After a 2020 season that ended in a Wild Card Series sweep by the Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays fans had hoped their fun, young team featuring rising stars Vladimir … Continue Reading Return of the Home Run Jacket
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?
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
While the North American major leagues are wrapping up their season in October, winter professional baseball is getting underway further south. These leagues have served as an additional training ground … Continue Reading 3 Best Winter Baseball Team Logos
A positive drug test is one of the worst things that can happen to an elite athlete. Use of performance-enhancing drugs will not only result in loss of earnings from … Continue Reading What’s the Worst Excuse for a Positive PED Test?
The Chicago Cubs swept the third-place Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley this weekend and are riding high after having extended their lead over the St. Louis Cardinals to 1.5 games. This … Continue Reading Ranking Cubs Players by Swag Factor
It’s Opening Day! That means hope is alive for all 30 MLB teams. It also means everyone and their brother has predictions for the coming year. Since I did terribly … Continue Reading Unlikely Predictions for the 2019 Season
February 17, 2019 was NBA and Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan’s 56th birthday. It was also the date of the 68th NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, where one … Continue Reading Team LeBron Wins NBA All-Star Game on MJ’s Birthday
Former Montréal Expos mascot Youppi!, who transitioned to representing the Montréal Canadiens NHL franchise after the Expos moved to Washington, D.C. following the 2004 season, celebrated his 40th birthday over … Continue Reading The Curse of Youppi!
2019 and a new MLB season is rapidly approaching, so I have decided to share my MLB hopes and dreams for the coming year (some more realistic than others). Cubs … Continue Reading My MLB New Year’s Wishes
Now that a champion has been crowned and the postseason individual awards have been handed out, it’s time to see how well I did at predicting the outcomes of the … Continue Reading Grading My 2018 Predictions
It seems like one of the favorite things for old fogeys to complain about these days in relation to Major League Baseball is the so-called sabermetrics revolution. Teams are increasingly … Continue Reading MLB Advanced Stats that Senior Citizens – and John Smoltz – Can Appreciate
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