Juan Uribe and Being Allergic to Opposite Field Home Runs

Yesterday, the Dodgers walked all over the Braves in Game 3 of the NLDS. The Braves made it kind of interesting late in the game, but when you lose by seven runs, there aren’t many positives that can be taken away. Well, maybe they played the game the right way. So, Brian McCann is probably […]

Dodgers Break (some) Unwritten Rule by Celebrating a Division Title

Wins have been beaten to death on Twitter by Brian Kenny of MLB Network. Pitcher wins to be precise. And that’s because they are silly. Silly silly silly. Only once this year do I think that a pitcher legitimately deserved to be handed a win, and that was when Clayton Kershaw both pitched a complete […]

CPBL Umpire Grabs Manager by the Throat

So you say that umpires in Major League Baseball are bad, do you? That they are out of control and constantly provoking arguments so that they can get sufficient face time? Well, feast your eyes on this: Even if you are not overly familiar with when or how or why a balk is called, you […]

Hall of Famer, Adam Dunn?

If you are anything like me, you like to spend a lot of time on Baseball-Reference. Some would say: “Too much time.” Those people who qualify as “some” would be my wife. But I disagree. Baseball-Reference is like having a friend. A very smart friend. You need to make time for those friends. And I […]

Dodgers Trade for Michael Young

In an act of either trade savvy or trade insanity, the Dodgers worked out a deal with the Phillies to acquire veteran third baseman, Michael Young. News of the deal was first reported by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal via Twitter around 11 PM last night. The timing of the trade allows Michael Young to be […]

Stop Slipping, Pirates

1992. That was the last time that the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning season. And they were so close last year with a 79-83 record. So painfully close. I imagine that no team has ever planned a parade for simply having a winning season, but I envision that the city of Pittsburgh already has plans […]

Mike Trout and the Word “Historic”

I have this friend. We’ve only known each other for a little more than a year now, but I talk to him with regularity. Sometimes we talk about life, but most of our conversations revolve around baseball, the Angels in particular, but it never stays that way. One way or another, the conversation turns into […]

Running Away With the NL East: The Braves are Doing it With Depth

Prior to the start of the season, the darlings of the National League East were the Washington Nationals.  Far be it for me to fault pundits with that assessment.  The Nationals were coming off of a 97-win season, Bryce Harper would be an everyday figure in the lineup and Stephen Strasburg would finally be released […]

Streaking in LA: Hitting and Pitching on Display

It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Dodgers new, and more competent, ownership is willing to spend whatever it takes to win a championship. They swung one of the biggest trades in Baseball history last year when they got Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto from the Red Sox. Absorbing every penny […]

Deadline Wrap Up: Phillies Stay Put

I love the July, 31st non-waiver trade deadline. The finals 72 hours are filled with neurotic insomnia where Twitter becomes my only friend. My thumb on the other hand, resents how often I use it to refresh Twitter on my phone. But it’s only for a few days. Eventually, the non-finger and I makeup, and […]