Newberg: Baseball, hot dogs, Jeff Malm, and the enduring dreams of the uninvited.

When I heard last week that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey were shutting the circus down once and for all, after having been around three times longer than me, it registered with me that the news didn’t really register with me. I guess I hadn’t really thought about it, maybe ever, but on reflection […]

The Beauty of Imperfection

The following contribution comes from University of Virginia student, Jake Lighter. You can read more from Jake on Baseball Essential.  As the old and quite well worn platitude goes, “Be careful what you wish for.” I am, of course, referring to Major League Baseball’s replay system. A system that has plagued Baseball games with one […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team HR vs. the league average leaders

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game are team by team AL HR leaders vs. the league average. 1) BROWNS/ORIOLES HOMERUNS DIFF PLAYER LEAGUE 1 Eddie Murray 163 343 180 2 Boog […]

Peter Gammons: Can baseball succeed in Florida?

It’s never fair. Tommy John, wrist, shoulder or knee surgery for any player, any athlete, isn’t fair, but Jose Fernandez’s elbow operation took air out of the game every fifth day, out of a franchise desperately needing to establish an identity, one that can hold the attention of one of the sport’s greatest young stars. […]