The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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Since the last time we talked about this, it’s been a few long weeks until Wednesday night’s announcement of the official 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results.  Ryan Thibodaux has the current publicly-released ballots organized on his awesome HOF tracker.  We expect the results to be on the BBWAA Continue reading The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Choose Baseball

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One thing I’ve always been a proponent of is making baseball more attractive and accessible to everyone.  Whenever I announce baseball tryouts or conditioning drills at morning assembly, I always drop in a line about how baseball players are less likely to have their brains turned into chowder.  It riles Continue reading Choose Baseball

The 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

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Guess it’s just two guys after all the hubbub this winter with the Hall of Fame voting: Ken Griffey Junior y Mike Piazza, únicos electos este año al Salón de la Fama de Cooperstown. — Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 6, 2016 I like Enrique Rojas because he helped me learn Continue reading The 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

Santa’s Reindeer are apparently really good at baseball

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This Christmas, it appears that Santa Claus has been very kind to the Chicago Cubs, and by extension, to fans of the Cubs.  Of course, in order to do this, Santa needs some Christmas spirit to power his magical reindeer and his sled so he can fly his presents all Continue reading Santa’s Reindeer are apparently really good at baseball

Endurance, Resilience, and the Cubs

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I was trying to decide whether or not to include an Oxford comma in the title.  I ultimately relented.  I am not usually a proponent of the Oxford comma, though I understand why people use it.  Maybe I’m just stubborn, or maybe it’s an aesthetics thing for me, but I Continue reading Endurance, Resilience, and the Cubs

It’s Not Really a Market Inefficiency Per Se…

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Late last night (or early this morning, depending on your perception of time and semantics), I wrote about an issue that was well-described in Andrew McCutchen‘s article on The Players’ Tribune.  It doesn’t take too much thinking to realize why it’s so difficult for African-American kids to break into and Continue reading It’s Not Really a Market Inefficiency Per Se…

Baseball For Everyone

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It may be because baseball season is right around the corner.  It may be because I’m the assistant baseball coach for my high school’s team.  It may be because said high school has a student body composed entirely of African-Americans.  Whatever the case, there were a series of issues I Continue reading Baseball For Everyone

Getting Yosted…

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The Chicago Cubs spring training broadcast schedule is out!  And I’m sure in a few weeks we’ll get the regular season broadcast schedule too. With spring training upon us, it’s time at my high school to start recruiting players, holding tryouts, and setting up conditioning and baseball drills for our Continue reading Getting Yosted…

Go away football, it’s time to get excited for baseball

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Today, as the blizzard slaps the Midwest and Chicago area schools getting closed to give us our de facto Monday holiday to recover from hangover, the Super Bowl marked the end of football season.  The New England Patriots won because Pete Carroll had a brain fart.  So good day to Continue reading Go away football, it’s time to get excited for baseball

We have a new Commissioner in MLB!

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Today is January 25, and as such, the long (and mostly successful) reign of former Commissioner Bud Selig is over.  He is succeeded by Rob Manfred, who released this statement, which include these excerpts: My top priority is to bring more people into our game — at all levels and Continue reading We have a new Commissioner in MLB!