Japan Wins WBC

Japan won the World Baseball Classic, taking the championship game over Team USA 3-2. While personally don’t like the format of single-elimination following the round robin portion…single elimination in a baseball tournament just doesn’t sit well with me…I will admit the final culminated in a narrative writer’s dream. Down 3-1 in the 8th, Kyle Schwarber…… Continue reading Japan Wins WBC


I haven’t posted in a while, but baseball goes on. Los Tigres del Licey won their 11th Caribbean Series. The college baseball regular season is ongoing. The arbitration decisions are all made. Spring training games have begun. Some teams have already been bitten by the injury bug (Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas had to have shoulder…… Continue reading Doings

Cy Young Gaffe

Saturday night was the annual BBWAA awards dinner. Justin Verlander and Sandy Alcantara picked up their Cy Young Awards. The BBWAA changed the wording in the trophy for this year—switching out “most outstanding pitcher” to “most valuable pitcher”…or so they thought. Instead, this prized trophy…from the writers but apparently not the editors…read “most valuble” pitcher.…… Continue reading Cy Young Gaffe

HoF Voting Update

This year’s BBWAA Hall of Fame vote will be announced in one week. Approximately 41% of the expected ballots have been revealed as published at http://www.bbhoftracker.com/2022/11/2023-bbhof-tracker-summary-and-leaderboard/#main-navigation Right now Scott Rolen and Todd Helton are hovering in the 80% range. That doesn’t mean for sure they will get in. A large percentage of the, um, grumpier…… Continue reading HoF Voting Update