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MLB Pennant Race 2021: Down to the Wire
This is it. We are down to the final seven days of this chaotic baseball season. Here's a look at the remaining races: The Yankees swept the Red Sox in a weekend series at Fenway
The Baseball Gods Work in Mysterious Ways
The Baseball Gods Work In Mysterious Ways It was the season opener and my first starting assignment as a Freshman High School pitcher. I was being called the most promising pitcher in the area by everyone who counted; a lot of pressure for a 14-year-old. I thrived under pressure and baseball for me was life. We were playing East Paterson (now Elmwood Park) in a non-conference fracas at home. There was a medium-sized crowd that grew as people got off from work. Before I took the mound, I scanned the stands for familiar faces and there were many. Behind home plate and rather obvious at least to those who knew baseball were two major league scouts carrying 3-ring binders and stopwatches.
CSK v KKR | Read | Watch
CSK vs KKR | Twitter reacts to Ambati Rayudu's stunning field work to send Shubman Gill packing Shubman Gill took a review and survived an LBW appeal against CSK but could not capitalize on it after a brilliant fieldwork at the mid-wicket from Ambati Rayudu brought an end to his 5-ball stay on Sunday. Gill was halfway down the track before realizing his batting partner had not at all moved.
MLB Pennant Race 2021: Three Teams Clinch Spots, While One Continues to Sink
We are just two weeks away from the end of the 2021 MLB season. Two short weeks! It seems like yesterday that the full 162-game season began, but what is usually a marathon has went by like a sprint, and we are in the depths of the home stretch. Time is running out for a lot of teams looking to get into the postseason, and speaking of time, let's not waste any more of it and get to the main storylines.
MLB Pennant Race 2021: Brewers Close in on NL Central
Three weeks remain in the 2021 MLB season, and the postseason races continue to heat up. Some teams rise, others continue to fall, as is the case every September. Here are the main stories that are taking center stage during this home stretch of the season.
MLB Pennant Race 2021: Yankees Slide, Giants Take Over NL West
The month of September is the most important month in baseball, as it is the last one before the postseason begins. Any and all races are settled in the month of September, which definitely separates the contenders from the pretenders. With four weeks left in the regular season, huge developments are taking place, so here are the main shifts that took place as of this point.
Classic Movie Review: 'Moneyball' Starring Brad Pitt
Moneyball is a baseball movie but you need not be a baseball fan to enjoy it. The intricacy of Brad Pitt's performance, the way his mind works, his various quirks and ticks are so intriguing that he could be talking about stocks, CIA assassinations, or romancing a romantic comedy leading lady and you would be equally engaged. Pitt’s version of real life baseball executive Billy Beane is a full bodied performance, Pitt vibrates restlessly as if his ideas were generated by a constantly whirring unseen engine.
Major League Baseball’s First Player of Native American Descent
“Sockalexis was the greatest outfielder in history, the best hitter, the best thrower, the best fielder, and also the best drinker.” ~New York Yankees General Manager Ed Barrow
Best College Baseball Uniforms for 2021 Season
Which college baseball teams have the best uniforms? This subject has been the subject of much discussion, especially after several college baseball teams made major announcements about their new uniforms this spring. Let's take a look at which college baseball teams have the best college baseball jerseys. You'll get some ideas and tips about other college baseball teams as well.
Screwballs, Curveballs, and Nicknames
Many things have changed over the years in Major League Baseball. Some changes have been for the better while others are questionable, in my opinion.
Presenting the Cleveland Guardians
On July 23, 2021, it was announced that Cleveland's MLB franchise will now be known as the Guardians, with the news being broken on Twitter. The franchise debuted in 1894 as the Grand Rapids Rustlers for their first six seasons, until undergoing three different name changes between 1900 and 1902. In 1903, they became the Cleveland Napoleons (shortened to "Naps"), named after their star player, Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie, but after Lajoie's departure following the 1914 season, the team adopted their long time familiar name: the Cleveland Indians.
George as in Steinbrenner
No matter what you thought of George Steinbrenner and his escapades over the years you’ll have to admit that baseball has lost one of the great owners of all time when the Yankee chief passed away.