Since I don’t have it in me to write up a 2018 Cubs season preview this week, I am inaugurating a series of baseball history posts that are easy for … Continue Reading On This Day in 1930: Babe Ruth Becomes Highest-Paid MLB Player of His Time
Since the Cubs finally won their first championship in over a century in 2016, the mantra of “this will be our year [to win it all]” has been replaced with … Continue Reading Jason Heyward Never Has Been and Never Will Be a Slugger – Get Over It!
After two consecutive playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016, the Blue Jays endured a disappointing 76-86 season in 2017, finishing fourth in the AL East. This was mainly due to … Continue Reading 2018 Blue Jays Season Preview: Good News and Bad News
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 … Continue Reading Shohei Ohtani Fails to Impress in Spring Training Pitching Debut
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 … Continue Reading MLB Pace-of-Play Rule Changes Focus on the Wrong Factors
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 … Continue Reading Baseball Gods, Please Spare Us from Tim Tebow
By now, most people are aware that the 2018 Winter Olympic Games kicked off last week in Pyeongchang, South Korea (not to be confused with Pyongyang, North Korea or a … Continue Reading Dafuq’s a Twizzle? Olympics Jargon Overload
Well, the long wait is over – after losing the Shohei Otani sweepstakes, the Cubs have reportedly signed top free agent SP Yu Darvish to a six-year deal at US$126 … Continue Reading Yu Happy Now?
Out of the various MLB At Bat notifications I received on Wednesday, I clicked through one from Cut4 with a “Name the Playmaker” quiz asking you to fill in the … Continue Reading This “Name the Playmaker” MLB Quiz is Quite Challenging
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 … Continue Reading Russell Wilson Traded – to the Yankees?
The lack of activity regarding some of the top free agents available this offseason (Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish, J.D. Martinez, et al.) has resulted in some noise being made by … Continue Reading Cold Stove and Winter of Discontent
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 … Continue Reading Gods Bless Google, I Basically Just Watched the Super Bowl Without All the BS
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 … Continue Reading Cleveland to Discontinue Use of “Chief Wahoo” on Uniforms, but Not Merchandise
MLB Network has pulled a Rogers SportsNet move and aired a countdown special. The purpose of this special: list the 25 greatest teams of the MLB expansion era. I’m sure the … Continue Reading Thoughts on MLB Network’s “25 Greatest Teams of the Expansion Era”
As most avid fans know, the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame voting results came in yesterday, blissfully giving us something to talk about other than Yu Darvish as the clock … Continue Reading HoF Voting Results In, Steroid Candidates Shut Out
With about a month to go until Spring Training and as heated speculation about the final destination of free agent SP and World Series goat Yu Darvish continues, the Cubs … Continue Reading Cubs Sign Backup Catcher in Attempt to Woo Darvish, Jays Get Older