Major League Baseball

As long as games exist so too will cheaters that target those games.  Taking a legislative approach to prevent cheating accomplishes a lot, but it comes with some inherent limitations. Primary among those limitations is that the system is necessarily a reactive mechanism much like the criminal court system in America.  MLB can educate, inform, [...]

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Unless you live under a really nice rock and “watch” baseball games via some sports app that uses “in play” and “runs scored” to keep you updated, you have probably been subjected to MLB’s attempt to shove the Fan Cave down your throat.  If indeed you have been so fortunate as to avoid the forced [...]

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The latest kerfuffle in baseball involves the suggestion that MLB could allow corporate sponsorships of teams, and those sponsors would be allowed to place logos on uniforms.  While the idea most certainly has some appeal for the Emperor of the Dark Force, Bud Selig, it sounds like a horrible idea to most rationale people.  Would [...]

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You could practically hear the groans echoing through Cardinals Nation when the MLB Network graphic popped on screen for the team’s first pick in Monday’s draft. The selection, at No. 19 overall, was Texas A&M right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha. The comp listed for him by the MLBN broadcast was Jon Garland. Jon Garland? Oh, c’mon! [...]

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Shyam Wow

by on May 16, 2012 · 0 comments

Major League Baseball has fired arbitrator Shyam Das after 13 years on the job.  His firing comes quickly on the heels of a vote that overturned the 100-game suspension of the Rockies’ AAA catcher, Eliezer Alfonzo.  Too bad the sack job comes several months too late to save baseball from 2 separate black eyes.  Alfonzo’s [...]

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Burning Cole Hamels

by on May 7, 2012 · 8 comments

So Cole Hamels admitted to throwing at Bryce Harper (MLB Baby Jebus) and was suspended today by MLB for 5 games.  The range of complaints starts with Nationals’ GM Rizzo who called Hamels “fake tough” to everybody and their alien half-brother calling for a much longer suspension.  Naturally, some people out there will suggest that [...]

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I owe you dear readers a qualifier.  This is really about some of the largest contracts in baseball history that were signed prior to 2011, because it might be a tad bit early to grade that Votto deal for $225M with the ink still wet. Alex Rodriguez (Yankees) – 10 years for $275M signed in [...]

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Baseball has rules, and the core rules of the game do not change much from Little League to the big leagues.  Basebrawl on the other hand represents an entirely different animal.  The rules that cover basebrawls are part of the unwritten rules that are loosely defined and yet still associated tightly with the game of [...]

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Cardinals fans, even those on the realistic side, can’t help but hope – or perhaps even expect – that former first-round pick Shelby Miller will graduate to the majors by next April and become the next great St. Louis pitcher. Miller, who made his 2012 Spring Training debut Wednesday, is sculpted like the ideal right-handed [...]

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Today is the big day for a few reasons, most notable the start of what we are all here for — live baseball. The stats may mean little to most of the Cardinals but don’t say that to the anxious members of the Fantasy community. While a couple of spots are up for grabs in [...]

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