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
After an impressive 2019 at the A level for the Philadelphia Phillies, starting pitcher prospect Kyle Glogoski returned to his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand to play for the Auckland … Continue Reading Kyle Glogoski, First Kiwi MLB Player?
In June 2019, ten-time All-Star slugger and 2013 World Series MVP David “Big Papi” Ortiz was shot in the back outside a bar in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The incident … Continue Reading “Operation Barbershop” and the David Ortiz Shooting
With Saturday’s walkoff victory by the Astros over the Yankees, the field is now set for the 2019 World Series starting on Tuesday night. While both teams are known for … Continue Reading How Do the 2019 LCS MVPs Stack Up?
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?