Mark McGwire

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?

Ryon Healy, 2017 lineup
Twenty-four-year-old Ryon Healy has had what he’ll always remember as the best week of his life. Well it was a week and two days, it was ten baseball games and it was one heck of a week for a rookie. Healy has been a spark for the Athletics who have struggled all season. Now they have won seven of their last ten games since the all-star break and Healy has played in each one of those games. He even played a huge part in two of their last three games, both walk-off wins for the A’s. On Saturday, the A’s […]

Ryon Healy’s providing the spark A’s need

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

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 ...

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