2014 World Series Preview

The two participants in the 2014 World Series are wild card teams.  Both of those teams did not win over 90 games in the regular season – the first time it has happened in World Series history.  One of those teams made its first appearance in the playoffs in almost 30 years. In short, this…

A VERY Late 2014 MLB Playoff Preview: ALDS and NLDS

Yeah I know I’m late as hell with this Major League Baseball playoff series, so sue me.  I’m a slacker and dammit I’m proud of it. That said, I love the fact that the American League Divisional Series are matchups featuring experience (Tigers and Angels) vs. youth (Orioles and Royals).  And how cool is it…

Athletics and Tigers Big Winners of MLB Trades

It’s that time of year again in Major League Baseball. Teams are entering the stretch runs of their respective pennant races.  Some are winning their divisions, while others are either pushing their division leaders or contending for a wild-card spot.  But for every successful team, there are many more that frankly suck. Whether those teams…

MLB Mid-Season Checkpoint…

How about that All-Star Game last night?  By that I mean, how about Major League Baseball and Fox forgetting to honor the late Tony Gwynn during that Derek Jeter love-fest last night? Be that as it may, the first half of the 2014 MLB regular season had a few surprises (Milwaukee in first place, defending…

2014 Major League Baseball Preview

The 2014 Major League Baseball season is only five days away. There are a lot of storylines heading into the season.  Will the Red Sox repeat?  Will the Yankees and Nationals bounce back?  Will the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig become a star and not a headcase?  Will the Pirates take the next step?  All of those…

2013 World Series Preview

The 2013 Major League Baseball season is about to come to a close (cue the sadness for most of us). Fortunately for us, the World Series is giving us perhaps the best matchup we have seen in quite some time.  The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals were the best teams in the American and…

2013 MLB Playoff Preview: League Championship Series

American League Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers.  The Tigers, led by stud Justin Verlander, beat the Oakland A’s in last night’s Game 5.  The Tigers’ offense scored the runs it had to, and Verlander was on fire – a dangerous combination for the remaining teams in the playoffs.  Unfortunately, Detroit won’t be able to send…