Buck Showalter has a tortured history of one of baseball’s most consistent managers. After resurrecting championship hopes for teams in New York, Arizona, and (to a lesser extent) Texas, Showalter was shown the door in all three cities before each of them went on to either win multiple World Series, or content for them. Now, […]Read more "The Mustard Seeds: Buck Showalter vs. The New York Yankees"
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"
Hopefully, you’ve noticed that baseball has entered its postseason – that time of year where even jaded hockey fans tune into the World Series and say, “You know what? Baseball’s playoffs are actually pretty exciting…” Gee, how bold of you. Well, in case you missed it, some YouTuber got the party started early with a […]Read more "The MLB Playoffs, Gangnam Style…"
Crunch time. The end. Finito. And, for the first time ever, five teams get a chance. Well, do they really, though? Realistically, that one-game playoff between the top two Wild Card teams in either league will always be treated like the last regular season game of the year. Playoffs should always be treated like orgies: […]Read more "Yankees, Orioles, Athletics, and Rays: The Countdown Begins for Baseball’s Playoffs"
It gets better. Technically, it gets more probable, at least. (Photo “courtesy” of The Star) So, Major League Baseball will add a ninth and tenth team to the postseason. This has been known for months, as an official rumour. As the MLB always prefers to do, the league itself started the rumour and then waited […]Read more "10 Playoff Teams, and the Emergence of Toronto and Tampa"