I visited Gilbert Lindsay Park, the site of Los Angeles Wrigley Field, the original home of the Angels. While there, I expressed my enthusiasm about the Red Sox, a team whose fan base seems to be indifferent about.
The Eagles won the Super Bowl. That is good news for Philadelphia fans but even better news for the Phillies. With a little pressure taken off of them, they can rebuild in 2018 and be big time spenders when an historic free agent class becomes available next winter.
Today's podcast, I crossed over with Kay, Laura and Syd, the hosts of the hilarious Washington Nationals podcast Resting Pitch Face. We talked about the pain of Washington fans, expectations of 2018 and their love for Tyler Clippard. Follow them on Twitter at @restinpitchface
The Angels have the best player in baseball and signed one of the biggest stars in the world. There is plenty to get excited about in Anaheim. I invited comedian, TV host and Angels super fan J. Keith van Straaten to join the podcast. We talked about his fandom, Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Mike Scioscia and what made the 2002 team so special. Giving Orange County its due on this episode of Sully Baseball.
Minnesota fans might see a title unlike any other in history for the Super Bowl on the site of World Series glory. Meanwhile the Pirates are sadly breaking apart. The Brewers should push to win now in the depressed free agent market.
The great announcer Keith Jackson passed away today. Most remember him as a football voice. He was also a great baseball announcer. He would have had more memorable calls had Howard Cosell not stepped on him so often.
Rafael Palmeiro is making a comeback at age 53. GOOD! Making a comeback all the way to the bigs would reset his Hall of Fame clock and give his career a better finish. I hope he does it with the Marlins, who I also hope become a safe haven for other comebacks.
I went to a Little League Field in town and saw the seeds were planted for the up coming seasons. It made me wonder who would sprout and be the biggest names of 2018. Saying good bye to the year on this episode of Sully Baseball.