The Wily Waiver: Week of 4/16

Exciting times! The Leadoff Batter has long wanted to step into the world of Fantasy Baseball, as we are Fantasy Baseball enthusiasts. I enjoy sifting through players with a comb, looking for some hidden sparklers that are right there for everyone to nab, but for some reason they just sit there.  Now, the thing about …

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Opening Day 2018!

It's the color. The brilliant blue sky towers over a canvas of green.  Smooth brown infields with pristine chalk baselines serve as barriers on a plateau of the divine.  The lines stretch across the great outfield, some marked by a grid of green and darker green, some without pattern, emerald and vast and begging the ageless …

Thoughts on Modern Baseball Issues

Driving to work recently, I was listening to MLB radio on XM.  The topic was Kris Bryant's recent comments about the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and how this current offseason has hurt the brand of baseball.  This got me thinking (it happens!), and I wanted to offer a couple of amateur opinions. A lot has …

Five Random Facts

With the season about six weeks away, and teams reporting in full, we are starting to feel baseball fever creeping in.  We've seen major signings in the last few days, including J.D. Martinez finally (and inevitably) signing with the Red Sox and Eric Hosmer trading in his Royal blues for Padre robes. Baseball is full …

Pitchers and Catchers, 2018 Site Goals

Pitchers and Catchers Report in three days. Words that infuse pride and excitement into every baseball fan.  It doesn't matter what your team did last year.  It doesn't matter what you even expect them to do this year.  Spring Training is the time when we all get to see what major league teams look like …

2017 Season: Chaos and Excitement as the Home Stretch is Upon Us.

JD Martinez hit four homers tonight. The Diamondbacks just won their 11th straight. The Indians have already asked someone to hold their beer and have won 12 straight. The Dodgers, seemingly invincible just two weeks ago, have dropped 9 of 10. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting anything he wants out of the ballpark. There only two division …

Letter to EJ – How We Followed Baseball

Hey little man. Baseball is pretty great, right? I know your Mom and Dad have already taken you to a game, you even saw an Aaron Judge home run before me. By the time you're in high school, he'll obviously be the home-run king, so that's pretty cool. Anyway, its pretty easy for you to …