Changes to the MLB

By Jared Serre aka jaredthe79

Baseball is a great game. From powerhouses like the entire lifespan New York Yankees with twenty-seven championships to turn around teams such as the 2013 Boston Red Sox after a sixty-nine win campaign in 2012. The sport is a great getaway from the stresses of daily life. But the problem is that the sport has some major issues that need to be worked out. One of these problems is the whole instant replay ordeal. It was recently okayed by the owners, but why wasn’t this in effect before? Instant replay was available in most major sports More >

Get Them While They’re Young

By Pat Murphy aka yankeesfan1324

What do Mike Leake and Xavier Nady have in common?

Mike Leake and Xavier Nady are the only 2 players who have had their MLB debut in the past 15 years to go straight to the MLB without playing in the MiLB or international professional teams. Mike Leake also played in the Arizona Fall League, which is usually around a AA or AAA level, and Xavier Nady only played in 1 game in the MLB before being sent down to AAA.

Why is this important? Sure, if you ever are asked this on a game show you can More >

The Soon to Be Hall of Shame

By Austin Hackenberg akaJimmbob82

In today’s society, people are looking for ways to get around the system of hard work and sacrifice. This ever increasing trend has even carried over into the world of professional sports. The main culprits of this trend: Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) and laziness. PEDs have been in the spotlight of professional sports in the recent years, and have dominated all sports news stations in the recent half year. Although PEDs are mostly known for their use in Major League Baseball, players in other major league sports also have been known to use them.

The Hall of Fame More >

Anyone Trading a Mickey Mantle RC for……

By James Friedman aka JFried1029

I need to begin by saying that when I was a kid, my family never had a dog. I suppose this was largely due to my brother’s allergies, but I don’t think this was necessarily the only reason. I don’t think my parents were big into pets.

My first wife was a big dog lover, but she realized that my obsessive-compulsiveness would never allow me to have dogs in the house and be at peace.

When I married my second wife, the kids wanted dogs and we went through four who either died, ran off, or were given More >

MLB Changes

By Richard Heaton aka Zanderlex

It is true that baseball is America’s pastime and has been around for well over a hundred years, but there are still quite a few changes that could better influence the MLB as a whole. For example, every few years, the world comes together to take part in the World Baseball Classic (“WBC”). The WBC is a tradition that has been going on for the past eight years and seems to be growing. However, the WBC does seem to be imposing a few challenges on MLB.

One of these challenges is that the WBC takes place during More >

A Voice in Support of the Quiet Man: Why Isn’t Gil Hodges a Hall of Famer?

By Pedro Maicazo aka metsmagic18

Gil Hodges is a revered player and manager who led the New York Mets to a World Series title, and the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers to numerous pennants and titles. He was beloved by fans and teammates, and was known as “The Quiet Man” for his gentle demeanor on and off the field. Despite all this, he is one of the greatest players not to enter the Hall of Fame. This has always troubled me, but now I’m really going to look into the possible reasons why he has been kept out.

Statistician, author, and former More >