On Monday, the Dodgers announced that star shortstop Corey Seager suffered a torn MCL in his throwing elbow, and would require Tommy John surgery. Seager was a big piece of … Continue Reading Down and Out: Do the Dodgers Have Any Good Options to Replace Corey Seager?
Think of the top relievers in Major League Baseball today. You’ll probably conjure images of an Aroldis Chapman fireball or an Andrew Miller slider. Now go check the stats. Which … Continue Reading Meet the #NextBigThing Coming to a Bullpen Near You
Happy Friday everyone! Time to take a look at the next ballpark in our summer ballpark tour: Pete Lehr Field, better known as The Diamond, home of the Lake Elsinore … Continue Reading Ballpark Tour Preview: The Diamond
This morning, the Cincinnati Reds announced that they were parting ways with manager Bryan Price after the team started with a 3-15 record. After failing to reach 70 wins for … Continue Reading The Inconvenient Truth About Tanking
Remember late March, when all the “expert” baseball analysts were talking about how almost every division had a clear winner? The Nationals were going to run away with the NL … Continue Reading Which Division Favorite Is In The Most Trouble?
Every Friday up to the first week in June, Brett and I will be previewing the ballparks we’ll be visiting on our summer ballpark tour. First up is our first … Continue Reading Ballpark Tour Preview: LoanMart Field
The motto of our blog is “Ballparks, Beer, and a Whole Lot of Baseball.” Over the winter, we’ve been focused on two of the three. Oh, sure, we’ve been drinking … Continue Reading The Standing Room Only Ballpark Tour, 2018
Here we go again. Somebody sees an issue with the great game of baseball. Maybe there are too many runs. Maybe there aren’t enough runs. Maybe everyone is hitting too … Continue Reading The Proposed Extra-Innings Rule Is The Worst Thing Ever, Of All Time, Bar None…Unless It Isn’t?
Last week the Brewers–the Brewers, of all teams!–finally set fire to baseball’s cryogenically-frozen Hot Stove by trading for Christian Yelich, then signing free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain to a five-year, … Continue Reading Something Brewing in Milwaukee? Not Just Yet
Scott and I are not dead, we promise! It has been a few weeks since we have posted and podcasted, but we are hard core adulting! Scott got accepted to … Continue Reading The Curious Case of the Hall of Fame Vote
Well, I haven’t been working very much the last week or so. I have had three snow days and two 2-hour delays, so at this rate I’ll never work again!!! … Continue Reading Memorable Careers: Paul Byrd
Yes, I am alive. It has been about a month since I have written an article. Between coaching, preparing my students for their winter finals, and then grading over 100 … Continue Reading Help the First Basemen in need: The Overcrowded First Baseman Market
Then it’s your post-Thanksgiving Weekend miracle! You can access all of our previous podcasts right here! They should also be available to download on iTunes later in the week. You … Continue Reading Can’t Get Enough of the Standing Room Only Podcast?
We all know baseball players have funny names. But baseball teams often have equally-ludicrous nicknames. While today’s nicknames are relatively tame (even though I still have no idea what a … Continue Reading Five MLB Team Names That Need To Make A Comeback
New podcast is up! But here’s a curveball…our podcasts are no longer on SoundCloud! Instead, you can listen to our ramblings RIGHT HERE on WordPress! We’ll also (hopefully) be putting … Continue Reading The Standing Room Only Podcast, no. 5 (November 17)
It’s November 15th, only one week away from the start of Thanksgiving break (trust me, this teacher is counting down the days). If you did not know, I am a … Continue Reading This Week is Baseball History: November 12th-18th