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Houston Astros Win 2017 World Series

Tweet The Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series on Tuesday night by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium. It is the first time the franchise has claimed the Commissioner’s Trophy. It was a whirlwind series as the Astros and Dodgers battled back and forth inning after inning and […]

Astros, Dodgers set World Series Home Run Record

Tweet The 2017 World Series only features three of the top 50 home run leaders from the regular season (Cody Bellinger – 39, George Springer – 34, Yasiel Puig – 28). However, the long ball has never been more frequent in the fall classic than this year. The record was set through only five games, […]

Playoff Success Determined by Divisional Disparity?

Tweet The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros are in the midst of a perennial World Series matchup. Did they make it to the pinnacle of the playoffs because they were really the better teams in their respective leagues? Perhaps they were better tested throughout the regular season with tougher division opponents whom they saw […]

Hitters Celebrating Over Warning Track Power

Tweet Yasiel Puig was criticized after Game 3 of the NLCS for prematurely celebrating what he thought was going to be a home run.  The bat flip was indeed epic, but what was more epic was the fact that Puig was able to make it to 3rd base after the ball stayed in the park, […]

Playoff Celebrations

Tweet Every year there are three division winners in both the American and National Leagues.  With the new wild card play-in game there are two wild card teams in each league.  This means there are ten locker room celebrations where lockers are covered, Oakley goggles are worn by players and coaches, and bottles are popped […]