This week will see the conferral of the 2020 edition of the MVP award given annually by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). While BBWAA is not controlled by … Continue Reading Recent MVP Awards Marred By Cheating and Short Season
As promised, I recorded a video with my thoughts after the conclusion of the 2020 World Series. I discuss the decision to pull Blake Snell from Game 6, the REAL … Continue Reading Video Blog – 2020 World Series Post-Game
The St. Louis Cardinals have been the team most recently slammed by an outbreak of COVID-19. Their upcoming series against the PIttsburgh Pirates has also been postponed thanks to positive … Continue Reading St. Louis COVID-19 Outbreak Threatens to Further Shorten MLB’s 2020 Season
According to a report published by MLB insider Jeff Passan on Friday, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred threatened to end the 2020 season unless improvements were made in handling … Continue Reading Like Trump, Rob Manfred Has Failed to Lead on Coronavirus
On May 21st, Carlos Aranda Jr., a coach for the Nicaraguan baseball team Las Fieras de San Fernando, died after being hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19. Two other San Fernando … Continue Reading Death of Nicaraguan Baseball Coach Raises Concerns about Safety of MLB Coaches During Pandemic
In the absence of live sports, many fans are reliving past days of glory for their favorite teams and players. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been watching … Continue Reading My 5 Favorite Living MLB Players
Freddie Freeman and Anthony Rizzo are two young vets who have risen to the top of the National League’s first base rankings, with multiple All-Star Game appearances. Freeman is widely … Continue Reading Who’s Your 1B – Freddie Freeman or Anthony Rizzo?
Javier Báez and Carlos Correa are two premier young stars from Puerto Rico who played a role in a long-awaited championship for their respective teams, the Chicago Cubs (2016) and … Continue Reading Who’s Your Shortstop – Javier Báez or Carlos Correa?
On Thursday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced that Opening Day would be delayed by at least two weeks due to the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This … Continue Reading You Can’t Take Me Out to the Ballgame
As I predicted earlier this week, MLB waited to suspend baseball operations until after another major North American league decided to take decisive action on the spread of coronavirus. On … Continue Reading MLB Suspends Baseball Operations After NBA Takes Lead on Coronavirus
The spread of COVID-19 at the beginning of 2020 has caused major social disruption in heavily affected countries, like China and Italy, thanks to quarantine orders and travel bans. Public … Continue Reading Will Coronavirus Fears Drive Fans Away from MLB Games?
Current Chicago Cubs starter and 2017 World Series goat Yu Darvish opened up to reporters at Spring Training on Sunday with his thoughts about the Houston Astros cheating scandal. The … Continue Reading Yu Darvish’s Comments on #AstrosCheat Scandal Speak for Fans Everywhere
Over the weekend, the Mookie Betts three-team megatrade looked doomed to fail when the Boston Red Sox took an exception to the medical records of Minnesota Twins pitcher Brusdar Graterol. … Continue Reading Betts Trade Completed but Boston Still in Limbo
The new year is over a month old, but I’ve been writing about #AstrosCheat, so I am overdue to update my PED suspension rundown with final numbers for 2019. See … Continue Reading Final 2019 MiLB and MLB PED Suspension Rundown
The revelation that the Houston Astros stole signs via a video feed of home plate during the 2017 season, helping them win 101 regular season games and a World Series … Continue Reading Responses to Astros Scandal Show Baseball Insiders Are Out of Touch with Fans
Baseball is famous for its so-called “unwritten rules” of how players are expected to conduct themselves on the field, which tend to be enforced via beanball. Most fans would include … Continue Reading Astros Cheating Scandal Reveals Another Unwritten Baseball Rule