Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, professional and NCAA sports were an extremely lucrative industry in North America. While competition has been temporarily suspended, play will resume in North America later … Continue Reading Book Preview: Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back
A spike in positive COVID-19 tests at MLB training facilities has further delayed negotiations on beginning the 2020 season. Time is running out on the commissioner’s last-ditch option of ordering … Continue Reading 5 Sports to Watch on TV with No MLB Action in Sight
On Sunday night, Long Gone Summer, the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about the 1998 home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, aired on ESPN in the United … Continue Reading Long Gone Summer: Sloppy Filmmaking Detracts from Viewing Experience
Following the success of The Last Dance, the hit documentary detailing the history of Michael Jordan’s final championship season with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98, ESPN will be airing Long … Continue Reading ESPN Sosa/McGwire Documentary to Drop June 14
Thanks to a deal announced on May 22, ESPN’s English-language broadcasts of Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) games became available in Canada on TSN starting on May 23 (schedule). I unfortunately … Continue Reading ESPN’s KBO Broadcasts Don’t Respect the Game
On May 21st, Carlos Aranda Jr., a coach for the Nicaraguan baseball team Las Fieras de San Fernando, died after being hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19. Two other San Fernando … Continue Reading Death of Nicaraguan Baseball Coach Raises Concerns about Safety of MLB Coaches During Pandemic
Kerry Wood began his MLB career with a Rookie of the Year campaign and a record-tying 20 strikeout game in 1998 in just his fifth career start. He would record … Continue Reading On This Day in 2012: Kerry Wood Records Final K
While professional sports remain cancelled in North America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) of South Korea launched its 2020 season on May 5 in spectator-free … Continue Reading Canadian Fans Left Out of KBO Broadcasts
Former Cubs first baseman Mark Grace was a mainstay for the Northsiders over 13 seasons, securing a place among the all-time franchise greats with a .303/.386/.445 slash line and four … Continue Reading On This Day in 1999: Mark Grace’s First Grand Slam
Beloved former Chicago Cub and 2016 world champion Dexter Fowler was a more prolific base stealer in his first full MLB season than he is today. On this day in … Continue Reading On This Day in 2009: Dexter Fowler Ties Rookie Stolen Base Record
Since there is no current baseball news to discuss, let’s take another look back into the past. Over a century ago, on this day in 1916, the Chicago Cubs played … Continue Reading On This Day in 1916: Cubs Play First Game at Wrigley
In the absence of live sports, many fans are reliving past days of glory for their favorite teams and players. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been watching … Continue Reading My 5 Favorite Living MLB Players
In the absence of live sports in North America and throughout the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rogers SportsNet is allowing Canadian sports fans to relive past days of … Continue Reading Deion Sanders, the World Series MVP Who Never Was
Freddie Freeman and Anthony Rizzo are two young vets who have risen to the top of the National League’s first base rankings, with multiple All-Star Game appearances. Freeman is widely … Continue Reading Who’s Your 1B – Freddie Freeman or Anthony Rizzo?
Javier Báez and Carlos Correa are two premier young stars from Puerto Rico who played a role in a long-awaited championship for their respective teams, the Chicago Cubs (2016) and … Continue Reading Who’s Your Shortstop – Javier Báez or Carlos Correa?
On Thursday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced that Opening Day would be delayed by at least two weeks due to the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This … Continue Reading You Can’t Take Me Out to the Ballgame