Baseball fans get defensive over the sport they love, especially one so rooted in tradition and nostalgia. “The game is perfect the way it is!” we shout from the rafters … Continue Reading A Love Letter to Pitcher At-Bats
There’s a saying that a watched pot never boils. At some point, though, after tears stream down our face and our eyeballs turn to dust from staring at the pot … Continue Reading DO SOMETHING!!!
So, this title is a tad misleading (hey, we at Standing Room Only can put out clickbait too). For the past several seasons, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has made it … Continue Reading The Case Against MLB Expansion
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomed four new members this week, as Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, and Mike Mussina were elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association … Continue Reading The Selective Memory of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Okay, so full disclosure, I am a closet Padres fan. While my allegiances are in Cleveland, there is something about the San Diego Padres that I have come to like … Continue Reading Why the 2019 Mets are going to be the 2015 Padres
For all the concerns that the demise of baseball is imminent, it’s clear the game’s problems haven’t hit the bottom line. On Monday, Forbes reported that MLB saw a 16th-consecutive … Continue Reading The MLB Revenue Totals Raise Questions–Just Not The Ones You Think
We don’t just write about baseball — we also talk about it too! Brett and I have been busy with our careers and academic studies over the past few months, … Continue Reading One More Podcast to Wrap Up The Year!
Ah, yes. I have returned from the depths of a long fall of school to return for some Hot Stove takes. After spending the last two days grading exams, it … Continue Reading Why Adam Jones is the Answer in Cleveland
The bottom of the ninth inning was a microcosm of the 2018 World Series. The Boston Red Sox put the best they had to offer on the mound in Chris … Continue Reading Nothing Stands in the Way of Boston’s Greatness
Chris Taylor knew it. Adam Ottavino knew it. And by the eruption of euphoria that rang through Dodger Stadium, the fans knew it too. Underachievers the whole year, the Dodgers … Continue Reading “You Gotta Believe!”
There is one Indians pitcher who needs no introduction: Trevor Bauer. With his 69 (nice) days of giving, trolling people on Twitter, and his drone mishap from 2016, Trevor Bauer … Continue Reading Why Trevor Bauer is the Indians Secret Weapon
It’s hard to make the playoffs in baseball. Just win your division, sure; but what if you’re in a division with a historically-dominant team? Then you win the wildcard–but what … Continue Reading The Best Story in Baseball This Year Is….
There is nothing that tempts us more than baseball and beer. With Scott driving through Ohio a few weeks ago on his way back home from California, we decided to … Continue Reading Throwbacks: Our take on the Ohio Vintage Baseball Festival
You guys still here? Yes, we are back! After a little time off, the Standing Room Only guys are back! Life has come in full force. After an exciting ballpark … Continue Reading The Standing Room Only Guys Are Back
You never know what you might see on a ballpark tour. If you’re like us, and your ballpark tour is in southern California, you’ll experience everything Los Angeles has to … Continue Reading California Dreamin’
It says “Museum” on the entrance, but that’s not what this place is. It’s a love letter, one crafted over 150 years, with hundreds of authors and millions of recipients. … Continue Reading Standing (Room Only) In the Hall of Fame