On September 23, 1998, Chicago Cubs OF Sammy Sosa, after surpassing Roger Maris’s single-season record of 61 bombs, clubbed his 64th and 65th home runs of the year during their … Continue Reading On This Day in 1998: Sosa Hits 64th and 65th Bombs
At the beginning of the year, most baseball fans would have predicted that MLB’s home run leaders would be players like Christian Yelich (fuck the Brewers), Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado … Continue Reading Suárez Ties Alonso in MLB Home Run Chase
Following Wednesday’s shutout loss (box score) to the San Diego Padres, the Chicago Cubs’ odds to play in the postseason now stand at 40.5% according to Baseball Reference. The most … Continue Reading Latest Loss Drops Cubs Postseason Odds Below 50%
Several days after joining the Babe Ruth Club by becoming the first pitcher to hit a home run while also pitching and playing in the field in the same game … Continue Reading Lorenzen Adds to Two-Way Résumé with Walkoff Double
In 2018, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels was the first player in Major League Baseball to make the two-way 15/50 club (15 home runs and 50 IP in a season) since … Continue Reading MLB’s Other Two-Way Player
The 2019 Toronto Blue Jays flirted with being no-hit by Trevor Bauer on April 4 and Shane Bieber on July 24, but it ultimately took a veteran ace, Justin Verlander … Continue Reading Oops, He Did It Again: Verlander No-Hits Jays for the Second Time
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?
Earlier this month, Cubs manager Joe Maddon used the phrase “big boy time” with reference to how he planned to distribute playing time after the July 31 trade deadline. Joe … Continue Reading “Big Boy Time” Coming for Cubs at Mets
Zack Greinke, acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks by the Houston Astros to bolster their rotation ahead of the postseason, has become the third active pitcher to record 200 MLB wins … Continue Reading Zack Greinke is 3rd Active Pitcher to 200 Wins
I talk about what it’s been like to watch the Cubs this season and their terrible home/road disparity. Special guest appearance by my cat.
Los Angeles Angels INF/DH Albert Pujols reached another milestone in his 19th MLB season with hit number 3,167 during the 4th inning of the Angels’ Wednesday night contest against the … Continue Reading Pujols Passes Beltré on MLB Career Hits List
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.
Despite recently selling off many of their top arms, the fourth-place Toronto Blue Jays are currently riding a hot streak of 7-3 in their last ten games thanks to the … Continue Reading The Kids Are Playing
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
With two months left to tank, the Toronto Blue Jays put an “EVERYTHING MUST GO” sign on their bullpen ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, selling low on their … Continue Reading Jays Sell the Pen Ahead of Trade Deadline