Front Office Theology

San Diego is the Jeckyll/Hyde team of the NL West. They just can ‘t figure out who they are and where they want to go as a franchise. In 2015, they were all in for a giant run toward the postseason adding veterans and payroll. It didn’t work the way the front office as the […]

In honor of Black History month, the first black player for each team

February is Black History Month and while I’m confident that everyone knows that Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier* for the Brooklyn Dodgers, I’m less than confident that fans are aware of the brave players who broke through for baseball’s other teams. As we honor Monte Irvin‘s 96th birthday today: Here is a list of […]

Peter Gammons: The Power of Continuity and Stability

ST. LOUIS—The last time neither the Cardinals or the Giants were playing in the NLCS was 2009, when the Phillies beat the Dodgers and went on to help the Yankees open the new Stadium. That was, in many ways, a time when the road opened lanes and started drifting across the plains after an era […]

Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner dies at 91

Baseball is mourning the loss of the great Pittsburgh Pirates slugger and original Mets announcer Ralph Kiner. In 1946, Kiner joined the Pittsburgh Pirates and won the NL homer title with 23 his rookie season. He led or tied for the lead in homers the next six seasons (1946-52) with 51, 40, 54, 47, 42 […]