Shohei Ohtani was set for a history-making start on Sunday as one of the only MLB pitchers to bat for himself in a game with a designated hitter available. Madison … Continue Reading Angels’ Defensive Miscues Sour Shotime Sunday
Earlier in the offseason, the New York Mets were suitors for the services of free agent cheater George Springer, who later signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mets had … Continue Reading Who’s Your Franchise Outfielder – Michael Conforto or George Springer?
Since signing with the Los Angeles Angels of the American League, two-way player Shohei Ohtani has served as designated hitter on days when he was not scheduled to pitch. On … Continue Reading Ohtani Does Double Duty in Cactus League Game
The Chicago Cubs are the defending NL Central Division champions but are not favorites to repeat heading into the 2021 season. The Colorado Rockies paid the St. Louis Cardinals to … Continue Reading Cubs Question Marks for 2021
Jake Arrieta made his much-awaited Spring Training debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his second go-round with the Chicago Cubs during Sunday’s Spring Training action (box score). Arrieta pitched two innings, allowing … Continue Reading Arrieta Allows No Runs in Spring Debut
Sunday marked the first day of MLB Spring Training baseball, delighting MLB fans who had anxiously awaited the return of professional baseball to North America. The Toronto Blue Jays opened … Continue Reading Jays Open Spring Training Schedule Amid Criticism of Broadcast Coverage
MLB and Seattle Mariners fans were given a glimpse behind the front office curtain when the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club posted a February 5 video call with Mariners president and … Continue Reading Kevin Mather’s Mask Off Moment Goes Viral on Social Media
Author Jim Passon fired up the Wayback Machine with a tidbit posted on Saturday about how MLB insider Bob Nightengale shared his updates in the days before Twitter. In 1995, … Continue Reading Who Remembers MLB’s 900 Numbers?
After being outbid for cheater George Springer by the Toronto Blue Jays, news broke on Sunday that the New York Mets reportedly reached terms to fill their roster spot in … Continue Reading Report: Mets Reach Agreement with Albert Almora Jr.
Back in June of last year, I posted a preview of the title Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan by Jessica Luther and Kavitha … Continue Reading Book Discussion: Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back
On Friday, the Atlanta baseball franchise released word that Henry “Hank” Aaron, the legendary outfielder who broke Babe Ruth‘s MLB career home run record in 1974, passed away at the … Continue Reading The GOAT Has Passed
After news broke last weekend that DJ LeMahieu would be reopening free agency negotiations with other teams, the New York Yankees and the reigning batting champion reportedly came to terms … Continue Reading With LeMahieu Returning to New York, What’s Next for the Jays at 3B?
According to a recent report by Tim Brown of Yahoo, top free agent infielder DJ LeMahieu is reopening negotiations with the Toronto Blue Jays, among other clubs, after becoming frustrated … Continue Reading Jays Have New Opportunity to Sign LeMahieu
A new year marks a new release schedule for book publishers. Tomorrow will see the release of several books written by Black authors. So many books by Black authors releasing … Continue Reading Book Preview: Baseball’s Leading Lady
Late Sunday night, news broke of the first major trade of the offseason with the report of a San Diego Padres deal to acquire Blake Snell from the Tampa Bay … Continue Reading Padres Reach Agreement to Acquire Snell
After a short offseason lasting a little over two months due after the COVID-19 shutdown delayed the 2019-20 campaign, the NBA is set to begin the 2020-21 season this week. … Continue Reading NBA Season Opens This Week