Shohei Ohtani Fails to Impress in Spring Training Pitching Debut

On Saturday, ballyhooed Japanese two-way prospect Shohei Ohtani made his Spring Training debut as a pitcher for the Angels versus the Milwaukee Brewers. This may have been the most anticipated Spring Training debut for any player this season. However, Ohtani failed to live up to expectations, giving up two hits and two runs, one unearned,…

MLB Pace-of-Play Rule Changes Focus on the Wrong Factors

LONG POST AHEAD! On Monday, MLB announced new pace-of-play rules for the 2018 season. Some baseball purists might not think this is even a problem, but Commissioner Manfred believes otherwise and seems to be concerned about losing viewership and attendance to faster-paced sports like NBA basketball. What he really should be worried about is the…

Baseball Gods, Please Spare Us from Tim Tebow

On Sunday, I read some horrifying news: Mets GM Sandy Anderson thinks washed-up NFL quarterback and current minor-league outfielder Tim Tebow "will play in the major leagues." There's already too much Jesus-humping and flag-waving in pro sports for pinkos like me, so I really don't want to see one of the most aggressive Jesus-humpers make a…

Russell Wilson Traded – to the Yankees?

Famed Seattle Seahawks QB, Super Bowl XLVIII champion and abstinence proponent Russell Wilson is on the move to an unexpected destination - the New York Yankees. If you were not aware, Wilson had previously played second base for two years in the Colorado Rockies' minor-league system after being drafted in 2010. He was then selected by the…

Gods Bless Google, I Basically Just Watched the Super Bowl Without All the BS

As detailed in a prior post, I was not at all enthused about this year's Super Bowl matchup. I ended up skipping the game to watch Netflix. However, I did check the score on my phone and was pleasantly surprised to learn Eagles pulled off a 41-33 upset of the Patriots for the club's first-ever title.…

Cleveland to Discontinue Use of “Chief Wahoo” on Uniforms, but Not Merchandise

On Monday, the Cleveland Indians announced they will stop using the widely-derided "Chief Wahoo" logo on uniforms. However, this change will not take effect in the coming season, but in 2019, the year Cleveland is scheduled to host the All-Star Game. My initial cynical thought about this was that Cleveland was doing this in order…