James Kaprelian and Kyle Holder. I can all but guarantee that you do not know those names. They are the Yankees's first two picks of the 2015 MLB Draft, an event that only the biggest baseball fanatics tend to watch, given that these players will likely not make the Majors for three-to-five years minimum, and very few people actually know the players involved.Kaprelian, selected with the 16th overall pick, is a RHP out of UCLA. Already polished for a draftee, he sports an above...
Let's start with the obvious: as far as second basemen go, Stephen Drew is the worst. Not among the worst. The Worst. This season, his .160/.231/.301 line is literally the worst in baseball out of players eligible for the batting title, and while he has been above average with his glove, it is not good enough to make up for his bat. And yet, for some strange reason, it has seemed that, since acquiring him in a rare trade with the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees have been obse...
Since two pitchers within one week were caught with a "foreign substance" on them - Will Smith of the Brewers and Brian Matusz of the Orioles - the issue of pitchers and pine tar has, once again, become a major topic of debate amongst sports analysts and baseball enthusiasts alike.According to Major League rules, the pitcher is not allowed to have a foreign substance on his person that can be used to alter the baseball in any way, a rule added early in the history of the league because pitchers ...
So, about one-quarter of the way through the season already, and still nobody can explain the 2015 season - myself included. To start the season, they were one of baseball's worst teams; then, they grew mustaches and became one of baseball's best teams, leading the AL East. Now, after a middling May and coming off a rough road trip, the team is tied for first with the equally-surprising Tampa Bay Rays. But which of these teams - the terrible team, the league-best team, or the m...
This past week, players on the New York Yankees acted out a famous scene from the awesome baseball movie The Sandlot. If you haven't seen it already, you definitely need to. And that got me thinking....with Opening Day coming up within the next week-and-a-half, we need to take a look at this year's Yankees's projected roster - and, since there are so many of these out there, let's take some inspiration from the team and use theater (movies, musicals, and plays) to describe the team.S...
Apologies for not blogging much lately; things have been very busy. Hope you all enjoy this little parody of the famous Les Miserables song that I have written as baseball finally returns tomorrow.Alex Rodriguez: One day more, another day, another destiny, on this never-ending road to Cavalry. MLB who knows my crimes will surely come a second time, one day moreHal Steinbrennar: I did not live until today, how can I love when we are parted?Core 4: From now on we’re all worlds away, and ye...
Towards the end of the January an epic game of football is played in Hawaii, a game played with passion, filled with excitement, energy, and a bunch of people enjoying the warm Hawaiian winter. It is a game unlike every other, where the greatest players of the football season join together and show what happens when all the greats play on the same field for sixty minutes, a true showcase of skill and athleticism.Of course, that's what it is supposed to be; everyone who has seen even clips of the...
Baseball may be America's pastime, but more and more in recent years it has lost fans to football, basketball, and even soccer. They claim that the game is not exciting, that it moves too slowly, that it's too long, that it takes no athletic ability. And while everyone who actually played baseball knows that the last one is a complete lie, they do have a valid point - games in recent years have become increasingly and unnecessarily longer, with the pace of the game slowing to a crawl...
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