Category Archives: MLB

Major League Baseball overreaching in talking about ban on smokeless tobacco
July 17, 2014

by Kent Sterling There is no argument that chewing tobacco is just about as dumb a thing as human beings can do.  It’s highly addictive and causes oral cancer.  Those are two very solid reasons to avoid sticking weeds in your mouth and spitting the disgusting juice. But there is also no argument that people […]

Dunderheaded Chicago Cubs continue to confound with signing of Manny Ramirez
May 27, 2014

by Kent Sterling For a bad team on track to lose nearly 100 games for the fourth season in a row, the Chicago Cubs sure don’t mind inviting criticism in new and creative ways. Cubs president Theo Epstein announced the signing of 41-year old former major leaguer Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract as […]

Chicago Cubs collapse is perfect companion for Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday
April 24, 2014

by Kent Sterling The Cubs 7-5 loss yesterday happened exactly as it should have; exactly as it had to on the day Wrigley Field turned 100. According to the win probability chart at baseball-reference.com, the Cubs had a 97% probability of winning when the top of the ninth inning started with the Cubs holding onto […]

Chicago Cubs have worst day since 1962 as Yankees sweep doubleheader
April 17, 2014

by Kent Sterling On Sunday, April 29, 1962, the San Francisco Giants shutout the Chicago Cubs 7-0 and 6-0 in a doubleheader at Candlestick Park.  Glen Hobbie and Jack Curtis were the losing pitchers that day, and the offense generated three hits in each game.  Future Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Billy Williams each […]