Here is a story from 2008 that may be of interest to fans who have followed the Anthony Rizzo slide controversy in the Cubs series in Pittsburgh last week, since some … Continue Reading On This Day in 2008: Hard Slide Leads to Bench-Clearing Brawl at Fenway
The weekend was full of bad tidings for teams around the National League as stars went down with injuries. On Saturday, the 15-19 Dodgers, already set back by medical issues … Continue Reading Weekend Injury Recap: LA and STL Lose Star Players; Cueto to See Specialist
It’s been another eventful weekend in Major League Baseball, with the year’s first no-hitter being recorded on Saturday by Oakland A’s SP Sean Manaea in a matchup originally getting more … Continue Reading Weekend Recap: Red Sox Get No-Hit, Big Sexy vs. Flash, Cubs Star Drilled
It’s been a wild weekend in Major-League Baseball as wintry weather conditions forced multiple game postponements, including 6 games scheduled for Jackie Robinson Day. What’s that about reducing the season to … Continue Reading Weekend Recap – Cubs’ Epic Comeback Win, Big Sexy’s Bid for Perfection
Former Cubs ace Jake Arrieta made his debut for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, and appeared to be in 2017 form, allowing three runs in the … Continue Reading Arrieta Suffers First Inning Woes in Phillies Debut
Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani made his MLB pitching debut on Sunday for the Los Angeles Angels against the Oakland Athletics. Other than a three-run second inning on a homer … Continue Reading Sho Far, Sho Good – Ohtani Earns Win in MLB Pitching Debut
MLB Opening Day 2018 is here! I started this blog over the winter and there’s finally some real baseball to talk about! The action kicks off at 12:40 PM ET … Continue Reading Today’s the Day!
A lot of big news hit the MLB this week, including Jake Arrieta signing with Philadelphia, as well as controversial facial expressions during the Houston Astros’ visit to the White House. … Continue Reading MLB News Potpourri: Tulowitzki and Stroman Out, Tebow Gets Cut, “Dexter’s Sexters”
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!
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
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?
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
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
I was browsing the videos on MLB.com today and was surprised to learn ex-Cub and “MRI Twin” Mark Prior has taken a coaching gig with the Evil Empire, the Los Angeles … Continue Reading Ex-Cub Mark Prior’s New Gig with LA