An Ode to the Best Pitch in Baseball; The Inside Fastball

An Ode to the Inside Fastball Oh inside fastball, how I adore thee, Effective at a 100, or even 83. Dominant in the hands of Ryan, but also in Moyer's, When done right, the batters become voyeurs.   Oh inside fastball, why has thou been forgotten? Come playoff time, pitchers turns to the ones with [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Baseball|Comments Off on An Ode to the Best Pitch in Baseball; The Inside Fastball

Nothing About Extra Inning Baseball Needs to Change

Extra Inning Baseball Can be Brutal, but is Always Baseball, Always Beautiful On Saturday July 15th, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox played an extra inning baseball game that lasted 16 innings. It seemed like every pitcher had his best stuff and it was just an off night for the bats. Even Doug [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on Nothing About Extra Inning Baseball Needs to Change

Revisiting the Drew Pomeranz/Anderson Espinoza Trade

Halfway Into 2017, the Pomeranz/Espinoza Trade Is Looking Up President of Operations for the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski, made a startling move at the trading deadline last season; acquiring All-Star Drew Pomeranz for top pitching prospect in the organization, Anderson Espinoza. At the time the move was a head scratcher because Pomeranz was a [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on Revisiting the Drew Pomeranz/Anderson Espinoza Trade

Eulogy for a Baseball Play; the Breakup Slide

The Breakup Slide C. 1866-June 23, 2017 Thank you all for coming here today to pay homage to one of the building blocks of good baseball, the Breakup Slide. The Breakup Slide was a noble baseball play. He was said to have been birthed by Bob Addy all the way back in 1866 while part [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on Eulogy for a Baseball Play; the Breakup Slide

Dyson Drops Down a Doozy of a Bunt

Jarrod Dyson's Bunt During Perfect Game Creates Controversy If you have never had the pleasure of watching Jarrod Dyson run around a baseball diamond, take the time to look at this list of his top 10 moments as a Kansas City Royal. The man can flat out fly. Dyson is momentarily once again in the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on Dyson Drops Down a Doozy of a Bunt

The Buster Posey Rule is Dangerous… for Catchers

The Buster Posey Rule Had Led to A Breakdown in Catchers Protecting Themselves On May 25, 2011, the baseball world started its precipitous slide to improve "player safety." The impetus was Buster Posey getting positively bundled on a collision at the plate by Scott Cousins in an extra inning game. Posey broke his leg and [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on The Buster Posey Rule is Dangerous… for Catchers

The Case Against Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw's Career Is Not An All-Time Career... Yet My oh my... Buster Olney has published another big swing and a miss for intellectually honest baseball writers everywhere. Over the weekend Olney came out #HotTake firing with a doozy of an article that included the line, "you can make a strong case that Kershaw is [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on The Case Against Clayton Kershaw

Understanding the Bean Ball in Baseball

To Shun the Bean Ball is to Shun Baseball Itself The act of the bean ball and purpose pitch has come under attack by none other than Buster Olney who is one of the most prominent baseball writers out there today (Peter Gammons also joined the idiot parade with a tweet of epic lunacy). Olney [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Baseball|Comments Off on Understanding the Bean Ball in Baseball

Jackie Robinson’s Actual Legacy

Jackie Robinson Opened Up All the Sports Doors Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier on April 15, 1947. When he was slotted in at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves, Robinson became the first black baseball player since Moses Fleetwood Walker... who played in the 1880s. Although Robinson specifically broke [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Baseball, MLB|Comments Off on Jackie Robinson’s Actual Legacy

Three Biggest Manufactured Moments in Sports

Or... Old Man Yells at Cloud Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns scored 70 points against the Boston Celtics on Friday night becoming just the sixth player in NBA history to reach the 70 point plateau. However, Devin Booker did not deserve 70 points. I get that this take seems like an old man yelling [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Baseball, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL|Comments Off on Three Biggest Manufactured Moments in Sports