News & Views

Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and the Hall of Fame

Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and the Hall of Fame
February 7, 2017 No Comments »

Joe Mauer hasn’t squatted behind the plate since 2013. But he’ll still be a Hall of Fame catcher someday. Won’t he? The popular Twin, a humble hometown kid, won three batting titles in his first six seasons. He won the Most ... Read More »

Why did Pudge Rodriguez waltz right into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Why did Pudge Rodriguez waltz right into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
January 31, 2017 No Comments »

Earlier this month, Ivan Rodriguez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s not surprising that Rodriguez will get a plaque, but it is quite shocking that the catcher was elected in his first year of eligibility. Catchers have ... Read More »

What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022

What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022
January 18, 2017 No Comments »

Today we learned that a trio of former big leaguers will get their plaques in Cooperstown during the last weekend in July. They are Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez, and Tim Raines. All three are worthy in my view. That makes ... Read More »

Selig and Schuerholz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by veterans committee

Selig and Schuerholz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by veterans committee
December 4, 2016 No Comments »

After pondering a strange ballot that included five players (some of them unlikely), three executives, and two managers, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s veterans committee has elected Bud Selig and John Schuerholz. Selig and Shuerholz will be inducted next July 30th ... Read More »

Baker and Francona are strengthening their Hall of Fame credentials

Baker and Francona are strengthening their Hall of Fame credentials
September 27, 2016 No Comments »

Let’s play a facts game about baseball managers. FACT: Every man elected to the Hall of Fame as a manager won at least three pennants. FACT: Only four managers who have won at least three pennants have not been elected to the ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, oldest living World Series winner, has died

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, oldest living World Series winner, has died
January 12, 2016 No Comments »

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a fantastic baseball player and a great all-around athlete, has passed away at the age of 96. Irvin overcame many career obstacles to garner the acclaim he deserved as a baseball player. He toiled for ... Read More »

Gang of four earn election to Baseball Hall of Fame

Gang of four earn election to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 6, 2015 No Comments »

Craig Biggio, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will join baseball’s legends when they are inducted in July in Cooperstown. Johnson, Martinez, and Smoltz, three of the best ... Read More »

Here’s how the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame election will turn out

Here’s how the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame election will turn out
January 2, 2015 No Comments »

Next Tuesday afternoon we’ll learn who will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the baseball writers. For the third consecutive year I will try to predict the final outcome. I have had some modest success in the ... Read More »

In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”

In baseball, is the right way the “white way?”
April 21, 2014 12 Comments »

On Easter Sunday, Carlos Gomez drew the wrath of Pirates’ pitcher Gerrit Cole after performing a bat-flip of dramatic proportions. Cole felt he was being shown up, Gomez sees it as a form of expression. Who’s correct? Is there a ... Read More »

Maddux leads Class of 2014: Baseball Hall of Fame results

Maddux leads Class of 2014: Baseball Hall of Fame results
January 8, 2014 No Comments »

Get ready Cooperstown, Mad Dog is coming to town! Former pitcher Greg Maddux leads the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class, having earned huge support in his first year on the ballot, though 16 voters failed to name him on ... Read More »