The Lost Art of the Start

Major League Baseball once again made history while no one noticed. The Houston Astros had a no-hitter the other night!  In the Game Four of the World Series no less! And we barely celebrated.  Womp womp! There are a few Continue reading The Lost Art of the Start

Three strikes and you’re out… of home games: The inequity of Major League Baseball’s new but not improved post-season format

The Tampa Bay Rays post-season came and went.  If you blinked, you missed it. For their efforts, a fairly successful regular season in which they went 86-76, the Rays earned a wild card berth, just not a prime-time game (small Continue reading Three strikes and you’re out… of home games: The inequity of Major League Baseball’s new but not improved post-season format

Book Review: Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever by Dan Good

The best book I’ve read about baseball’s steroid era was Jose Canseco’s “Vindicated,” his follow up to the ground-breaking, tell-all tale “Juiced.”  After all, who better to write a book about steroids than the man most associated with them? The Continue reading Book Review: Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever by Dan Good

Book Review: Stolen Dreams by Chris Lamb

Some stories need to be told lest they be forgotten with time. Such is the story of a group of South Carolina Little Leaguers who, in the mid-1950s, wanted nothing more than to play baseball, yet were denied that opportunity. Continue reading Book Review: Stolen Dreams by Chris Lamb

Chumpservations, Vol. 41: Asterisks and capital punishment

My favorite Peanuts character was, and has always been, Linus.  Sure, Snoopy was the coolest, Schroeder landed the ladies (even though he was more interested in Beethoven), and Charlie Brown, well, he was nobody’s favorite character.  That’s the whole gist Continue reading Chumpservations, Vol. 41: Asterisks and capital punishment

Sights and Sounds from a Record-Setting ALDS Game One

Baseball’s been around since the mid-1800s so it’s rare that you get to see a feat that’s never been done before.  It’s even more rare when you get to see that happen in person. The Boston Red Sox had just Continue reading Sights and Sounds from a Record-Setting ALDS Game One

Point-Counterpoint: The Madison Bumgarner “No-Hitter” by J-Dub and SportsChump

Yet another episode of Point-Counterpoint as brought to you by Twin brothers from another mother, both born on the 13th of July. Introduction by SportsChump: Oh, Major League Baseball, how you disappoint me. Let me count the ways. What’s most Continue reading Point-Counterpoint: The Madison Bumgarner “No-Hitter” by J-Dub and SportsChump

Book Review: The Stats Game by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick

The Stats Game, written by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick, begins as if written by two angry old men, which is ironic considering the authors are far from it.  In fact, the whiz kids are still teenagers.  It doesn’t take long, Continue reading Book Review: The Stats Game by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick