Baseball Thoughts

I Love This Game

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
I Love This Game

The smell of fresh cut grass on a summer day is still one of my favorite smells in the world. That smell has the ability to draw memories that are buried deep in my subconscious mind, like a super powered magnet draws a needle from a haystack. Anyone who’s played this great game of baseball […]

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Thoughts On This Season’s Rule Changes

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On This Season’s Rule Changes

Two notable rule changes will take place this season. One will be that translators are now allowed to come with coaches during mound visits. The other will be the banishment of the fake-to-first, throw-to-third move. I want to analyze both, but before I do it’s important to be cognizant of the sensitivity surrounding the former. […]

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Reign Delay?

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Reign Delay?

As I was driving home the other night, I was listening to Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on the MLB Network Radio channel on XM. They were discussing with Jill Painter, the L.A. Daily News sports columnist, the Baseball Hall of Fame vote which took place Wednesday. This is the same Jill Painter, member of […]

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Fixing The Hall In Three Easy Steps

An article by posted on January 12, 2013 0 Comments
Fixing The Hall In Three Easy Steps

It seems like whenever a process that has worked for years has a fluke year, everybody wants to change the system. The problem with the Hall of Fame is not the fact nobody got in this year, it’s the fact the writers are not given a clear criteria with simple guidelines. The people who vote […]

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MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

An article by posted on January 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

Somewhere along the line baseball became more than just a game. Once upon a time, baseball was a simple game. The goal is to score more runs than your opponent. Each team is given 27 outs to score as many runs as they can. In order to score runs, a team’s players have to get […]

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Disappointed In Hall Balloting; Biggio Snubbed

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
Disappointed In Hall Balloting; Biggio Snubbed

I am not surprised at the voting numbers for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, but I am stunned at there being a total shutout and disappointed at the reasoning of some writers. For just the second time in four decades none of the candidates were elected, and that is wrong. Craig Biggio, who […]

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A Bad Taste In My Mouth

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
A Bad Taste In My Mouth

Contrary to the ideas put out there by Ken Rosenthal, I did have an issue with the way things went down yesterday. In my eyes, anyone who did not have an issue with the shutout yesterday is blissfully ignorant. Rosenthal will not even catch wind of what I say though – I am a non-voter, […]

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Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

Well, now here’s a sign the apocalypse is upon us. Pete Rose, baseball’s career-hits leader, is about to host a new reality series. The cameras will follow around Pete and his wife, former TV exercise queen Kiana Kim, to capture the daily doings of the every day couple. It should be as real as the Kardashians […]

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Turning the Hall of Fame Election Into A Witch Hunt

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments

This week, I’m expecting to reach my boiling point when it comes to the Hall of Fame and those who vote for it. I’m expecting to see Mike Piazza fall shy of the necessary votes to enter the Hall of Fame, and in my mind – that is a crime against baseball and the fans […]

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2013 Hall of Fame: It Doesn’t Look Good For Mike Piazza

An article by posted on January 5, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Hall of Fame: It Doesn’t Look Good For Mike Piazza

Yesterday, Clayton did a nice job digging up as many Hall of Fame ballots as he could to put together a sneak preview of what we could expect on Wednesday when the BBWAA will announce who will be inducted into Cooperstown. With about 12% of all the ballots in, it looks like Mike Piazza will […]

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