If you were starting a team from scratch today, without salary or service-time considerations, who should you pick first?
The defending NL champs vs. the team with the NL’s best record, and all kinds of star power.
Rocktober and a stable of young starters vs. the likely MVP and a parade of relievers.
Forget the Cy Young award. How about MVP?
The Game 163 tiebreaker featuring the Cubs and Brewers isn’t for all of the marbles, but just enough of them to make the loser’s road to the World Series fraught with handicaps.
Christian Yelich has done it twice this year. But who’s the worst hitter to have done it once?
I am a 40-year-old man who still plays video games. I say that (both parts of that, actually) with a not-insignificant amount of shame. I know I thought, at several points in my adult life, that I should probably give them up, but then I also discovered a level of disposable income, occasional free time…
You know, baseball was once a game we respected. We’d spit our orange tobacco juice on the dirt and set each other’s cleats on fire and then sigh and look at the horizon and say, “Ah, yes. Truly, this is the sport of kings.” Together, we’d say that as a team, in unison. Haunting, people…