“It makes no sense for major league baseball to be in markets that generate insufficient local revenues to justify the investment in the franchise.” – Bud Selig, November 2001. Before we arrive at the point to which I will get in my typically circuitous manner, let’s look at the timing of the above statement: Bud … Continue reading Hear this before?
Month: May 2020
My Favorite Reggie Memory
(…and a few baseball lessons.) Like you probably, I have many great memories of Reggie Jackson. My father and I arrived early at the Stadium, so I was one of the first kids to receive a “Reggie Bar” on Reggie Bar Day. I had already eaten mine so I couldn’t join the revelry a little … Continue reading My Favorite Reggie Memory
Again Mark? Really?
Gather ‘round kids, let me tell you a little story about Mark Teixeira… Let’s go back to 2018 when Mark’s former teammate Robinson Cano tested positive for an MLB banned PED and was subsequently suspended 80 games. “I don’t want to get into too much detail - I love Robbie. I’m just not surprised,” said … Continue reading Again Mark? Really?
No, I’ll never be commissioner. I don’t have the requisite skillset. Specifically, the ability to prioritize the financial well-being of billionaires over all else while lying to the public about how said billionaires are struggling financially is not an ability I’ll ever have. That said, there’s still no live MLB to watch, so matters such … Continue reading Commissioner Me
Make baseball better. Do this:
If you aren’t familiar with the infield fly rule, there’s no need to get into it here – simply consider yourself fortunate. But the next time you see it happen on a baseball field and you wonder “What the hell was that?” – remember me. Here’s what would happen without the infield fly rule: As … Continue reading Make baseball better. Do this: