There are no rules in international waters, but apparently, there are rules when it comes to signing international players, and the Atlanta Braves broke those rules. It was announced today that the Braves have to forfeit 12 international prospects as punishment for breaking rules when it came to the packaging of signing bonuses during the 2016-17 … More Banned for Life: The Newest Member of MLB’s Banned List
*Brushes four months of dust off blog* Hey, sorry about that. That’s what happens when summer meets grad school meets working full time meets working on the weekends. I guess I’m only here to mourn the end of the 2017 Boston Red Sox season, which promptly ended today after, well, a really weird game. I mean … More Careful Kid, They’ll Break Your Heart
Last night, all of Red Sox Nation finally accepted that David Ortiz is actually retired as the team officially retired his jersey number, 34, in a pre-game ceremony. Most Red Sox fans, including myself, were in denial about Ortiz not being in a Red Sox uniform this season and may have secretly been hoping he … More #34EVER
If there’s one thing I associate summer with, it’s baseball. Sure the season normally starts in April, but it’s not the same as warm summer nights at the park eating hot dogs and cheering on the home team. Every June the top eight teams in DI college baseball head out to Omaha, Nebraska for the … More Why I Love College Baseball
I’m lucky if I watch one baseball game a week. High school me would be very disappointed in current me for not religiously watching games. I have been using the games as background noise as I’m writing papers for grad classes, so I guess that works? But if you asked me what teams are good … More Baseball Things Are Happening?
Eight years ago today, Major League Baseball lost a young star, and although I’m not a Los Angeles Angels fan, it still sticks with me. Pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed by a drunk driver just hours after starting the previous night’s game. He was a passenger in the car that was struck and died as … More Calling All You Angels
In case you live under a rock (or don’t like baseball, which I don’t know why you wouldn’t), Major League Baseball announced yesterday that it is getting rid of the intentional walk and instead allowing managers to use a signal from the dugout. Getting rid of the old-fashioned intentional walk would eliminate about a minute … More Don’t Intentionally Walk This Way