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Baseball’s Best Player (without stats)

Tweet Baseball’s best player (or two) is usually awarded annually to the MVP – hence the reason for the award. There are years when more than one player is a viable candidate to be called the best in baseball. This is when stats and numbers are crunched and compared to figure out who is most […]

Evan Longoria has a Spring Training Beard

Tweet Evan Longoria has a new look to start the 2017 baseball season. He has joined the likes of Jake Arrieta, Evan Gattis, and Justin Turner and refused to use a razor on his face. Yes, Evan Longoria now has a thick burly beard that will be donned on the diamond come Opening Day. Longoria […]

Baseball Christmas Lights in Reno

Tweet Baseball Christmas Lights The holidays are upon us, and that means nights will be a little bit brighter for the rest of the year.  Houses, offices, downtown buildings and more will be donned in Christmas lights.  Some colored and some all white.  Some flashing and some steady. There are the over-the-top festivities that include […]

Name Changes in Minor League Baseball 2017

Tweet Name changes are becoming a “thing” in minor league baseball.  If you haven’t noticed, there have been a plethora of minor league name changes the since the World Series ended. Not “minor changes” but “Minor League Baseball” name changes. This happens more often in MiLB than anywhere, partly because there are 120+ teams that […]

Cleveland Indians in the World Series

Tweet The Cleveland Indians are headed to their first World Series since 1997. A mere 19 years have separated Cleveland’s last two trips to the fall classic. A lot has happened since then… Derek Jeter has come and gone. The Expos relocated to Washington to become the Nationals. Interleague has become a staple in every […]