How much would you pay if you, a baseball team owner, knew you were getting the greatest player of his generation, and likely one of the greatest players to ever … Continue Reading That’s a Lot of Trouts, Mike
The trucks have made their way down south. The lockers have been packed with care. For many, it feels like a strange combination of Christmas and spring all at the … Continue Reading Hope Springs Eternal
Now that Scott finally bought a microphone that works properly, and Brett managed to dig himself out of the snow in Ohio, it’s time for a new Standing Room podcast … Continue Reading The Standing Room Podcast, February 2019
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
For those of you who don’t know, I live in London now! I share a flat with two other students, a Turk and an Estonian–two people who didn’t grow up … Continue Reading A Definitive List of the Weirdest Baseball Terms
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
Another losing season is in the books for the Miami Marlins. In an organization that has not been back to the playoffs in 15 years, the fan base rallied around … Continue Reading Why this Offseason is Critical for the Miami Marlins
One of baseball’s advantages over football is that we all know what constitutes a catch. Or so we thought. Down two runs in the bottom of the first, Jose Altuve … Continue Reading The Absurd Attraction of Sports
This is the hardest part of being a fan. When all the meaningless platitudes like “grit” and “clutch” are stripped away, all the stats dissected and parsed, all the analysis … Continue Reading Haunted By The Past, Cleveland Can’t Move Forward