THE CASE FOR KEITH HERNANDEZ
Baseball Reflections
by Brian Daring
1w ago
Tempers flared on a muggy summer night in July of 1986 on the artificial turf of Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. With one out in the bottom of the 10th inning of a 3-3 tie with the Mets, 45-year-old Pete Rose singled to center for the Reds. Eric Davis, in his first full season with the Reds, was sent in to pinch run for the aging hit king. Davis stole second then immediately tried to steal third on the next pitch. Popping up from his slide, Davis found himself face-to-face with the Mets’ feisty third baseman Ray Knight, whom he gave a slight push. Knight responded with a swing-and-miss right ..read more
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DO WE REALLY NEED MORE BASEBALL STATISTICS?
Baseball Reflections
by Brian Daring
3w ago
Not very many baseball fans remember Bobby Bragan today. He did not have a very memorable major league career. He had a .240 lifetime batting average and a .282 on-base percentage (back when no one paid attention to OBP) for the Phillies and Dodgers from 1940 to 1948. He went on to become manager of the Pirates, Indians, and Braves. He enjoyed modest success with the Milwaukee Braves from 1963 to 1965 and was the Braves manager when they moved to Atlanta in 1966, where he was fired mid-season. But perhaps Bobby Bragan’s most memorable feat was a quote he made about baseball ..read more
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Craziest MLB World Series Wagers Ever Made
Baseball Reflections
by Guest
1M ago
The tale of Mattress Mack, who tried to make the largest winning bet in Baseball World Series history, is well known. As far as I can tell, he always puts a significant chunk of his wealth on the Texas Astros to win the World Series. How likely is it that he will really cash in his prize? What will happen next, only time can tell. Do you really think it’s a good idea to put up a million dollars to bet on the World Series? According to online casino reviews it’s really more prevalent than you may imagine. It’s not uncommon to hear stories of affluent sports fans making bets on their teams in th ..read more
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WHAT IS VALUABLE?
Baseball Reflections
by Brian Daring
1M ago
What does Willie McGee have in common with Lou Gehrig? What does Phil Cavarretta have in common with Ted Williams? What about Jim Konstanty with Willie Mays? The answer is they all won MVP awards. How is it that some of the greatest players of all-time have won the same award as players whose careers did not even come close to reaching the same level or perhaps even players you never heard of before? It might well be the many different definitions of “most valuable” that have formed and changed over the years ever since the Baseball Writers Association of America began voting for the award in ..read more
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Three Most Impactful MLB Free Agent Signings
Baseball Reflections
by Guest
1M ago
The winter months might seem like they are pretty chilly for baseball fans, considering the prospect of going to a game in sunny weather doesn’t exist for a little while. However, the MLB hot stove brings the warmth during this period, as big-name free agents look to remain with their incumbent clubs, or seek new homes. The entire landscape of baseball can change while fans are in their furry coats and cozy gloves. It can be fun for fans to read the rumor mill to see where some of the game’s greatest stars will end up. Some of the astronomical contract offers are also enjoyable to keep track o ..read more
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MLB Legacies: Mike Trout
Baseball Reflections
by Leo Knox
1M ago
Baseball truly is America’s favorite pastime: a fact that has resulted in a recent surge in Major League Baseball (MLB) popularity in recent years. With the rising quality of its players, and its marketability to young and old fans, MLB now houses some of the sporting world’s greatest figures. Ever-changing MLB odds are a testament to that. One of these names you simply must know is Mike Trout, who is arguably baseball’s most outstanding modern player in terms of his accolades and playing style. Trout is every bit as good as other modern sports stars, and has shone bright since the first secon ..read more
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Ho! Ho! Jose!
Baseball Reflections
by Skadooley
1M ago
It appears Christmas is coming early for the 2022 World Champion Houston Astros fans this year as the team officially announced, via Twitter, that they have signed former White Sox 1B Jose Abreu. The three year contract, worth an estimated $19.5 million per year ($58.5 million total), adds another potent bat to this already terrifying Astros lineup. The 3x All Star, 2014 American League Rookie of the Year & 2020 AL MVP has spent all nine seasons of his career in Chicago but will be 36 years old by the time opening day arrives and is coming off a career low in home runs (15). That’s not to ..read more
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The Training and Winning Strategies Baseball Players Need to Succeed
Baseball Reflections
by Alex Larsen
1M ago
There’s no question that in order to be a successful baseball player, you need to have talent and put in the hard work. But did you know that training and having the right strategies are just as important? In this blog post, we will discuss the training and winning strategies that all baseball players need to succeed. We’ll also provide tips on how you can improve your own game. Let’s get started! What Does Baseball Entail? Before getting into the specifics of the training, it is imperative to understand what this game is all about. Generally, baseball is a game of skill, strategy, and luck. I ..read more
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NL East 2023 Free Agent Guide
Baseball Reflections
by Skadooley
2M ago
Atlanta Braves Notable FA’s: SS Dansby Swanson (5.7 WAR), OF Robbie Grossman (0.8 WAR), OF Adam Duvall (-0.1 WAR), OF Guillermo Heredia (-0.3 WAR), IF Ehire Adrianza (-0.4 WAR), RHP Kenley Jansen (0.9 WAR), RHP Jay Jackson (0.1 WAR), RHP Darren O’Day (0.1 WAR), RHP Jackson Stephens (0.0 WAR), RHP Silvino Bracho (-0.1 WAR)                The big question in Atlanta right now is where does Dansby Swanson end up. Coming off the best season of his career and first All Star appearance (.280 avg, 25 HR, 99 R, 96 RBI & 18 SB) S ..read more
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Baseball basics: what should a budding fan know?
Baseball Reflections
by Guest
2M ago
You may want to start taking an interest in baseball. This could be because your child enjoys it, your friends frequently talk about it, or something has otherwise gotten your attention. Learning about the basics of the sport, and how it is played, could be a good first step towards becoming a fan. This could also help you to better navigate conversations with those who already know a lot about the sport.  Learn when games are played Your friends may be more excited at certain times of the year than others. This may be because it is about to be baseball season in New York and throughout t ..read more
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