Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and the Washington Nationals Bryce Harper are poised to take over Major League Baseball and vie for World Series and league MVPs year after year.
Everyone thinks of Yogi Berra as the quintessential baseball quote. He made you think, laugh and occasionally want to launch your head into a brick wall. But Casey Stengel, manager of 3,766 games in the Big Leagues never wasted any time getting to the point
I like that a team wins or loses together. No one person carries a team, no one person takes credit for their success. As they say, there's no "I" in "team." Baseball proves this point, every game, and that's really cool.
It would be difficult to award MVP to someone other than the Triple Crown winner, but given Trout's success and the way he ignited the team there is still one scenario in which he may be chosen over Cabrera.
There has not been a rookie super-nova this dazzling who has entered baseball since the days of New York Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle. Let me repeat: Mickey Mantle.
It's an exciting time in baseball. As we're looking at a new playing field in the MLB, let's look at the players who will emerge as its new stars.
A baseball season mirrors life -- it is long and has many chances for redemption. I've been an Angels fan since 1961. This is a time when we find out who the true fans are.
The list continues to expand as Albert Pujols' name remains absent: Peter Bourjos and Kendrys Morales each have a home run for the Angels, and Chris Iannetta, Mark Trumbo and Howie Kendrick all have two.
I'm of the opinion that a fan should pick one team and ride that train from birth until death. One team per league is fine, but there should be one team that trumps all, without question.
Enough about Tom and Gisele, the real power couple in sports is the #1 golfer in the world Rory McIlroy and the former #1 tennis player in the world Caroline Wozniacki.
They've got a bunch of billboards in Southern California. The Angels are trumpeting the arrival of Albert Pujols with "El Hombre" (The Man). One person doesn't care for it. Albert Pujols.
Nothing gets the baseball blogosphere more riled up than a good old annual debate over players' Hall of Fame credentials, so to save time down the road, I thought I would jump ahead 25 years.
As the popular movement spurred by Occupy Wall Street calls into question pervasive corruption and greed in America, athletes and the sports world as a whole seem completely immune from any similar public scrutiny.
Will the NL MVP, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, begin the season serving a 50-game suspension? He's appealed his positive drug test for an elevated level of testosterone.
Next time you hear sportscasters and sportswriters wax poetic about what a great baseball town St. Louis is, ask them why then did Albert Pujols feel compelled to leave town?
While Angels fans rejoice and Cardinals fans wipe away their tears, the $254 million question remains: Did the Angels overpay for Albert Pujols?