2016 in Review – Baltimore Orioles

During the off season I wanted to have a look at the highs and lows of each individual major league team, and offer a forward glance of what the 2017 season might offer. This will be done alphabetically and by division, with an AL and NL team featured each week. 2016 Baltimore Orioles Payroll: $150,208,782.00…

Linked – Week Ending Nov 27

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Think you know batting stance? Cut4 is going to quiz you on it! (I got 48% and am suitably shamed) Former San Fransisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito just release a music video for his country song “Secret to Life” and while the video is a…

Give Thanks for Baseball

Thanksgiving is many things for many people. For me, it was in October, because I’m Canadian, so right today is just a typical Thursday in my world. But I know so many Americans, especially because of my connection to the baseball world, that it’s impossible to ignore the meaning of the day. Thanksgiving is more…

Linked – Week Ending Nov 20

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Trevor Bauer was utterly enchanting as he assisted a Twitter fan with her math homework. Also proved he’d hella smart (which showed again later in the week when he argued that players DO use sabermetrics and stats when researching opponents.) Bauer is fast becoming one…

Review: Pitch – “Wear It”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch. Pitch changed things up a bit this week, narrowing the focus on Ginny’s struggle with her sudden fame, rather than her interactions with the team. The flashback scenes as well were from the same week as the bulk of the episode. Ginny, it…

Review: Pitch – “Alfonzo Guzman-Chavez”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch. I’ll give Pitch this, they certainly know about the ebbs and flows of the real baseball season. Following the All-Star Break (early July), this episode is all about the trade deadline (July 31). Everyone in the Padres clubhouse is on pins and needles leading…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 30

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. The incredible true story of a young baseball prospect who became a hit man for the mob. How historic is the Cubs/Cleveland match up? Well a whole lot of fans weren’t alive the last time either club won a World Series. Sports Illustrated imagines how social…