What do you do if your team is located in the cautionary tale of post-2008 America, you’ve just blown another World Series appearance to an unlikely National League powerhouse, and the Anaheim Angels — the team that finished with a better record than you but still missed the playoffs because of the Texas Rangers — […]Read more "Anibal Sanchez is Apparently Worth $80 Million"
by Kolby SolinskyEditor, White Cover Magazine————————————————– Baseball is entering yet another winter of inflated contracts, long-term (soon-to-be) busts, and a whole lot of “What Were They Thinking?” Take even the biggest of the best who will be available, as Josh Hamilton and Zach Greinke are both in line for new contracts coming out of their […]Read more "The Bourn Ultimatum: Baseball Is Entering Another Winter of Ridiculous Contracts"
Your browser does not support iframes. As good as this MLB postseason has been once was, sometimes you just want things to speed up. You want to skip the foreplay and go right ahead to the cigarette or, in this case, skip the possible Tigers wins in Games 4 or 5 and go right to […]Read more "Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants… For Not Delaying The Inevitable"
We won’t try and sugar coat this or make it sound more attractive than it really is. 5 Bold Predictions? Over/Under? No thanks. Here are 5 Will They/Won’t They Calls for Tonight’s Game 3 from Detroit’s Comerica Park.(*San Francisco leads the series, 2-0) —————————— 1. Buster Posey hits a home run His rather average postseason […]Read more "2012 World Series: 5 Things to Expect for Game 3"
Nobody should rip you for being wrong with a prediction. (That’s why they’re called “predictions”.) But, to so callously and immediately write-off a champion from a League that has had two straight surprise World Series winners? Why, that’s just stupid, son. The scary thing is not that the Giants weren’t favoured coming into this year’s Fall Classic. It’s […]Read more "Save Me, San Francisco: The Worst World Series Predictions That Have Been Proven Undeniably Wrong, So Far"
Your browser does not support iframes. We have to talk about baseball this morning — Monday morning. As is expected — and, perhaps, rightfully so — the New York Yankees take up a lot of ink and a lot of air time. And, as their last opponents, the Detroit Tigers do, too. Oh, the mighty […]Read more "Will the National League Win Another World Series?"
In case you’re wondering, it’s not about “Moneyball” or their salary. It’s because Oakland is baseball’s shooting star. Look now, because you know you won’t see them again. Every swing is worth something. Every pop fly matters. When they lose, they have to start all over again. That’s why this year – and every year […]Read more "The Mustard Seeds: Why Does Everyone Love the Oakland Athletics?"
Take your Scott Hattebergs and shove ’em. This wasn’t about Moneyball or any Michael Lewis-isms. This wasn’t about a big payroll and a small payroll, or two of the more economically depressed cities in the United States fighting for some measure of respect in a sport that too often gives and gets none. This was about […]Read more "BOOM! The Oakland Athletics, Coco Crisp, and Seth Smith Win Game 4"
Out of nowhere, these two rocket-fueled teams have been forced to fight back against trends. With Oakland pulling their series to one game, the Tigers now have to find a way to win a game in the life-sucking vacuum that is Oakland Coliseum. With St. Louis remembering that they are the defending World Series champions, the […]Read more "The Mustard Seeds: Questions Surround Washington and Detroit"
What, you thought they were going to make it easy on themselves? It’s not even like they’re really in this thing. As convincing a win as Tuesday night’s 2-0 shutdown of one of the Majors’ best offences – and its greatest hitter – was, Oakland still trails Detroit, 2-1, in their best of five series. […]Read more "Game 3: The Oakland Athletics Are Still the Oakland Athletics"