The United States Soccer Team lost its first soccer game against Canada in 34 years last night. The USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter, however, had a reason for such an outcome. According to the 46-year old, there was no desire among the American players, which caused this catastrophic result. "The biggest … Read More... about Gregg Berhalter Accuses the Players of Lack of Will, Experts Slam the USMNT Head Coach
Newsflash - sports change over time. The teams that were good 10 years ago are no longer good. The stars of yesterday are now washed up veterans. A new wave of young talent has taken over. Failing to keep up with these changes will lead you to make poor wagering decisions. In other words, you’ll lose money. Maybe you live on the West Coast and don’t follow the Tigers … [Read more...] about MLB Mystery Player Game
Think real hard. Have you ever seen a triple play and back-to-back home runs in the same inning of a Major League baseball game? If you answered yes, you are lying! 1. 2. 3. Don't believe me? Just watch. 👀#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/xZRl9hq6fx — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 23, 2019 That was the triple play. Shortly after, Jorge Polanco and Nelson Cruz each went yard … [Read more...] about More Rare Things Happening in Baseball
Towering home runs and 100+ MPH strikeouts get the fans out of their seats, but what about fielding? Ask fans of any sport if they would rather watch good offense or good defense and the response will be overwhelming - offense, of course. Baseball is a game of failure, right? Everyone who has played the sport can attest this is true. Nothing is more fun for a hitter … [Read more...] about Fielding – The Most Overlooked Aspect of Major League Baseball
Did you catch the Red Sox-Dodgers Sunday night game? I did … all 12 innings. This was last season’s World Series matchup. These are two teams that could make deep postseason runs once again this year - the cream of the crop in Major League baseball. LA bested the BoSox 7-4 in extras after Boston stranded runners on second base in the 9th, 10th, and 11th innings. Timely … [Read more...] about The Little Things Matter in Baseball
This is how more experienced baseball fans must feel - sick of the Yankees’ and their “superteams”. Superteam - normally I hate that term but all bets are off when discussing the Bronx Bombers. I’m too young to remember the 1998-1999-2000 three-peat so I’ve only experienced the Yankees winning once (2009). Like any self-respecting baseball fan, I know about Murderers’ … [Read more...] about This is a Brand New Feeling for Young Baseball Fans
The calendar says June and it is time to ask, when do the playoffs start? I mean, we pretty much already know who is going to reach the postseason, right? WRONG! Too many people, myself included, are easily convinced of a team’s pennant chances because of a hot start to the season. It is June, but that’s still pretty early in baseball. When can we start writing cellar … [Read more...] about (Most) First-Place Leads Are Not Safe in Early June
It’s June! More than one-third of the 2019 MLB season is history. Do we know who will win the World Series? Who will take home MVP? Cy Young? Of course not. Certain things are safe to assume at the beginning of June, but most of what lies ahead is still murky in our crystal balls. What is safe to assume at this point and what isn’t? Before I draw any conclusions about the … [Read more...] about Do Big Numbers in April and May Mean Anything?
Small ball. It is a term used when a team scores a run without the aid of a big hit. Walks, hit by pitches, sacrifice flies, steals, and bunts are all textbook small ball. Some people you talk to will argue these will soon be a thing of the past as small ball is slowly disappearing from the game. Is it really? What do the numbers say? I have always been a big fan of the … [Read more...] about The Demise of Small Ball – Are Steals Up or Down Right Now?