Leonys Martin changed his swing again, this time with the help of Edgar Martinez and another secret weapon.
What does it mean to have your number retired, but only briefly? And who’s really Mr. Mariner?
What kind of production do teams receive from players tabbed to replace superstars?
Certainty changes everything. Baseball’s exciting, if for no other reason, because the Devil Rays–an abjectly bad franchise–can beat the Yankees every couple of times they meet. Unlike in football, the outcome of a single contest between a defending champion and a perennial cellar-dweller is relatively uncertain, thus every game has the ability to provide a legitimate sense of drama. It’s the lack of certainty that makes it the greatest sport in the world.