Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Can the Cubs continue to be the Warriors of baseball?

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Watching the Cubs these days brings to mind the single greatest reaction in the history of sports broadcasting. At the 1973 Belmont Stakes, CBS announcer Chic Anderson exclaimed "He is moving like a TREMENDOUS machine!" as Secretariat leaves the rest of the field eating his dust -- or more accurately so ...

Joe Buck and John Smoltz have some bad takes, don’t understand math

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Joe Buck and John Smoltz are in the booth today announcing Game 3 of the Cubs-Nationals series. And while the (usually competent) broadcast team didn't have to work too hard to make the game seem dramatic and important, the pair had a quick aside in the middle of the game ...

How to Talk About Matt Bush in 2016

Monday, March 28th, 2016

This is not a Matt Bush post. I, like many Padres fans, have strong feelings when I hear his name. It's hard not to when the number one overall pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2004 draft spent most of his time in baseball getting arrested for assaulting ...

Report: Cardinals Jhonny Peralta out 2-3 months with torn thumb ligament

Monday, March 7th, 2016

According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Cardinals All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta could potentially miss 2-3 months with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Langosch added that Peralta did get an MRI taken on his thumb, but that "the initial read is not positive." As a result, Peralta is looking for ...

Cubs owners latest entity threatened by Donald Trump

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

The owners of the Chicago Cubs joined Mexicans, Muslims and Megyn Kelly on the lengthening list of things Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump does not care for on Monday. The voice of America's increasingly angry hordes of half-literates has taken exception to the fact members of the Ricketts family, which owns ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen open to contract extension

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Even though three years stand between now and the time that Andrew McCutchen hits the open market, the Pirates center fielder said on Monday that if the Pirates are interested in extending his contract, he would be all for it. According to an article on ESPN, when McCutchen reported to spring ...

Momentum Gaining for National League to Add DH for 2017

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said at an owners' meeting Thursday in Coral Gables, Fla. that the notion of a designated hitter coming to the National League is "gaining momentum." Which quite honestly, shouldn't surprise people one bit. Most of the major sports leagues have made rule changes that make it easier ...

Dodgers trying desperately to keep up in NL West arms race

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The Los Angeles Dodgers dominated the National League West in 2015, winning the division going away with a 92-70 record. After a disappointing showing in the playoffs, the Dodgers were expected to solidify their roster with some solid moves this offseason and keep ace righty Zack Greinke. Things haven't gone ...