Posts in category "Baseball"

Why I'm Against Baseball Banning Chewing Tobacco

Why I'm Against Baseball Banning Chewing Tobacco
When used as directed chewing tobacco kills. The warnings are right there on the side of the tin. None of the warnings stopped former baseball stars Tony Gwynn or Curt Schilling from dipping throughout their big league careers. Tony Gwynn is considered one of baseball’s greatest hitters. In 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres... Read more »

My Week As A Baseball Writer

My Week As A Baseball Writer
Can you be a middle aged intern? As far as memorable trips it’s hard to top spring training visits to Florida with my good friend T.J. Quinn. At the time T.J. was covering the Mets for the New York Daily News, giving me the perfect excuse for a bachelor trip combining three of my loves:... Read more »

Frank Thomas Is In The Hall Of Fame. Here's 5 Reasons He Never Ruled Chicago Baseball

Frank Thomas Is In The Hall Of Fame. Here's 5 Reasons He Never Ruled Chicago Baseball
Frank Thomas is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his first year of eligibility, voters agreed with the easy case for Frank Thomas to be enshrined with baseball’s greats. The two-time American League MVP (he finished second in 2000 to Jason Giambi, an admitted steroid user) is one of 21 players to achieve... Read more »
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5 Reasons Yasiel Puig Belongs In Baseball's All-Star Game

5 Reasons Yasiel Puig Belongs In Baseball's All-Star Game
Should Yasiel Puig be All-Star? Yasiel Puig, a 22 year-old Cuban outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has put up gaudy numbers since being called up on June 3.  There’s the rub.  Should a player be named an All-Star after only 30 games?  Puig was not voted in or selected as a reserve, but is up for... Read more »

5 Reasons To Dump Baseball's Designated Hitter

5 Reasons To Dump Baseball's Designated Hitter
With 2013 marking both the 40th anniversary of the baseball’s designated hitter rule and an interleague game every day, it’s time to get rid of the DH. Picture playing basketball where you only take the court on offense or a golf game where you only tee off and you have the designated hitter; a player... Read more »

Stan Musial And Lessons For Fathers

Stan Musial And Lessons For Fathers
Stan “The Man” Musial is a baseball legend.  The greatest player in St. Louis Cardinals history, who died Saturday at the age of 92, is a member of the Hall of Fame and a recipient of the the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor. As a baseball player Stan Musial has few... Read more »
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Nike Bails on Lance Armstrong - Should Donors and Fans Follow Suit?

Nike Bails on Lance Armstrong - Should Donors and Fans Follow Suit?
For Lance Armstrong it keeps getting worse. News this morning that Nike has terminated it’s contract with Armstrong  came minutes after Armstrong announced he is resigning as chairman of his Livestrong cancer charity, though he will remain on the board. In addition to their statement, Nike also said it will remove Armstrong’s name from their Lance Armstrong Fitness... Read more »

5 Reasons To Hate Baseball's New Wild Card Format

5 Reasons To Hate Baseball's New Wild Card Format
My love of baseball runs deep, but this new wild card format has got to go. Some history:  Beginning in 1994, baseball added a “wildcard” team to the playoffs along with the three division winners in each league.  When the regular season ended, the “best” division winner played the wildcard team in a five game... Read more »

The 5 Worst All-Stars In Chicago Baseball History

The 5 Worst All-Stars In Chicago Baseball History
  It’s time again for major league baseball’s “mid-summer classic,” the All-Star game, which this year is in Kansas City. I wrote a post last year about the silliness of the All-Star rules.  A year later they’re still silly so I thought I would put together a list of the worst All-Stars in Chicago baseball history.... Read more »
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