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”

What Re-Opened Sports Leagues Can Teach the Four Majors About the Importance of a Quick Return

It is a regular opinion that the sport first out of the gate to bring a return to major American athletics to the general public in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic will reap major rewards. That’s the view for today, and its no wonder then why the NBA, NHL and MLB are just asContinue reading “What Re-Opened Sports Leagues Can Teach the Four Majors About the Importance of a Quick Return”

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)”

A Post About NBA’s Schedule Suspension- A Shocked Sports Fan’s Perspective

I am so frustrated right now. Some of what I am about to say might come off as short-sighted or selfish, I understand that. I want to make it fully known that I totally understand and ultimately accept the decision that the NBA has made tonight. NBA games are officially suspended following the conclusion ofContinue reading “A Post About NBA’s Schedule Suspension- A Shocked Sports Fan’s Perspective”

The Roller-Coaster That Is Just Trying to Watch Your Team’s Games in 2020

I breathed a really big sigh of relief Thursday night. After much trepidation caused by the roller-coaster that has become Major League Baseball broadcast rights, I found out yesterday that I will indeed be able to watch my Cleveland Indians play baseball on television this season. Allow me to explain. Like many (especially younger) people,Continue reading “The Roller-Coaster That Is Just Trying to Watch Your Team’s Games in 2020”

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”

An Update on MLB Sign-Stealing and Why Alex Cora (and Fans) Should Be Worried

The Houston Astros may have become the poster children for illegal sign-stealing, but they definitely weren’t the first or only perpetrators. When official news broke about their illegal use of a center field camera and a garbage can, we already also knew about a previous scheme that the Boston Red Sox ran using an AppleContinue reading “An Update on MLB Sign-Stealing and Why Alex Cora (and Fans) Should Be Worried”