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Giancarlo Stanton on pace to hit 63 home runs
Now that the Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton has hit an (obviously) Major League Baseball Leading 53 home runs, it’s impossible not to think about 60 or more and even more difficult not to constantly be talking about him and rooting for him. It’s really no surprise. Anyone who watches baseball is knows that Stanton probably could have hit this many home runs in seasons past. Injuries have derailed the six foot six inch, 245 pound slugger almost each year of his career.  In his eight years in the big leagues the most games Stanton has ever played in in a […]

How can we not want to root for Giancarlo Stanton?

otd, Bo Jackson
Hey everyone nice enough to read my blog! 🙂 I know I’ve been missing in action the past week or so! I just wanted to let you know that I had some home/family stuff that needed to be dealt with but that I am definitely back with some OTD in Baseball History (see below!) for ya!  But just so you know, you can expect my regular daily posts from FRSN’s Today’s Knuckleball, beginning with a new piece on A’s rookie Jharel Cotton, as well as pieces written exclusively for this blog on a daily basis once again so you can keep […]

OTD in Baseball History: Bo Jackson hits his first MLB ...

A-Rod, farewell
Saying farewell to A-Rod is going to be some complicated business On Wednesday Alex Rodriguez announced that he will be retiring upon the end of his contract which expires after the 2017 season. He will have played the game for three teams over 23 seasons and will be 42 years old. According to A-Rod, he’s done chasing records and knows it’s time to go home and a be a father to his children.. That’s a great thing for him, to know what his future holds. Yet, it leaves us with two seasons to decide what kind of legacy will he […]

When A-Rod retires, how will we say farewell?

Albert Pujols, angels, 2015 postseason
It was early Wednesday afternoon on the West Coast and Cy Young Award candidate Sonny Gray was on the mound for the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Angels. Gray had already uncharacteristically given up four runs in the top of the first inning, and a walk to Kole Calhoun in the second, when Albert Pujols stepped into the batter’s box. With the count 0-2, Pujols took Gray deep to center on an 84 mph slider for the 555th home run of his career. With that home run Pujols, already 15th on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list, sailed […]

How far up the all-time home run list can Albert ...

I’m a little late in publishing this post – I was so busy all day getting details finished for my new business venture UpCountry Artworks – I’ll have more information on it later but since this is a baseball blog, let’s just stick to baseball, right?! Right. LOL, But today was another one of those stupid “off-days” that we all hate when it’s our team’s turn to take the day off and there is no game to watch. Although, today I did watch a bit of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals game! That definitely helped out a lot. Doug […]

Off-Day Baseball Fun Fact from BBST!

I’ve already questioned the idea that there may be a curse on the Texas Rangers. Recent events, conversations and my own investigation/research into the idea suggests that there may, in fact, be a curse on the Texas Rangers that could become as big as the “Curse of the Bambino” or the “Curse of the Billy Goat.” If a curse, like the one that used to lay on the Boston Red Sox and the one that still plagues the Chicago Cubs, does apply to the Rangers it could be called the “Curse of Nolan Ryan.” Ryan took over as president of […]

Are the Texas Rangers under the “Curse of Nolan Ryan?”

missing in action, mia
The idea of the day between the last out of the World Series and the first pitch of spring training being a special day is not a new one to me. I’ve recognized it in recent years but today it was brought to my attention that some refer to it as the Baseball Solistice. Being an athiest who celebrates the Summer/Winter Soltices as holidays I was even more drawn to the idea. Of course the date of the Baseball Solstice moves depending on the length of each playoff series and the day the “schedule makers” (it IS someone’s job to […]

Happy Baseball Solstice!