Category Archives: MLB

While NBA, NFL, and MLS prepare to ball, Major League Baseball continues to bicker
June 10, 2020

Baseball is wearing me out through its apparent indifference to fans, but I likely won’t feel a lot better about it when they finally start playing. The MLB Players Association made a counter offer yesterday to the owners counter offer, and so it will go until finally commissioner Rob Manfred orders players back for a 48 […]

Advice from Scott Boras might just kill baseball
May 29, 2020

Nothing good will come from baseball not being played this summer, and nothing good will come from the perception of greed that owners and players project through negotiations that will continue for the next week or two as the 2020 season hangs in the balance. Player agent Scott Boras has made a very handsome living […]

Major League Baseball threatens to jump the shark with complex postseason expansion
February 11, 2020

MLB’s proposed new playoff system is a complicated cash grab from greedy pirates whose thirst for cash is unquenchable. Head pirate Rob Manfred appears to be a man unafraid of change if it nets owners a few bucks.  Sometimes that’s a good thing, sometimes not. File this proposed change to baseball’s playoff system as a big steaming […]

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred a slap hitter when it comes to punishing Astros
January 14, 2020

The Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series by stealing opposing catchers’ signs to pitchers with electronic surveillance. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants to stop cheating, so he took a swing at getting tough.  Weak ground ball the other way. The first rule of correcting behavior is to make the cost of the punishment outweigh the […]

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 […]