Goodbye, Mr. Padre

It was the summer of 1982, and I was a still young 21-year old baseball fan who was beginning to take notice of something happening within the game that I had followed for about a dozen years.The heroes of the game in my childhood were beginning to age, and some were even retiring. For example, Reggie … Continue reading Goodbye, Mr. Padre

MLB June 2014 Power Ranking

Josh Donaldson and the A's atop first Power RankingWe are now two full months into the 2014 Major League Baseball season, and teams have had more than ample time to separate themselves based on their results and ability to overcome adversity, such as debilitating injuries.So now is the time that a relevant Power Ranking of … Continue reading MLB June 2014 Power Ranking

Day baseball vital to game’s popularity

The picture to the left comes from the 1984 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres. It shows Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell taking a lead, with Padres 1st baseman Steve Garvey holding him close.In Game #4 of that World Series, Trammell, a borderline Hall of Famer whose case will continue to correctly … Continue reading Day baseball vital to game’s popularity

MLB 2014: American League West

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels has played just two full Major League Baseball seasons. But in that short amount of time one thing has become clear: Mike Trout is the best all-around player in the game.The local (Millville, NJ) kid hit .326 with a .399 on-base percentage and .564 slugging percentage, stole 49 … Continue reading MLB 2014: American League West

MLB 2014: American League Central

The 2014 MLB predictions continue today with the American League Central Division, home to half of the now 113-year old league's charter franchise clubs.Founded in the old Western League in 1894, the Detroit Tigers are the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the American League, and one of those 8 junior circuit charter franchises.The franchise … Continue reading MLB 2014: American League Central