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
As I predicted earlier this week, MLB waited to suspend baseball operations until after another major North American league decided to take decisive action on the spread of coronavirus. On … Continue Reading MLB Suspends Baseball Operations After NBA Takes Lead on Coronavirus
The spread of COVID-19 at the beginning of 2020 has caused major social disruption in heavily affected countries, like China and Italy, thanks to quarantine orders and travel bans. Public … Continue Reading Will Coronavirus Fears Drive Fans Away from MLB Games?
Yasiel Puig, who started his MLB career under the bright lights of Dodger Stadium, has yet to be signed over the offseason. Puig was looking to follow up his original … Continue Reading Jays Can Add Power to OF by Signing Yasiel Puig
Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro sat for a lengthy interview with Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star published on Sunday. One of the topics discussed was the new MLB.tv blackout … Continue Reading Blue Jays President Has Lame Explanation for New MLB.tv Blackout
Current Chicago Cubs starter and 2017 World Series goat Yu Darvish opened up to reporters at Spring Training on Sunday with his thoughts about the Houston Astros cheating scandal. The … Continue Reading Yu Darvish’s Comments on #AstrosCheat Scandal Speak for Fans Everywhere