Delving into my love/hate relationship with the New York Mets

A strange thing happened on the way to growing up.  And it happened on October 25, 1986. It may not have been my first real heartbreak but it sure as hell stung like it. But we have to go farther Continue reading

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

Initial Thoughts on the 2014 MLB Playoffs

Stat Of The Day No sport has bastardized the use of the statistic more than Major League Baseball. Here’s proof. Headed into the bottom of the fourth inning of Game Two of the ALDS between Detroit and Baltimore, Victor Martinez 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