Category Archives: MLB

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 […]

Top nine reasons ESPN fired Curt Schilling
April 21, 2016

Baseball analyst Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN yesterday.  It wasn’t for his political beliefs, but because he so loudly and compellingly proclaimed them. People will say that ESPN pulled the trigger because they are liberals enforcing an agenda against Schilling’s conservative beliefs.  It wasn’t. The reasons for firing Schilling were entirely pragmatic.  You might […]

Indy’s Morning Sports List – Top 10 necessary corrections of racism in sports
January 18, 2016

I’m a white guy from one of the whitest areas on the planet.  The village of 5,000 where I grew up north of Chicago boasted exactly zero blacks.  None.  To say I am not an expert in the area of the challenges blacks face in succeeding in this country is a grotesque understatement.  But I try […]

Chicago Cubs – Opportunity lost and a future that might bring banners
October 22, 2015

by Kent Sterling Overmatched and underprepared. That’s the epitaph for the Chicago Cubs the day after one of the weakest showings in the history of postseason baseball. Regurgitating the obvious – anemic offense and defensive ineptitude – serves no purpose.  There was no ‘what if’ moment during the first four-game sweep of the Cubs since Lou […]

Cubs fans hopes reignited, but not without an emotional fight
October 7, 2015

by Kent Sterling Baseball fans backing the 29 teams that do not call Wrigley Field home loathe hearing about the 106-year championship drought, the unique level of suffering it causes, and the many ways Cubs fans are different from them. I was accosted by an Expos fan at Indiana University in 1984 while wearing a […]