In spring training of 2016, David Ross quite literally rolled into town. On a mobility scooter no less – fully embracing the ‘Grandpa Rossy’ persona he had cultivated which made him such a popular figure among teammates and fans alike.Read more
Author: Padraig Whelan
Baseball’s most famous moment and it’s UK roots
It is the most famous home run ever hit. Even ask non-baseball fans about epic moments from the sport which have entered into popular culture. It won’t take long for ‘The Shot Heard Around The World’ to be mentioned. That,Read more
What does each MLB club want in their Christmas stocking? Part Two
Welcome to part two of our guide to gifts for each MLB club. If you missed part one, be sure to check it out and if you caught it, welcome to the rest… Milwaukee Brewers The Brewers won a divisionRead more
What does each MLB club want in their Christmas stocking? Part One
Ho-ho-ho. It is that time of year again. Unfortunately for baseball fans though, Christmas comes at a time of year when, save for off-season signings and Winter Meetings, there is little happening in the sport. But that doesn’t mean anyoneRead more
How would a free agent club fare in 2019?
It is the baseball offseason. A time for checking the heat on the hot stove every few hours, counting down the days until pitchers and catchers and devouring any baseball related content to get us through the winter. Well, weRead more
Is there really a need for Game 163?
It seems that the solution in Major League Baseball for two teams being tied for a divisional crown after a 162 game season is to… play one more game. But is that really the best solution? Admittedly, it was excitingRead more
El Mago – How Javy Baez Learned to Live and Let Die
“There’s magic in the ivy and the old scoreboard.” That was the line once sang by Eddie Vedder in his ode to Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, All The Way, and their longstanding quest to win it all. HeRead more
Do the Cincinnati Reds deserve more respect?
None of the pre-season predictions for 2018 were kind to the Cincinnati Reds. By April 19, those bleak forecasts appeared wise as the Ohio ball club parted ways with manager Bryan Price following a disastrous 3-15 start. Before a pitchRead more
What could change in baseball before the London Series?
One year from now, baseball fans on this side of the Atlantic will converge on London to take in the historic first MLB series on European shores. Even with a year to go, excitement is at a major high asRead more
Better Late than Never for Red Hot Heyward
For over two years, he has been the $184 million problem for the Chicago Cubs in right-field. The biggest mistake Theo Epstein has ever made was just one of the kinder insults reserved for Jason Heyward after he scuffled followingRead more