Minor League Baseball about to fall for the con artists of MLB

According to Baseball America, there will be a video conference between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball on Wednesday. According to the baseball magazine, a source with insight into the thinking of both parties, MLB and MiLB have already agreed on a number of the major outstanding issues regarding the contraction of 42 MiLB …

MLBPA is entering the sign-stealing argument

All over the internet, Houston Astros fans are getting irky about the attention that the sign-stealing by their team is getting. How do they expect this to blow over like that when people are still talking about the 1919 Black Sox scandal or about the 1990s PED scandal. People will remember this for decades and …

Rob Manfred is looking for excuses for the way he “punished” the Astros

In an interview with ESPN's Karl Ravech, Rob Manfred defended MLB's "punishment" of the Astros' sign-stealing. In a long interview, he explained why he did not punish the players. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=yq1bX6F1FwU&feature=emb_logo In this interview, Manfred made a couple of statements that must make fans and non-Astros players shake their heads. Take this one for example: "Yeah, …

MLB’s lame attitude towards Astros likely will lead to retaliation by pitchers.

Yesterday, new Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, pleaded MLB to protect his players from being beaned by their opponents. If MLB would have acted the way it should, this plea would not even have been necessary. With Thursday's press conference by the Astros in which José Altuve and Alex Bregman apologized and also owner Jim …

Sign-stealing scandal cesspit is getting bigger by the day

Yesterday José Altuve and Alex Bregman made their apologies to the baseball world for their role in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal. Also, Astros owner, Jim Crane made a statement. In both cases, fans must have raised their eyebrows. A local Los Angeles news station, KTLA 5, broadcasted the Astros' press conference and labeled José Altuve …

Is MLB still credible?

A lot has been written about the sign-stealing scandal of the Houston Astros already. Yesterday, former Astros manager A.J. Hinch was interviewed by Tom Verducci. In this interview, he confessed he tolerated too much. Hinch claimed to be sorry for what happened. You may wonder if he is not only sorry for the fact they …

Bruce Bochy officially announced as manager of team France

About two months after his retirement from managing the San Francisco Giants, Bruce Bochy has been officially appointed as manager of team France during the World Baseball Classic Qualifier. Bochy, who was born in Landes de Bussac in the Aquitane region (about 120 kilometers Northeast of Bordeaux), is best known as the manager of the …

Today in baseball: Colt .45s become Astros

Today in 1964, the three-year-old National League expansion team, the Houston Colt .45s are about to move into their brand new home. The team will also change its name and the ballpark will carry that name too. After playing the first three seasons at Colt Stadium, which was made of bleachers stretching from foul pole …

Today in baseball: From high school to MLB in 20 days

Today, 46 years ago, David Clyde made his debut in the Majors with the Texas Rangers. Nothing special one would say. Well, the path he followed to get there was rather intriguing to put it mildly.  David Clyde had a stellar high school career with Westchester High School, located in Houston. Clyde helped them to …

New Appy League team sports logo with local twist

A few months ago, it became clear the Cincinnati Reds would replace the Houston Astros in the Appalachian League. With the Reds jumping in, they fill a void in Greenville that was left after the Astros pulled out of the Appalachian League. Yesterday the Cincinnati Reds presented their Rookie affiliate in the Appalachian League.  Since every …

Kenley Jansen recovers from two unfortunate outings

With Kenley Jansen retiring the side in the ninth inning, the Los Angeles Dodgers have forced a seventh game in the 2017 World Series. In another pitching matchup, the pitching staff of the Dodgers outdueled the staff of the Astros as the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1. Once again a run was scored on a home …

Dodgers tie series despite Jansen being human

Game four of the World Series was a nailbiter. It had all the drama you'd expect the Fall Classic to have. It was only decided in the ninth inning when the bullpen of the Astros collapsed and gave up five runs as the Astros fell to the Dodgers 6-2. Throughout the game the Astros were …

Jansen has a share in bad night for Dodgers’ bullpen

Until the ninth inning, it looked like the Dodgers would win game two as well when they had a 3-1 lead. But from there, their bullpen faltered and gave away the chance of taking a 2-0 lead in the World Series. It is clear the Dodgers are located near Hollywood as the team made a …

Jansen wraps up first victory for Dodgers

After the family of legend Jackie Robinson threw out the ceremonial first pitch, two aces battled for the win but the Dodgers stayed at the right side of the score. A vastly dominating Clayton Kershaw was practically unhittable as he bested Houston's ace Dallas Keuchel. Kenley Jansen did what he normally does: shut the door …

Astros acquire Justin Verlander in surprising move.

The Houston Astros have acquired a big prize just before the trading deadline of September 1st. In exchange for three top talented minor leaguers, the American League West team hauled in Justin Verlander. By getting the 34-year old right hander before September 1st, he can be placed on the Astros' post season roster. Another nice …