The deck has been shuffled, moving Winnipeg, Manitoba, ahead of 2012 newcomer Sugar Land, TX and Kansas City, KS has jumped two spots to third, but the same five teams that led Independent Baseball in per-opening attendance one year ago remain the same past the halfway mark in the ’13 season. Winnipeg, pacing four American […]
Perhaps the Hot Stove season does not commence until after the World Series. Or maybe it adds fuel to the fire. Either way there are instructive failures from last year to consider. There were Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth–just two of the biggest disappointments among the 2011 free agent class. Then at the summit is […]
“Jews and Baseball, An American Love Story” is a new documentary film written by long-time and Pulitzer prize-winningÂ New York Times sports writer, Ira Berkow, and directed by Peter Miller. Â It was featured Sunday night to a packed house at the American Film Institute theater in Silver Spring, MD. It is not just any movie house, […]
Mike Rizzo traded Matt Capps and Cristian Guzman for prospects and kept Adam Dunn. Â His team and his fans are both happy and the team is playing hungry again. Â Andy MacPhail failed to move Luke Scott or Ty Wiggington but hired Buck Showalter to make sense of it all. Â Still, something in Baltimore just doesn’t […]
Itâ€™s a known fact that attendance at the Toronto Blue Jaysâ€™ home games has been dwindling for some years, even more so in the last couple of years. Many reasons have been brought up to try to explain the situation but one thing is clear: lots of fans have lost any hope of watching a […]
It is on the diamond where all of the outward attention is being focused these days around the Atlantic League, especially with all eight teams in action and shaping their rosters toward Opening Night just nine days from now.Â Yes, the April 22 openers are that close.
The Cardinals seem to have righted the ship and are moving in a positive direction, winning both games of the weekend. Â Before we talk about that, though, let’s discuss the topic making the rounds: Buster Olney’s report of a Albert Pujols/Ryan Howard trade. First off, the Olney report is probably accurate, because when you read […]