Barry Bonds

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?

Mark McGwire
Baseball slowly allowing PED players like McGwire & Bonds back in the game On Tuesday night when the San Diego Padres hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates an unprecedented event occurred in the third inning causing Padres’ manager Andy Green to be ejected from the game. The umpires called a balk on Padres’ right-hander Colin Rae which allowed Andrew McCutchen to walk home from third base making the score  2-0 in favor of the Pirates. The umpires reversed the call, sending McCutchen back to third and then reversed the call again allowing McCutchen to score and charging Rae with a balk. It […]

McGwire first PED-linked player to manage in the big leagues

Future Hall of Famer Beltre should remain with Rangers Third baseman Adrian Beltre has spent nearly a third of his 18-year big-league career with the Texas Rangers. He will be eligible for free agency next fall, but he would like to finish his career with the team he has had his best years with. The aging Beltre will be 37 this season, and while that may seem old for a contract extension, he’d like to remain with the team he’s called home for the last five years, saying recently, “If they want me, I guess I will probably be here.” President of baseball operations […]

Rangers should extend Beltre’s contract sooner than later

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 ...

Alex Rodriguez may have a few decision making issues, and there’s that little lying problem too. He first believed that denying using any performance enhancing drugs was the way to go, as if people weren’t going to find out. He was caught in his lie in 2009 and 2013 but who knows what else he may have not told the truth about. Well, all of his denials and appeals and lawsuits and lies, were all bad decisions. His latest awesome idea was to align himself with Barry Bonds. The two have been working out together in recent months and this is […]

Alex Rodriguez makes another smart decision

As many of you may know, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce the results of this year’s voting for inductees for the class of the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. This can go anyway and it has in the past. Sometimes no one gets the 75% of the vote required to be inducted into the Hall of Fame whereas other years there are many inductees. In 2013 no one was elected. The player’s Hall of Fame Class of 2014 consisted of pitcher Greg Maddux, infamous hitter “The Big Hurt” Frank Thomas and pitcher Tom Glavine. […]

2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot: Player Profiles

  The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced Saturday that there will be changes, effective immediately, to rules of voting used by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) that determine player eligibility. The new rule which changes a players eligibility to be on the Hall of Fame ballot are literally in effect as I type this and will affect the 2015 ballot. Only three players are exempt from the new rules but I will get to that.  It’s been the policy of the HOF and BBWAA that a player is allowed to be on the ballot for 15 years. If […]

Hall of Fame announces change to eligibility rules