Book Review: Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball by Keith O’Brien

Few athletes in the history of sport have been as controversial as Pete Rose.  Never has a conversation taken place between sports fans that hasn’t included the obligatory question: “Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?”  His is Continue reading Book Review: Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball by Keith O’Brien

Pete Rose’s third strike

One of the greatest sports arguments of all-time has finally been resolved. I’m not quite sure how many times I’ve written about Pete Rose in the past but this may be the last time I ever do. As you all Continue reading Pete Rose’s third strike

Book Review: You Can’t Make This Up by Al Michaels and L. Jon Wertheim

Dominique Wilkins recently told of his early days in the NBA and the first time he had to play against Larry Bird.  Laughing as he reminisced, ‘Nique said the trash-talking that came out of Bird was like nothing he had Continue reading Book Review: You Can’t Make This Up by Al Michaels and L. Jon Wertheim

A Jonathan Villar-Brandon Phillips inspired caption contest

The other night in Houston, one man put his face in the butt of another and didn’t even have the decency to do it in the privacy of his own home.  This time around, there were 25,000 fans there to Continue reading A Jonathan Villar-Brandon Phillips inspired caption contest

Chumpservations, Vol. 17: Aroldis Chapman, Troy Polamalu, Yankees-Rays and the persecution of Roger Clemens

The Reds think fast Have you heard about the pitcher the Cincinnati Reds called up from their farm system?  His fastball has been clocked at 105 miles per hour.  That’s fast, people. 

National League Hit Leaders by Team: My shot at redemption

As I mentioned in part one of our all-time hit leaders trivia contest, I had a significantly easier time naming the greatest hitters of the 16 National League teams than I did with the American League.

“Things We’ll Never See” Caption Contest — WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!

 The winning submission for each caption will receive their name up in lights along with fabulous SportsChump.Net prizes…. to be named later.   

Bud Selig makes All-Star Game matter

  Next week marks the mid-point of the major league baseball season, to be celebrated on Tuesday with the 80th annual All-Star Game in all its regalia.   Traditionally, baseball’s All-Star Game was strictly an exhibition game between the most Continue reading Bud Selig makes All-Star Game matter