Since 1987, the Cardinal has had 22 players picked in the first round of the MLB draft, and yet, the casual baseball fan would probably only know one or two of those 22 players
It’s the second week of April, which means March Madness and the Masters have given way to the start of baseball season. And that means it’s time for Jumping to Ridiculous Conclusions, Volume 2! Since I’m far too lazy to physically jump to these conclusions, here’s my second annual way-too-early MLB column.
With bowl season less than a week behind us, everyone’s minds are on altering college football’s postseason format for the first time since 1998, when the BCS was established. But in an attempt to provide some distraction from the disappointment of Stanford’s close Fiesta Bowl loss, I’m going to focus on another league making similar changes in the near future: the MLB.
There comes a time in a man’s life when he must stand up for what he believes. After hearing yet another wave of talk about how Justin Verlander ought to win the American League MVP award, today is that day. I say no.
After winning two World Series titles in nine seasons in Beantown, not only should Red Sox fans be reluctant to let the youngest GM in Major League history leave; they should worship the ground he walks on in gratitude for what he has done.
It seems unfair to call it a collapse, because what the Boston Red Sox have managed to do in the month of September–going 7-19 and squandering a nine-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the race for the American League Wild Card–has been an utter meltdown. A Mona Lisa of choking, if you will.
I can’t believe I’m doing it, but I’m going to talk about how great one of the Yankees is. Why? Because Mariano Rivera is really, really, really good, and if even I can admit it, I can’t see who would disagree.
After a weekend of botched calls that could have been decisive, after a season that saw Armando Galarraga lose a perfect game (on the 27th out, no less), there are some people, both inside Major League Baseball and outside of it, that continue to insist that there’s no need to expand the use of instant replay.