Major League Baseball Week That Was (4/24/2013)

David Ortiz was beloved before, but his speech post-marathon attacks made it that much greater
David Ortiz was beloved before, but his speech post-marathon attacks made him that much greater

Another week, another set of fun things that went on in this wonderful game called baseball. Lets get on with it! Continue reading “Major League Baseball Week That Was (4/24/2013)”

Major League Baseball 2013: The Week That Was (4/17/2013)

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego PadresThis is a day late, but lots to get to from the week that was in major league baseball. Onward.

Major League Baseball 2013: Happenings From Opening Week In The Bigs

Justin Upton is batting .423, with six home runs and an OPS of 1.641 for the Braves
Justin Upton is batting .423, with six home runs and an OPS of 1.641 for the Braves

I know it has only been a week, but how exciting is it to have baseball back? So many things happened opening week it will be hard to put it in one list. Lets give it a try, eh? (the “eh” is for all my Blue Jay fans out there) Continue reading “Major League Baseball 2013: Happenings From Opening Week In The Bigs”

The Locker Major League Baseball Preview 2013: National League East

Bryce Harper looks to take huge strides his second season in 2013.
Bryce Harper looks to take huge strides his second season in 2013.

Baseball’s toughest division got a whole lot more exciting as the top two teams (Nationals and Braves) made additions. While the Nationals have the better overall ball team, the Braves could be right there with them again in October. The Phillies are still in the mix, but their best shot will be for a Wild Card spot. The Mets have some work to do while the Marlins, well, need some form of a clue.  Continue reading “The Locker Major League Baseball Preview 2013: National League East”

My Quarter-Season Major League Baseball All-Star Team 2012

We’re just past 40 games in this 2012 season and we’re gonna take a look at my All-Stars to this point.

Disclaimer:You won’t find any Red Sox on this team Continue reading “My Quarter-Season Major League Baseball All-Star Team 2012”

Major League Baseball Power Rankings Week 4 (4/30/2012)

Late edition of my weekly power rankings this weekend after a packed weekend. The Rangers, Nationals, Braves and Dodgers continue their recent stretches of great baseball, the Boston Red Sox have shown new life, and one team takes a nosedive. On to it!

  1. Texas Rangers (17-6)- Since his first start, Yu Darvish has given up three earned runs in 27.1 innings pitched; striking out 28 batters and lowering his season opening ERA from 7.94 to 2.18 to go along with a 4-0 start. Continue reading “Major League Baseball Power Rankings Week 4 (4/30/2012)”

Are The Marlins Underachieving, Or Did We Fall Victim To The Hype Machine?

It’s April 27th and the Florida-Joe-Robbie-Stadium-Miami Marlins sit at an underwhelming 7-11. For those of you keeping track of the National League East standings that would be the record of a last place team.

I’ll give you this moment to scream “its early” before I continue. Feel better? Continue reading “Are The Marlins Underachieving, Or Did We Fall Victim To The Hype Machine?”

MLB Season 2012: Ozzie Guillen Needs To Learn A Valuable Lesson In Silence

“I respect Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that (SOB) is still here.” – Ozzie Guillen, Miami Marlins manager

Well that didn’t take long.  Continue reading “MLB Season 2012: Ozzie Guillen Needs To Learn A Valuable Lesson In Silence”

MLB 2012: Week One Power Rankings

Week one of my weekly power rankings. After the first week we see some teams (Rays, Cardinals and Tigers) are better than even we could advertise. While others (Yankees, Braves and Red Sox) need to get it together quickly. I’ll have to try and figure out when the last time those three franchises were swept the first three games of the season at the same time. I’m also fully prepared for the backlash from Orioles fans.  Continue reading “MLB 2012: Week One Power Rankings”

MLB 2012: Opening Day Quick Notes (4/4/2012 to 4/5/2012)

  • Marlins Park looks phenomenal, Ali sighting dampened mood: Everything was set for a magical first night in baseball. Baseball in South Beach never looked so right as it did in the Miami Marlins new stadium on Wednesday night. The only hitch was the unfortunate vision of Muhammad Ali, clearly no longer able to hold back the devastating conditions of Parkinson’s disease, as he was carted onto the field. I think I can relate to everyone when I say that seeing the “Greatest” like that hurt. Continue reading “MLB 2012: Opening Day Quick Notes (4/4/2012 to 4/5/2012)”