The Pirates considered 2018 to be a rebuilding year. So naturally they are approaching the 1/3 mark of the season in first place. Now they are bringing up one of their top prospects in a year that could be one to remember.
I've been a Red Sox fan my whole life. Even when we moved and there was no internet, I still followed them day in and day out. They are the great sports passion of my life. But when the Red Sox brought back domestic abuser Steven Wright to the team, it put a knot in my stomach. It became clear to me that I had to stop following the team as long as he was on the squad. Baseball punished Robinson Cano for 1/2 a season for PEDs and Steven Wright 15 days for domestic violence. Something is...
On my birthday, I looked at how different 2018 is shaping up compared to 2017. Last year a handful of NL teams contended while the AL was wide open. This year, it is the National League that looks like a free for all while the American League is top heavy. Plus I gave my thoughts on legalized sports gambling, which weren't many thoughts.
The Yankees are on an unbelievable streak and will probably sweep the Red Sox. But then again, the Red Sox ALSO were on an unbelievable streak earlier this year. Meanwhile the Astros have been steady and on a 99 win pace and will probably be there when all is said and done.
I watched the end of a combined no hitter while sitting in my hotel room in Nashville, Tennessee. While waiting for the game to end, I pondered what would have happened if MLB had expanded into Nashville. I also tip my cap to Albert Pujols and his 3,000th hit.
The window of opportunity might be closing for the injured and bickering Dodgers. With that in mind, should the Dodgers consider dealing Clayton Kershaw? Plus Astros closer Ken Giles had a rough night last night. I feel for him.
Yawkey Way's name has been changed back to Jersey Street. That is a GOOD thing. Meanwhile, I think about an alternate universe where the Braves, not the Red Sox, stayed in Boston and Hank Aaron blossomed alongside Bill Russell in New England.
The Angels got clobbered at home by the Red Sox and dropped two more to San Francisco, derailing their momentum. If they want to make a play for the AL West, they need to play the Astros well, head to head. The Angels and Astros series starts tonight.
Giancarlo Stanton will get his hits. Don't worry about him. Yankee fans should be concerned about their pitching depth for this season. Meanwhile the Reds were right to fire Bryan Price but they should have done it nearly 2 years ago.
I have talked so many times about my dislike of beanball wars I decided to take a new tactic. Today, I SANG about it. I recorded before and after the Red Sox - Yankees game to show how the narrative regarding fights is always retroactively written.
Several teams have come out of the gate strong, winning games and making an early statement. The Giants are winning games without Bumgarner, the Mets and Pirates are creating a nice foundation and the Red Sox have won a week's worth of games in a row.
The crazy 13 inning looney fest Pittsburgh Detroit opener today reminded me of Flash Gordon for a lot of good and bad reasons. Plus it made me realize I was dead right about ties in baseball. DIIIIIVVVVVVVE into this episode of Sully Baseball.
My wife joined me to watch the Mariners and Indians game...and we discussed parrots, one flap down home run trots, the sexiness of Ichiro, the concept of ugly sexy and the worst calls of Brent Musberger.
Former Gold Glove and All Star outfielder Andy Van Slyke joins the podcast. He shared memories of his days with the great Pirate teams of the 1990's and other thoughts. Check out his new podcast, View from Centerfield. https://www.andyvanslyke.com/