Category Archives: MLB

Cheating Astros need to be hammered hard by MLB or what’s the point of having rules
November 13, 2019

The Houston Astros have been accused of cheating by stealing signs electronically during their 2017 championship season by pitcher Mike Fiers and three others who were with the team, according to a post by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich in The Athletic. Stealing signs has been a part of baseball for time immemorial as players studied […]

All-time great guy, ballplayer, and radio host Chris Duncan passes away
September 6, 2019

Chris Duncan died today.  He was a St. Louis Cardinal, a radio host, a son, a husband, and a great guy. He was diagnosed seven years ago with the same brain cancer that claimed his mom.  Not many fight it as long or as well as Dunc did. At the time Dunc learned of the cancer, I […]

Baseball is attacking pace of play on all the wrong fronts
February 9, 2017

Putting MLB rules czar Joe Torre in charge of enhancing baseball fans’ experience watching the game is like putting a plumber in control of the design of a toilet seat. Only users need to be consulted when changes are made for the benefit of the users. Baseball is going to tinker at the low-minor league […]

Chicago Cubs fans – Let’s stay in this magnificent moment as long as we can
November 3, 2016

What do we do now? If the smiles ever fade, Cubs fans are going to have to figure out how to behave without endless references to 1908 and 1945 ringing in our heads. “Wait ’til next year” is gone – replaced by “This year was was everything I dreamed!” When Kris Bryant made the throw to […]

Pitching matchup for tonight’s Game Three at Wrigley gives Cubs serious advantage
October 28, 2016

Let’s overlook all the “first time since 1945” crap.  Been there, done that.  Not relevant to the proceedings tonight. Game three will be decided on the field, not in the hearts of Cubs or Indians fans. No positional matchup will compare in importance to that of the starting pitchers. Kyle Hendricks will deal for the […]