A's Royals
My latest post for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Knuckleball … The last time the Oakland A’s and the Royals played there were countless ejections (all Royals) and three benches clearing brawls. In game one of the three game series the Royals threw at the A’s best player, Stephen Vogt. The throw […]

Is there still bad blood between the A’s Royals?

2015 A's, AL West
Well, just so y’all know, I’ve been hired on to work at FanRag Sports‘ MLB site Today’s Knuckleball u covering for the most part the American League West! Shocking, I know. It’s not like it’s my specialty or anything. LOL! But in all seriousness I am very grateful and excited for […]

A’s get out of the AL West cellar

ryne sandberg 1
Interestingly and surprisingly Philadelphia Phillies’ manager Ryne Sandberg resigned. No one expected him to be the manager in 2016 anyway, but then again no one expect him to resign mid-way through the season either. Friday the Phillies’ announced that Pete Mackanin will be the Phillies’ interm manager for the remainder […]

Ryne Sandberg steps down as Phillies manager

Travis d'Arnaud
Travis d’Arnaud goes back on the DL New York Mets’ catcher Travis d’Arnaud has already spent  seven weeks on the disabled list this season. He was hit by a pitch in mid-April, against the Miami Marlins. The ball broke his pinkie and bruised his wrist.  He was only recently reinstated […]

Mets’ catcher d’Arnaud headed back to DL, pitcher Gee clears ...

Joe Blanton
It’s only been two starts but Kansas City Royals’ pitcher Joe Blanton appears to have actually made his comeback. He pitched six innings of one-run baseball Monday against “King’ Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners en route to a 4-1 win. As I talked about in my latest post about Blanton, […]

Joe Blanton appears to be back, out duels King Felix

walk-off balk
When the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Texas Rangers 1-0 on a ninth inning walk-off balk by Keone Kela, it got a lot of people talking about balks. What constitutes a balk? A balk can happen if the pitcher is in the windup position they may not disengage from the […]

Off-day baseball fun facts from BBST: history of the walk-off ...

billy burns
Billy Burns on second 12-game hitting streak in last 25 games When I last wrote about the Oakland Athletics’ center fielder, rookie Billy Burns, on Wednesday, June 11 he was just coming off a long  hitting streak. The streak spanned 12-games between May 26-June 8. He had three multi-hit games […]

The Billy Burns show in Oakland just keeps getting better

mlb newsworthy moments
The top five MLB newsworthy moments from my days off (ICYMI too!) I took Thursday and Friday off from work, from my blog, from everything. While baseball is my passion in life I also enjoy other sports (shocking!) and love the City of Oakland (another big shocker there!). Well, since […]

Top 5 MLB newsworthy moments – June 18 & 19 ...

Bryce Harper, hamstring injuries
Three major stars went down this week with hamstring injuries. Philadelphia Phillies’ ace, left-hander Cole Hamels missed a start, although now it appears he’ll be ok.  Washington Nationals’ star Bryce Harper was kept out of the lineup Friday after slipping on some wet grass Thursday after a rain delay. Houston […]

Are hamstring injuries hurting your fantasy baseball team?

Ok, I have two separate feelings regarding Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, aka Panda, being benched for using his phone during games. My first reaction to the first Tweet I saw was very different that the one I had once I learned a little more about what happened […]

Should Sandoval have been benched? I had mixed reactions

hamstring strains, cole hamels
Cole Hamels will miss next start due to hamstring strain Philadelphia Phillies’ lefty ace and subject of much trade talk, Cole Hamels, will miss his next start on Friday due to a strained hamstring.  This is yet another blow to the Phillies who are in the midst of a nine-game […]

Hamels, Altuve both out with hamstring strains

Kyle Schwarber, Cubs
Kyle Schwarber makes a HUGE impression in big league debut There have been some great debuts of new rookies in the league in recent weeks and there will be more to come soon. However the next top prospect called up will have a tough time beating the MLB debut of […]

Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber has best MLB debut of season

Just a quick, off-topic, CONGRATULATIONS post in honor of the Golden State (aka OAKLAND!) Warriors winning the NBA Championship on June 16, 2015 with a 105-97 victory over the Lebron James (oh and the Cleveland Cavaliers were there too, I think)!!!  Thank you so much for bringing Oakland and East […]

Congrats to the Golden State Warriors!! 2014-2015 NBA CHAMPS!!

Joe Blanton
Update: June 17, 2015 9:45 pm PT Joe Blanton gets the job done for Kansas City As it turned out, well at least on Wednesday, Joe Blanton pitched one of the better performances in his career. Maybe it wasn’t the best in terms of number of innings (5.0) as he’s […]

Joe Blanton pitches well, gets the win in first start ...

What baseball means to me
I wrote a guest post for another great baseball blog called 9 Inning Know It All. I noticed that they’d done a series of guest posts titled ” What baseball means to me” and ended up going through and reading most of them and leaving comments. I was contacted by […]

What baseball means to me: a guest post for 9inningknowitall.com

Pat Murphy, Padres 1
When they fired former manager Bud Black yesterday the San Diego Padres made it clear that they were going to find an interim manager for the club within 24-48 hours. Well, they’ve found one already in Pat Murphy, the manager of the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate the El Paso Chihuahuas. Murphy, […]

Pat Murphy is Padres’ interim manager

Bud Black
Monday morning the San Diego Padres announced that they have fired manager Bud Black. Manager Bud Black has been relieved of his duties. pic.twitter.com/OhE7A5dLa2 — San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 15, 2015 The Padres are currently third in the National League West sitting at 32-33, six games behind the first place […]

San Diego Padres relieve manager Bud Black of his duties