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 …

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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 …

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 …

25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era: #16 – Mike Piazza

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. Mike Piazza tallied up many impressive statistics during his fantastic career.  The most impressive number of all may not have even occurred on the field.  In 1988, Piazza was drafted in the 62nd …

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 …

25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era: #17 Jim Thome

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. These rankings get harder and harder as we get closer to the top ten.  At the middle of this conflict is Jim Thome, a prolific home run hitter whose power is hardly matched …