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 …

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Past Time: The Two Hardest Strikeouts in History

I grew up idolizing Don Mattingly.  I always love talking about his career strikeouts.  In 7,003 official at-bats, Donnie Baseball only struck out 444 times, or once every 15.77 AB's. As amazing as that seems, he is far from the hardest batter to strike out in history.  In fact, his 15.77 is actually tied for 265th …

Top 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era: #15 – Edgar Martinez

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. Over 20 years ago, Edgar Martinez broke my heart. I am, of course, a Yankees fan.  And we all know what Edgar did in Game 5 of the 1995 Divisional Series against the …

Tiger Duo Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Shortstop Alan Trammel and Pitcher Jack Morris have been elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Trammel batted .285 with 185 home runs in his career.  His name is forever tied to his double play partner, Lou Whitaker, who was Trammel's second base partner for 19 years, the longest such combination in baseball history.  …