Getting To Know Baseball’s Best Team

It’s time we started to take notice of the Pittsburgh Pirates. I will be the first to admit that I have been fading my expectations for this team. That’s only natural after having witnessed 20 consecutive losing seasons and an Continue reading Getting To Know Baseball’s Best Team

Mariners To Fly Gay Pride Flag In Historic Move

Sunday should be a proud day for Major League Baseball. In a show of support for the Seattle community, the Mariners will be flying the rainbow gay pride flag at Safeco Field during Sunday’s game with the Chicago Cubs. Per Continue reading Mariners To Fly Gay Pride Flag In Historic Move

W2W4 June 26, 2013 – Reyes Returns

The Blue Jays have activated All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes from the 60-day disabled list and have penciled him in to the leadoff spot for this afternoon’s game against the Rays. Reyes had been sidelined for 66 games after severely spraining Continue reading W2W4 June 26, 2013 – Reyes Returns

Cashman To A-Rod: Shut The [Bleep] Up

Boy, that didn’t take long. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez just recently joined Twitter, and already social media has gotten him into trouble with his organization. On Tuesday afternoon, A-Rod provided the following update on his status (he’s been out Continue reading Cashman To A-Rod: Shut The [Bleep] Up

Munenori Kawasaki: My New Favorite Player

I am an unashamed, die hard fan of the Cincinnati Reds. I wear it on my sleeve, and I know it often comes through here on the blog. But as of today, my favorite major league player doesn’t wear red. Continue reading Munenori Kawasaki: My New Favorite Player

Predicting Which Unbeaten Pitcher Will Lose First

Three unbeatens remain. At least heading into today’s action. The Tigers’ Max Scherzer (10-0), the Diamondbacks’ Patrick Corbin (9-0) and the Red Sox’s Clay Buchholz (9-0) are the last starters in the majors who have yet to take a decision Continue reading Predicting Which Unbeaten Pitcher Will Lose First

The Sausage Race Is Turning 20

Mascot races have become a staple at several major league ballparks, both on the field and on jumbo-trons. The original of the on-field mascot races turns 20 this year – the Klement’s Sausage Race featured at Milwaukee Brewers home games. Continue reading The Sausage Race Is Turning 20

Recapping Oswalt’s Rockies Debut

He didn’t get the win, but in his Rockies debut last night Roy Oswalt showed that he is healthy, strong and could potentially become the rotational anchor that Colorado has been searching for all season. Let’s go ahead and get Continue reading Recapping Oswalt’s Rockies Debut

Roy Oswalt Being Called Up For The Rockies

Troy E. Renck  of the Denver Post is reporting that Roy Oswalt is being called up from the minors and will get the start for the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. To make room for the move, it looks like the Continue reading Roy Oswalt Being Called Up For The Rockies

Phillies Trade Rumors Are Premature

Every year as June turns toward July, trade rumors begin to fly. That’s because it’s at this point in the season that organizations begin their self evaluation to determine if they will be buyers or sellers by the July 31st Continue reading Phillies Trade Rumors Are Premature

W2W4 June 18, 2013 – Debuts, Debuts, Debuts

Today’s What To Watch For is a trifecta of games that features a double-headed and a continuance of the prospect promotion trend we have been seeing a ton of this season. New York Mets at Atlanta Braves – 1:10 pm Continue reading W2W4 June 18, 2013 – Debuts, Debuts, Debuts

A’s, Mariners Flee Raw Sewage After Sunday’s Game

Has a stronger case been made for a team in need of a new stadium? Athletics and Mariners players alike were forced to flee their respective locker rooms after Sunday’s game when the clubhouse level of the O.co Coliseum in Continue reading A’s, Mariners Flee Raw Sewage After Sunday’s Game

Jeff Baker’s Thumb Sprain Most Recent In Slew Of Wacky MLB Injuries

What’s the deal with baseball and wacky injuries? Jeff Baker is the most recent victim on a growing list of bizarre baseball injuries. The Texas Ranger is day to day with a sprained thumb caused by an over-the-top high five. Continue reading Jeff Baker’s Thumb Sprain Most Recent In Slew Of Wacky MLB Injuries

ARI-LAD Brawl Fallout: 8 Suspensions and 12 Fines

The gavel has fallen. In total, eight players were suspended and twelve fined for their involvement in the Tuesday night’s Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl, and the events leading up to that incident. As expected, Arizona starter Ian Kennedy received the harshest penalty Continue reading ARI-LAD Brawl Fallout: 8 Suspensions and 12 Fines

Suspensions From Dodgers-Diamondbacks Brawl Coming Today

Suspensions from Tuesday’s benches-clearing brawl between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are finally expected to be announced some time today. In case you missed it, the brawl was sparked by two old-school managers trying to self-police a division game. It all Continue reading Suspensions From Dodgers-Diamondbacks Brawl Coming Today

Ross Ohlendorf Keeping It Old School

Ross Ohlendorf made his debut for the Washington Nationals last night, and he pitched a fantastic ball game. Ohlendorf tossed six complete innings, giving up just two hits and one run in his first start of the season – a Continue reading Ross Ohlendorf Keeping It Old School

2014 Season Opener To Be Played In Australia

The globalization of the game continues. Major League Baseball announced that it will open it’s 2014 season in Australia when the Dodgers square off against the Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It’s an effort that’s being made by all Continue reading 2014 Season Opener To Be Played In Australia

Pair of New Yorkers Named HR Derby Captains

Major League Baseball sure knows how to play to the home crowd. A pair of local boys will be captaining the competing AL and NL squads in this year’s Home Run Derby, taking place as part of the All Star Continue reading Pair of New Yorkers Named HR Derby Captains

How Twitter Led to Ian Stewart’s Suspension

Social media has dramatically changed the modern sports landscape. Nothing illustrates that notion more than Ian Stewart’s recent suspension – a result of a rant unleashed by the third baseman who has been playing with the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate in Continue reading How Twitter Led to Ian Stewart’s Suspension

W2W4 June 11, 2013 – Another Day, Another Debut

San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates – 7:05 (ET) It feels like there have already been more early-season, highly-touted rookie debuts this year than I can ever remember. The trend continues Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The Pirates have called up top Continue reading W2W4 June 11, 2013 – Another Day, Another Debut

McCarthy Suffers Seizure, But Appears To Be OK

Scary news broke last night when it was learned that Brandon McCarthy suffered a seizure while at a restaurant with his wife last night. Thankfully, it appears that McCarthy is okay. After an overnight stay at the Mayo Clinic in Continue reading McCarthy Suffers Seizure, But Appears To Be OK

Another Puig Highlight Play

You know you’re performing well when a 2-for-4 day at the plate seems a tad bit disappointing. But that just goes to show how spectacular the debut of Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been this week. In last night’s 2-1 Continue reading Another Puig Highlight Play

W2W4 June 9, 2013 – Cards vs. Reds Series Rubber Match

St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds – 8:05 (ET) Cardinals-Reds is currently the best baseball rivalry in the Midwest. In case you need a refresher, here’s video proof. Once again, these two teams are locked in a race for first Continue reading W2W4 June 9, 2013 – Cards vs. Reds Series Rubber Match

The Legend of Puig Grows with Last Night’s Grand Slam

First, it was a two-hit performance with a game-ending outfield-assist featuring double play. Then it was a two-home run game. Last night, Dodgers call-up Yasiel Puig did just about the only thing that could top those previous performances by blasting Continue reading The Legend of Puig Grows with Last Night’s Grand Slam