Book Review: The Pine Tar Game by Filip Bondy

“The bat handle, for not more than 18 inches from its end, may be covered or treated with any material or substance to improve the grip.  Any such material, including pine tar, which extends past the 18-inch limitation, in the Continue reading

Delving into the hypothetical: George Brett, pine tar and a road trip to the 21st century

So the Kansas City Royals have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 1985.  That’s quite the post-season drought.  Heck, even the Cubs, Mets and Indians have experienced October since then. This might be news to those of Continue reading

Hey, now. You’re an All-Star. So What?

The mid-summer classic came and went last week with the sounds of crickets chirping loudly in the background.

American League All-Time Hits Leaders by Team Trivia Contest

I was watching the Rays-Rangers game the other night when I heard an interesting statistic. As Michael Young stepped to the plate for the first time, the local announcers referred to him as the Texas Rangers’ all-time hits leader.  Really?  Continue reading