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Byb Hub
BYB stands for Bleeding Yankee Blue. It’s a very successful New York Yankees blog that was started six years ago. Since then it’s grown and Robert Casey thought of making the BYB Hub! At first it was mostly a collection of Yankees blogs, however there are now tons of different baseball blogs from one about the Boston Red Sox called Section 36 to BBST!  This is a great post by Casey on BYB Hub, baseball and most of all respect among bloggers! It’s worth a read!! Check it out: Don’t Undo What Was There Before You  By Robert Casey of BYB […]

An important post about blogging, baseball & respect from the ...


Happy Birthday BBST 6
Happy Birthday BBST! Est. May 9, 2013 I’ll keep this short because I doubt anyone will read more than the title. LOL! BBST has been good to me over the past three years and it allows me to see how far I’ve come, after taking  an eight-year hiatus from writing – much of well – anything after college (there were more lucrative jobs out there … it is what it is!).  My first few months of posts are embarrassingly awful. I had no idea how to blog and hadn’t written in so long so they turned out to be pretty […]

Happy 3rd Birthday BBST!!


A's Love, my rant
My RANT today – #sorrynotsorry! Dedicated to the A’s players and true, loyal Athletics fans! *Originally written for & posted on Facebook but I thought it needed to be (I hope) more widely read so here ya go: Ok, I’m SICK TO DEATH of A’s fans whining about the ownership. Does it hella suck? ABSOLUTELY, YES, IT DOES! However, is there ANYTHING that YOU, personally, can actually do about it? NO!   If you think boycotting games or discontinuing your season tickets is going to make a difference – then you’re WRONG! IT WILL NOT CHANGE A SINGLE THING!   […]

An important rant – dedicated to the A’s players and ...



houston astros, dallas keuchel, starting pitching, gray
Can it be? The Astros are short on starting pitching Yes, it’s true the Houston Astros starting rotation contains the reigning Cy Young Award winner in 28-year-old left-hander Dallas Keuchel. The rest of their rotation pitched well in 2015 too, however, the question is do they have enough pitching depth to handle an injury or to replace a pitcher who is having a poor season? Will they have what it takes to get to the World Series with their current rotation? After Keuchel, comes an entire rotation of right-handers. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing but the team won’t have […]

Astros must add depth to starting pitching rotation


AL West New Year's Resolutions
At Today’s Knuckleball, the wonderful baseball site that is part of the FanRag Sports Network, where I have the absolute privilege of being a columnist – a handful of the staff were directed to write New Year’s Resolutions for our regular division. Of course I’m the resident A’s and AL West expert so below you will see one resolution for each AL West team. *(Being more candid, as I am on my blog – what’s the point of a blog if not to be slightly biased and be able to express yourself ? Right?- I think the A’s will compete […]

AL West New Year’s Resolutions 2016


2015 ALDS, Astros bullpen
On this page I will do a short recap and post the finals scores for the games and when each series concludes there will be a recap of each! I’d love to do more on each game but that amount of time isn’t in the cards right now with my work on Today’s Knuckleball. However, I can’t just not say anything about the games so here goes … me attempting not to be too long winded …  ALDS: Texas Rangers 5 @ Toronto Blue Jays 3 Starting Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. David Price Texas:  Home Runs: Rougned Odor, Robinson Chirinos Yovani […]

2015 ALDS Game 1 Highlights



Ron Washington 2
Ron Washington is one of the most well-liked personalities in Major League Baseball, by the fans, the media, the players and his peers, despite making mistakes and having to fight his own personal demons. Washington has had his issues over the years and they’ve been quite serious, but baseball is a sport often known for giving people another chance – in many cases more than just one. So it may surprise you to learn that he actually had trouble getting back into the game after his most recent transgression. Washington resigned, abruptly, last September from his position as manager of the Texas […]

Ron Washington finds another chance with Oakland


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 rubber on the mound unless he pitches the ball, takes one step in an attempt to pick off a runner or if he disengages from the rubber he must drop his hands to his sides. According  to the Official Rules of Major League Baseball, in the windup position: “A pitcher must step […]

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


2015 MLB Draft, top draft pick
The 2015 MLB Draft began on Monday with rounds one through competitive balance round B. (If you have any questions regarding rounds one through three or the competitive balance rounds you can check out my posts on being a MLB Draft newbie Part One & Part Two) A total of 75 amateur players were drafted on Monday but let’s take a look at the top 10 first round picks. The first three picks in the draft were all shortstops. It was the first time in MLB Draft history that this has occured. The first three picks went to the Arizona […]

2015 MLB Draft: Top 10 picks



matt holliday
Update: June 9, 2015 2:25 pm PT The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday that left-fielder Matt Holliday has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a quadriceps strain he suffered Monday as the Cardinals were routed 11-3 by the Colorado Rockies. The team has already lost two of their stars to season ending injuries. Ace Adam Wainwright tore his achilles tendon and first baseman Matt Adams tore his quad muscle, an injury very similar to Holliday’s. Adams’ injury required surgery and he was moved to the 60-day disabled list on June 5. The recovery period is approximately four months […]

Update: Matt Holliday placed on 15-day DL


Stephen Vogt, first base
Before we get started here my one hope that you get out of this post is …. VOTE FOR VOGT!! Because all of Oakland loves to chant #IBelieveinStephenVogt for a reason! There is also the fact that I was raised an American League fan. My reasoning for picking some of the National League players may be shorter or based on just who I like … too bad, if you don’t like that! LOL! But it is my ballot! So here we go! 😀 Oakland A’s Socks Girl’s 2015 All-Star Game ballot First Base – AL – Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers – […]

2015 All-Star Game Ballot


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Dodgers’ top prospect Corey Seager got the call on Friday. Ok, it was not THE call as into the major leagues, but he was promoted from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City. #Dodgers are promoting blue chip prospect Corey Seager to Triple A OKC. Hit .372 with 1.039 OPS in 19 games at Double A Tulsa this year — Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 1, 2015 As Plunkett notes Seager literally destroyed Double-A so far this season! Baseball-Reference has his stats listed now that as of playing 20 games in Double-A he is hitting .375 with a 1.082 OPS. In 80 […]

Dodgers’ Corey Seager gets the call