A Baseball Injustice; Jonathan Lucroy and a Forgotten Fundamental

Jonathan Lucroy Commits the Gravest of Catcher Sins so Jake Marisnick Gets Suspended Baseball is slowly shedding the fundamentals that made it such a fun game to watch for more than a century. First, it was the erosion of the sacrifice bunt. Second, came the sudden disappearance of its cousin, the sacrifice fly. Now we [...]

By |2019-07-13T08:18:00+00:00July 13th, 2019|Baseball, MLB, News|Comments Off on A Baseball Injustice; Jonathan Lucroy and a Forgotten Fundamental

The Refund Game; Fans at Fenway Deserve Their Money Back

The Boston Red Sox Just Played a Refund Game for the Ages; Let's Go Over it in Detail! It was all going so smoothly... until it wasn't. When the Boston Red Sox took on the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on June 23rd, nobody watching from the stands or at home knew they were [...]

By |2019-06-24T15:24:48+00:00June 24th, 2019|Baseball, MLB, News|Comments Off on The Refund Game; Fans at Fenway Deserve Their Money Back

The RBI Is More Important Than Ever

The Red Sox/Twins Marathon Reveals the Importance of the RBI Scoffed at. Derided. Belittled. The RBI is an anachronism in modern-day baseball. Cast aside by the sabermatricians and analytical minds in the front offices of major league baseball organizations. Yet, it still shows up on your standard player bug for every bat. It remains a [...]

By |2019-06-19T11:56:48+00:00June 19th, 2019|Baseball, MLB, News|Comments Off on The RBI Is More Important Than Ever

Why We Get So Angry Over Bad Officiating

*Editor's Note: The First Section is a Rant on the Stanley Cup. The Real Article Begins in the Second Section. Enjoy* Bad Officiating Breaks the Promise Implicit in Sports Nole Acciari was slew-footed. Acciari knew it. Every person watching in person or on television knew it. Hell, even Tyler Bozak knew it. But, the only [...]

By |2019-06-07T16:00:48+00:00June 7th, 2019|General Sports, MLB, NBA, News, NFL, NHL, Soccer|Comments Off on Why We Get So Angry Over Bad Officiating

Sandy Leon is Going Deep!

Or How Sandy Leon Might Pull a "Doug Mirabelli" Back in the early days of the internet, when YouTube did not exist and everyone had an internet friend named "Tom," Red Sox fans were gifted a chance to peer into the supposed day of a Red Sox backup catcher. This "day in the life" tale [...]

By |2019-04-10T16:08:45+00:00April 10th, 2019|Baseball, MLB, News|Comments Off on Sandy Leon is Going Deep!

Opening Day Baseball Memories

Everyone Wins on Opening Day Because Baseball is Back! Tobacco. Opening day is about tobacco. Not chaw, not dip, no pouches or tins, just straight tobacco. Bare fields of tobacco waiting to flourish. That is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of baseball and opening day. Growing up in a [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:30:17+00:00March 28th, 2019|Baseball, MLB, News|Comments Off on Opening Day Baseball Memories

Pop’s Best Sports Moments of 2018

In Honor of Pops; The Sports Moments of 2018 Where I Missed Him the Most This is not one of my normal articles. This is going to be a way-too-deep dive into the sports moments of 2018 where I missed my pops the most (not in sad way mind you--more just, oh man it would [...]

By |2018-12-27T15:42:19+00:00December 27th, 2018|Lifestyle, MLB, News|Comments Off on Pop’s Best Sports Moments of 2018

Appreciating Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia is About to Pull Off Something We Might Not See Again Dustin Pedroia played all of three games in the 2018 season because of complications from a right knee surgery. That surgery was required thanks to a brutal spiking slide from Manny Machado on April 21, 2017 in Baltimore. Machado was well known [...]

By |2018-12-14T12:55:40+00:00December 14th, 2018|MLB, News|Comments Off on Appreciating Dustin Pedroia

The Greatest Worst Outing of All-Time

Time Wakefield & the Greatest Worst Outing in Red Sox History With the Boston Red Sox trying to stave off elimination against the Houston Astros, most Red Sox fans are asking the same question, "why not?" Why not think the Red Sox can rip off three straight to upset the Astros? It is the same [...]

By |2017-10-09T15:02:58+00:00October 9th, 2017|MLB|Comments Off on The Greatest Worst Outing of All-Time

Kershaw Cannot Stay Healthy; Reality in the World of Projections

How Valuable is a No. 1 Starter Who Cannot Stay Healthy? Baseball teams are built with a solid foundation. That solid foundation is the No. 1 starter. If you have a reliable No. 1 starter then you can work your way down the rotation filling holes as needed. Rare is the year when a team [...]

By |2017-07-24T15:49:11+00:00July 24th, 2017|MLB|Comments Off on Kershaw Cannot Stay Healthy; Reality in the World of Projections