The Giants' Sandoval Can Learn from Nationals' Tyler Moore

10/7/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

There is a reason why the Nationals have a one-game lead in their NLDS and the Giants do not. At some point during the game, a player, or players, ...

MLB Playoffs 2012: Key to the Tigers and A's Game

10/6/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

Now that the silliness of one-game Wild Card's and questionable infield fly rules are out of the way, the real October baseball begins.  ...

Los Angeles Dodgers: Mark Ellis and One Bad Decision

10/3/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

The off-season in baseball can sometimes seem just as long as the season itself. Mistakes made in the final weeks can haunt a player the entire win...

The Importance of R.A. Dickey

10/1/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

"It is what it is." Many aspects of the sports domain follow that slogan as a way to decipher, possibly even answer, the trials and tr...

The A.L. Playoff Road Goes Through Cleveland and Kansas City

9/27/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

It doesn't take a stat's wizard to understand that both, the Indians and the Royals have no chance of making the playoffs this year, or eve...

Eric Gagne, Repeat.... Eric Gagne

9/26/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

There should be an overwhelming amount of excitement brewing as playoff time grows near in the MLB. The stage is being set, and the drama is unfold...

.500-less Days of Summer - The Pittsburgh Pirates

9/23/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

So close, yet so far away - and so goes the Pittsburgh Pirates season. The two-decade drought of playoff time looks like it will continue - an...

Irony'ing Out Jim Leyland

9/21/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

If there was ever to be a marquis difference between the sports world and the business world, it's this: Running a successful company in the bu...

Sale Away

9/18/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

If there was going to be an award for the surprise team this year in the A.L. it would have to be the Chicago White Sox. Currently, thanks to ...

MLB NEWS: Dodgers Paper Bags and the Phillies, Possibly?

9/16/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

Matt Kemp's crash into the wall, again, followed by a pure hustle play against the Cardinals last night was a perfect short-film for what has b...

Face It! What You Think You Know, You Don't.

9/13/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

It was a typical spring day among two MAC Conference opponents back in 2002; drunk people, more drunk people and college kids studying the media-gu...

Clemens-Aid??

9/11/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

You didn't think Roger Clemens was going to play a side-attraction for the Houston Astros - and their lost owners - did you? After all, this...

Chipper, Strasburg, Medlen and Pujols - MLB Weekend Notes

9/9/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

The biggest decision this weekend in the MLB may just be Bruce Bochy's indecision. During Saturday's game against the Dodgers, after a doub...

Bigger Than the Game: Adam LaRoche

9/7/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

Baseball, or any sport for that matter, has one major consistency, above all: concentration. The game of baseball has long been known as much for t...

Prior to Strasburg

9/5/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

In 1974, a doctor took a virtually-unknown baseball player into his surgical confines of all things scalpel and beep-beep-beep, and replaced the in...