Fear the Sox

No, not the other Sox… Recently, the Chicago White Sox have been true to their name— white hot. At the time of writing this post on August 30, they are in second place in the AL Central, behind the Cleveland Indians by one game. This dominance harkens back to 2005, when Paul Konerko led theContinue reading “Fear the Sox”

It’s Make or Break for the MLB

Eight Marlins players have tested positive Monday morning since their matchup against the Phillies on Sunday. Counting previously known positives, the number of known cases in the Marlins’ clubhouse is currently at twelve. This obviously doesn’t bode well for any team… The Marlins are dangerously close to losing their entire starting lineup to this virus.Continue reading “It’s Make or Break for the MLB”

A Pyrrhic Victory for Baseball Fans as MLB Agrees to Return to Play

The MLBPA and owners agreed upon a return to play plan, as a result of Manfred’s vested powers from the March 26th agreement. The long stalemate lasted a whole three months, but in the end, an agreement surrounding the current CBA could not be found. The waters have muddied between the owners and Players Union,Continue reading “A Pyrrhic Victory for Baseball Fans as MLB Agrees to Return to Play”

What a Second Wave of COVID-19 Means for Professional Sports

Rumblings of increases in infections started to fuel suspicions that a second wave of COVID-19 is inevitable. These fears have manifested into a volatile market, in some of the worst days since March. The paranoia of Quarantine, Part II, is real. While the MLB’s owners are squabbling over revenue percentages with the players, some leaguesContinue reading “What a Second Wave of COVID-19 Means for Professional Sports”

Why The Patriots’ Next QB is Primed for Success

From a Patriots fan’s perspective, the mutual decision to move on from Tom Brady felt like a bad breakup with your high school crush. The GOAT played his entire twenty-year career with the New England Patriots, where he was symbiotically paired with the greatest coach of all time. The relationship visibly soured, as arguments betweenContinue reading “Why The Patriots’ Next QB is Primed for Success”

Biggest Winner from the COVID-19 Fallout: The KBO

I have always been a “glass-half-full” kind of guy, so talking about who lost the most from COVID-19 brought no joy. Trying to remain optimistic about the stoppage of society as a whole, we will judge who or what came out of this pandemic stronger. The jawn that prospered the most due to this pandemicContinue reading “Biggest Winner from the COVID-19 Fallout: The KBO”

Is 2020 the Year of the Replacement Ballplayers?

It seems with each day, the disparity between the MLBPA and MLB widens. According to Jon Heyman, the two sides thought that they settled the issue when they agreed to a prorated salary… Whatever agreement they had on March 26 was lost in translation. The players perceived this agreement to mean that the salary perContinue reading “Is 2020 the Year of the Replacement Ballplayers?”

Biggest Loser from the COVID-19 Fallout: Mookie Betts

He was supposed to be baseball’s next $400 million dollar man, and rightfully so. Mookie Betts was in pole position to have a monster offseason, where he would become the most sought-after unrestricted free agent. The Red Sox had reportedly made several attempts to restructure the contract with Mookie. In 2016, he declined a five-year, $100 millionContinue reading “Biggest Loser from the COVID-19 Fallout: Mookie Betts”

Remembering Athletes Who Served in the Military

On this solemn day, it is a time to remember the servicemen and women that made the greatest sacrifice possible. Throughout history, there are a handful of patriots who were both heroes on the frontlines, and in between the lines. In honor of Memorial Day, we will look at some notable athletes who risked theirContinue reading “Remembering Athletes Who Served in the Military”

Catchers Are Quietly Changing Baseball

One of the few good things to come out of this pandemic is that the hiatus in live events has allowed for a time for reflection. Re-runs of classic games have taken the primetime slots where live games would have normally aired. One of the striking aspects of this unique situation is how it displaysContinue reading “Catchers Are Quietly Changing Baseball”