The field has been so underwhelming, we've found ourselves reading and writing previously preposterous statements like, "Wow, the Marlins are only 3.5 games out."
The regular baseball season now extends over six full months: The first regular season game is scheduled for April 5, and the last for October 4. For those of us for whom there is no such thing as too much baseball, this is a fine arrangement, but seven months of baseball is a lot and does not come without a cost.
The idea that stats can outsmart baseball brains is the source of a heated and ongoing debate. It is wise, but not necessarily universally accepted by fans and pundits. How can a machine outperform years of coaching ball?
The irony was not lost on this past Labor Day Monday when the Phillies bullpen staff worked together to earn a no-hitter.
This weekend's quake got plenty of news coverage, starting Sunday morning. So I thought it would be a good time to share my story from the "Big One," which starts with some generalized comments about earthquakes for the benefit of those who have never felt one.
Until recently, Faulkner was a bi-coastal band featuring Lucas Asher, guitar player and lyricist from NYC; along with California native Eric Scullin as the producer and instrumentalist.
It's been awhile since these two teams have faced each other. Now it's a battle for first place and while the A's have held the position for half the season, the Angels now own it but in this much anticipated series will determine the better of the two teams.
We're approaching the end of August, and, like every year, that means the MLB season is starting to get interesting. Teams are jostling in the standings for playoff positions, and both the drama, and calibre of baseball is starting to increase.
Abraham Lincoln did not let failure or defeat stand in his way. He continued to try again.
Figuring out a way to replace that revenue and continue to adjust to the new media world, rather than determining ways to make the game more exciting or figure out the best post-season formula, will be the criteria by which the next commissioner will be judged.
Relax. Lay down your arms. As a Yankee fan, I come in peace. I offer my sincerest congratulations, because even though your team fell apart, you now can live each day for that one golden moment of pure tobacco pleasure: The Yankee box score.
Each year Major League Baseball's Scouting Bureau holds open tryout camps to identify talented players. For the players, no matter how unrealistic their chances are for being signed (as in my case), it's about holding onto their dream.
The stirring 42, the story of black baseball player Jackie Robinson is a classic illustration of successful anger management, controlling one's emotions in the face of extreme provocation.
On long drives, I often amuse myself by creating off-beat all-star teams. Here is an example: the best Major League Baseball players (and managers) who have the same last name as a U.S. president. I do a lot of driving.
We've heard about the most spectacular falls -- such as Mike Tyson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar -- but, unfortunately, this sad outcome is far from rare.
The 2014 MLB Non-Waiver Trade Deadline was arguably the most memorable deadline in recent history. With the likes of David Price, Jon Lester, Yoenis Cespedes and many more stars moving around, experts and fans alike were in full swoon mode.