor Part 2

Last week, I spoke on the potential for the Cleveland Indians and Francisco Lindor to come to agreement on a contract extension and what such an extension would look like. At the time, I reached the conclusion that there might be a number out there that is both a reasonable possibility for the Tribe asContinue reading “Digging Slightly Deeper on What’s the “Right Thing” for the Indians- Lindor Part 2″