Reliving the brilliant performance by Cole Hamels for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2008 postseason, when he was named MVP of the NLCS and World Series.
Voting is now underway for the 2017 candidates to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Under rules amended two years ago, players are now considered for 10 years. Those who are not elected pass into the “Era” committees, formerly known as the “Veteran’s Committee”, for future consideration.The current committees include “Today’s Game”, which evaluates … Continue reading Baseball Hall of Fame: Three executives deserve enshrinement
Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras, 22, killed in auto accidentFrancisco Taveras must have known from early on that his son Oscar, 2nd of his 8 children with wife Marisela, was going to be something special on a baseball diamond.After all, Francisco had first-hand knowledge of what it took to make it in the game. He himself … Continue reading RIP Oscar Taveras
Pete Rose with the Phillies in the 1981 season Philadelphia Phillies fans who were around to enjoy the emergence of the team as a contender in the second half of the 1970′s know the story well. Despite being contenders every season since 1975. Despite three straight National League East Division crowns. Despite franchise record-setting, … Continue reading Time for MLB to lift the ban on Pete Rose
If you don't know him very well, let me clue you in on Torii Hunter. He is the centerfielder for the Los Angeles Angels in Major League Baseball. He is one of the most outgoing, engaging, personable players that I have ever seen interviewed in the game. Oh, and he is African-American.That last part normally … Continue reading Torii Hunter plays the race card