Posts Tagged "MLB"

The New York Yankees are as hot as anyone in baseball right now. They are 20-9 on the season, and are coming off a three-game sweep of the World Series Champions Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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I grew up in the era of the NBA where isolation basketball was at its peak. Stars like Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Tracy McGrady would hoist up over 20 shots per game over multiple defenders.

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The Texas Rangers are famous for their ability to choke in key moments when they seemingly have the game won, or their division clinched.

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When San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner threw a complete-game shutout against the Diamondbacks in his team’s final game before the All Star break, around ten of his pitches were called wrongly.

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The ‘Mid-Summer Classic’ in Major League Baseball (the All-Star Game) is regarded as the halfway point for the season. The form of the teams after this week’s game is the best indicator of who will make the playoffs come October.

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If you engage (even casually) with the big US Sports news outlets like ESPN, Fox Sports or Bleacher Report, you could be forgiven for assuming that the NFL is a 52-week season.

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With the start of the new season of ‘America’s Pastime,’ many fans, like TV viewers, appear to fit into one of two camps.

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Most people blame the goat (or Steve Bartman) for the Chicago Cubs’ inability to reach the World Series, but the curse extends far deeper than most sports fans can imagine.

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There is nothing greater in sport than a champion for the people.

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Four Kansas City Royals players have been voted to the starting lineup in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, matching the American League record for most fan-elected starters from a single team.

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When most league fans heard about the so-called ‘Santa Clause’ that was inserted into Kieran Foran’s contract with the Parramatta Eels, we responded with surprise.

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The shakeout of Deflategate and the accusations that Tom Brady somehow orchestrated taking air out of footballs in an NFL Playoff game is on everyone’s mind.

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Eight teams have never won the World Series and two, including my team, the Seattle Mariners, have never even been to the World Series.

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In most American sports, as well as our very own AFL, a lot is made of the annual draft.

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San Francisco captured the World Series for the third time in five seasons with a 3-2 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday, sparked by pitcher Madison Bumgarner’s five shutout relief innings.

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The first pitch of the Australian Baseball League will be thrown this Thursday, October 30, at Holloway Field in Brisbane, and I think there are plenty of reasons for people to be excited, whether you’re a nailed-on baseball fan or not.

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Having been played professionally in America since the formation of the National League in 1876, Baseball is the oldest and most storied of the four major professional sports played in America.

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I would challenge anyone to find a team in any sport that has ever taken its fans on a bigger roller coaster ride than the Philadelphia Phillies are in 2014.

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The MLB circus has packed up and gone home. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will go back to his Hollywood mansion and work out how he’s going to spend his $238 million contract.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks ‘host’ the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second game of their double-header at the SCG this afternoon at 1pm AEDT. Log on here for live scores, blogging and commentary.

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