Are the Yankees an underdog team?

Once upon a time I said the best World Series match up I could imagine would be the Houston Astros vs. the Chicago Cubs. This was before the Cubs ended their 108 year championship drought. It was when the Astros still lingered at the bottom of the AL West. These were two underdog teams, and…

The Anguish of the Trade Deadline

As a sportswriter, I exist in two different worlds. There is a part of me that needs to remain objective, to not get emotionally involved, so that I’m able to write about deals, slumps, winning-streaks and more with a detached voice. There’s also a part of me that is a fan, and loves a team,…

An update: Yes, I’m still here

Wow, been a while! I know when a blog lapses into silence so long it’s usually a sign the writer has abandoned ship, but that’s not the case. In the last few months I’ve taken on some new challenges that have eaten up a fair bit of my time, but are also incredible opportunities. I’m…

Let’s talk about Roberto Osuna

Let’s talk about mental health. I bet a bunch of you just cringed, or felt your pulse skip. I bet you would rather do just about anything besides talk about mental health, but too bad, because that’s what we’re here for. Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna announced he would be unavailable for today’s game…

Linked – Friday May 5

The big story to start the week was Adam Jones having racial slurs (and food) hurled at him at Fenway. It’s the kind of story we shouldn’t see at all in 2017, but unfortunately continues to be a reality. Peter Gammons talks sports journalism and the Cubs. Minda Haas Kuhlmann has a great breakdown on…

“Pitch” was a one season gift

After a long period of uncertainty, the official word came down this week that Fox would not be renewing “Pitch” for a second season. This seemed like an inevitable conclusion after the series failed to maintain its initial viewership, did not get picked up for extra season one episodes, and was left in limbo for…

Linked – Sunday April 2

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. 538 has a very mathy chart predicting the Cubs as the most likely candidate to win the 2017 World Series. This piece by Michael Lananna about the life of pitching prospect Donny Everett is moving and beautifully written. Sports Illustrated featured unusual pitcher Sidd Finch…

Sports Crate is a baseball fan’s dream come true

Have you ever watched one of those Loot Crate or Fun Fit Fab unboxing videos online and thought “yeah, that’s fun, but there’s nothing in there I’d want”? The idea of subscription boxes are enticing: once a month a curated collection of goodies arrives at your doorstep and you get the pleasure of a mini-Christmas…

Linked – Friday March 24

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. A Redditor decided to go right to the source and ask major league teams why he should become a fan. The teams who responded really nailed it. Grant Brisbee live-blogged the final game of the World Baseball Classic and it was everything I could have…

Linked – Friday March 17

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Grant Brisbee isn’t good at baseball, but neither is Tim Tebow. Ryan Braun isn’t a popular guy after saying big leaguers “don’t get paid by the hour.” David Ross will be dancing to a familiar tune this season on Dancing with the Stars. Prepare to…

Linked – Friday March 10

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. A McCovey Chronicle, Grant Brisbee looks at the history of the Giants lucky number seven.  As if even-year nonsense wasn’t enough. Missing Pitch? Well meet five ladies who might make some real noise in the baseball world. Stacey May Fowles talks about the MLB’s misuse of star…

Linked – Friday March 3

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Josh Hamilton goes under the knife for the 11th time. Still plans to play… for now. Speaking of injuries, Max Scherzer isn’t letting his slow him down. Hey, we’re on a roll with guys getting hurt, so here’s Grant Brisbee’s take on the David Price…