Sho Far, Sho Good – Ohtani Earns Win in MLB Pitching 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 by Matt Chapman, Ohtani had a clean outing, showing off his triple-digit fastball and repertoire of breaking pitches, which included a slider, splitter and curveball.…

What Can We Expect from 2018’s MLB Comeback Kids and Extreme Veterans?

As you may be aware, former Giants ace SP Tim Lincecum has signed a one-year deal to make a comeback bid with the Rangers. This got me thinking about what other players are attempting comebacks this year as well as extreme veterans like Bartolo Colón and Ichiro Suzuki who are hoping to continue their big-league…

MLB News Potpourri: Tulowitzki and Stroman Out, Tebow Gets Cut, “Dexter’s Sexters”

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. Here are a few items you may have missed: Blue Jays' Injury Woes Continue. As I speculated in a prior post, both SP Marcus Stroman…

2018 Blue Jays Season Preview: Good News and Bad News

After two consecutive playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016, the Blue Jays endured a disappointing 76-86 season in 2017, finishing fourth in the AL East. This was mainly due to injuries to star 3B Josh Donaldson, as well as to SS Troy Tulowitzki and SP Aaron Sanchez. The Jays are looking to bounce back this…

Shohei Ohtani Fails to Impress in Spring Training Pitching Debut

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 Spring Training debut for any player this season. However, Ohtani failed to live up to expectations, giving up two hits and two runs, one unearned,…

Russell Wilson Traded – to the Yankees?

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 had previously played second base for two years in the Colorado Rockies' minor-league system after being drafted in 2010. He was then selected by the…

Cleveland to Discontinue Use of “Chief Wahoo” on Uniforms, but Not Merchandise

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 2019, the year Cleveland is scheduled to host the All-Star Game. My initial cynical thought about this was that Cleveland was doing this in order…