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?
Over one year after the strange spectacle at Miller Park when then-reliever Adrian Houser of the Milwaukee Brewers tossed fastballs and cookies TWO TIMES against the Philadelphia Phillies, it happened AGAIN in the … Continue Reading I Said There’s No Puking in Baseball, Godammit!
My first video blog is here (please excuse the noises from my canine “co-host”)! I talk about the World Series hangover and its effects on Red Sox SP Chris Sale.
As a distraction from the Cubs’ poor play on Friday, I decided to ask my Twitter followers their opinion on the best pitcher out of some of MLB’s active strikeout … Continue Reading Who’s Your Ace? Let’s Rank the Active Strikeout Leaders
In 2018, the Milwaukee Brewers, fueled by a 19-7 run in September and the efforts of eventual National League MVP Christian Yelich, surged past the Chicago Cubs to win the Central … Continue Reading What’s Wrong with the Brewers?
The first half of the year is over, so let’s check in on the status of PED suspensions throughout MiLB and MLB so far this year. This is an update … Continue Reading MiLB and MLB PED Suspension Rundown: 2019 All-Star Break
Former Chicago Cubs IF and 2016 World Series champion Tommy La Stella, now of the Los Angeles Angels, has been selected to the All-Star Team in 2019, his first career … Continue Reading Tommy La Stella is a First-Time All-Star!
Earlier this week, national baseball writer Jeff Passan published news that the Tampa Bay Rays had received permission to explore becoming a dual city team, playing half of their home … Continue Reading Taxes and Financial Reporting for American Pro Athletes in Canada
Sports teams are owned by rich assholes. Rich assholes tend to support political assholes like Donald Trump. Fans and media personalities often admonish players and other fans to “keep politics … Continue Reading Thoughts on “Ethical Fandom”
The Cincinnati Reds made a number of moves over the offseason to bolster their pitching staff and offense in order to make a run at relevance in the NL Central … Continue Reading Who’s Been a Bigger Reds Contributor – Puig or Winker?
On May 7, SP Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics threw the 300th no-hitter in major-league history, becoming the 35th pitcher in MLB history to throw at least two no-nos. … Continue Reading Are No-Hitters Really a Dying Feat?
Exploitation of Young Baseball Players Is Under Scrutiny in the DR – but Are North Americans Paying Attention?
If you follow social justice-minded national baseball writers on social media, you might occasionally run across the opinion that MLB’s international free agent signing process is “gross” and takes advantage … Continue Reading Exploitation of Young Baseball Players Is Under Scrutiny in the DR – but Are North Americans Paying Attention?
Opening Day is upon us, so it’s time to begin tracking MLB and MiLB PED suspensions once again. This initial rundown will take us up towards the end of Spring … Continue Reading 2019 PED Suspension Rundown: Spring Training Edition
One of the most interesting developments in Major League Baseball last season was the debut of Shohei Ohtani, a Japanese two-way star who signed with the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani … Continue Reading Will We See More Two-Way Players in 2019?
Now that we’re well into January, I have updated my prior posts from March, May and July 2018 with the final information through the end of 2018. The Eric Skoglund … Continue Reading Final 2018 PED Suspension Rundown