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In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”

In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”
April 21, 2014 4 Comments »

On Easter Sunday, Carlos Gomez drew the wrath of Pirates’ pitcher Gerrit Cole after performing a bat-flip of dramatic proportions. Cole felt he was being shown up, Gomez sees it as a form of expression. Who’s correct? Is there a ... Read More »

Maddux leads Class of 2014: Baseball Hall of Fame results

Maddux leads Class of 2014: Baseball Hall of Fame results
January 8, 2014 No Comments »

Get ready Cooperstown, Mad Dog is coming to town! Former pitcher Greg Maddux leads the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class, having earned huge support in his first year on the ballot, though 16 voters failed to name him on ... Read More »

Mad Dog and Big Hurt: How the 2014 Hall of Fame vote will turn out

Mad Dog and Big Hurt: How the 2014 Hall of Fame vote will turn out
January 5, 2014 No Comments »

This Wednesday afternoon we’ll learn who will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the baseball writers. As I did last year, I will try to predict the final outcome. Last year we got the “Big Six” ... Read More »

How to upgrade the Baseball Hall of Fame election process

How to upgrade the Baseball Hall of Fame election process
January 11, 2013 No Comments »

There’s no shortage of outrage over the recent Baseball Hall of Fame election. Some are upset that their favorite candidate didn’t get in, some are outraged that the “steroid guys” got too many votes, some that they got too few. ... Read More »

2013 Baseball Hall of Fame election results

2013 Baseball Hall of Fame election results
January 9, 2013 2 Comments »

The voters have spoken. In one of the most anticipated elections in the history of the Baseball Hall of Fame, no one was elected. This is only the 8th time that no player was elected by the baseball writers. Here ... Read More »

The Big Six and Leftovers: How the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot results will look

The Big Six and Leftovers: How the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot results will look
December 17, 2012 5 Comments »

Early in January, the results of the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting will be announced, in what should prove to be the most anticipated and talked-about election results in the history of that institution. The reason the results will ... Read More »

Who’s the hottest player in major league baseball?

Who’s the hottest player in major league baseball?
December 6, 2012 No Comments »

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? Well, the Louisville Slugger Museum wants you to behold the hotties of baseball in a new exhibit and fan poll. The Museum has opened a new exhibit titled Baseball Hotties: Studs ... Read More »

Marvin Miller’s impact on baseball should be honored in Cooperstown

Marvin Miller’s impact on baseball should be honored in Cooperstown
November 28, 2012 No Comments »

No less a respected baseball observer than Red Barber once wrote that “Marvin Miller, along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, is one of the three most important men in baseball history.” If that’s true, and an examination of the ... Read More »

Tony Pena still making his mother proud

Tony Pena still making his mother proud
October 31, 2012 No Comments »

When Tony Pena was a boy growing up in the Dominican Republic, playing baseball for money was a pipe dream. It was the stuff of fantasy. Tony was naive enough to entertain that fantasy, dreaming of being like Manny Sanguillen ... Read More »

Andy Dirks can deliver his second championship-winning hit of the season

Andy Dirks can deliver his second championship-winning hit of the season
October 24, 2012 No Comments »

If the Detroit Tigers win the World Series it will be the second time that Andy Dirks has been in the winner’s circle in the last 8 months. While most major league ballplayers were taking it easy last off-season, Dirks ... Read More »