By J.R. Lebert aka jelebert
Does Matt Kemp have a chance at the Triple Crown?
*NOTE: As of the time of writing this article, Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers had played 20 games. Kemp was leading the NL in batting average at .452, home runs with 10, and was second, by one, in RBI’s, with 23.
The Triple Crown. For baseball diehards, historians, and even casual fans of the game, it’s the pinnacle of individual offensive achievement in a single season. Leading your respective league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. Not since Carl Yazstremski in 1967 has More >
By Michael Reuben aka mreuben
Because it’s not one of the major companies, Tristar doesn’t get enough credit for its Obak sets. Far from the most attractive set, it does what amateur historians of sports want to see. While the major companies, Topps, Panini and Upper Deck, allow us to look to the present to see the best and the brightest of our day, Obak baseball offers us two views – to our distant and interesting past and to the bright potential of our future. Where else can you pull a pack that has both Josh Gibson and Mike Trout, back More >
By Ryan Warren aka Sportsfanatic10
Going into the 2012 season most Chicago White Sox fans have little hope of a World Series victory. Detroit has Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Justin Verlander. Minnesota has Joe Mauer, Cleveland has Asdrubal Cabrera and Ubaldo Jimenez and Kansas City has the next great thing Eric Hosmer. That just leaves Chicago, and well they have Philip Humber. Philip Humber was a highly touted prospect born and raised in Texas. Where he attended Carthage High School and he was drafted in the 2001 MLB draft in the 29th round by the New York Yankees (who at More >
By Noah Carter aka SappeltMan17
Everyone has that old minor league stadium near them. You Know, the one with the grandstands that aren’t ever full and of course the giant 5×10 aluminium signs advertising ” Dave’s Used Car World “. The stadiums in the downtown city or the seemingly wide open cow pastures in the middle of the mid west. These are the places where in July you can find teenagers making memories that they won’t ever forget and in September you can find some of the best baseball in the country. To the general public these fields are considered to More >
By Thomas Drinan aka white_rabbit
Good afternoon, while some of you look familiar to me, the majority do not. So for those who do not know me I was my father’s oldest son. Those of you familiar with the two of us would more than likely describe our relationship as frustrating or even distant. Then again, those of you who are or have eldest born sons, may say our relationship was fairly normal. While that may have been true most of the time, today I want to share a story from my childhood with you which better describes how I choose More >
By D Tursky aka bigpapi4153
While most of us were lost in deep sleep and hopeful dreaming of our favorite baseball team’s winning this year’s World Series last Tuesday night, (unless you stayed up to catch the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics game in Japan that began at 6:10 ET, 3:10 PT) Dodgers owner Frank McCourt picked his successor as the next official owner of the historically famous Los Angeles Dodgers. A group led by Magic Johnson is expected to cross the Ts and dot the Is to complete a $2 billion purchase, shattering the record for the most a sports More >