Professionally organized baseball has been around for 130 years now; through thick and thin. Despite any rough times the country has gone through, there has never been a game closed to the public; until today. On Wednesday, April, 29, 2015, the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards was closed to the public in result of protecting fans from potential threats of the recent riots. So, what does this mean for the fans, and how does it affect the revenue of the Baltimore Orioles? The fans can exchange their tickets for any other Continue reading Strangest Game in History
Throughout the history of America’s past time, numerous ways to go about building a championship team have developed and been torn down. The big role in team development for most of the 19th century had nothing to do with free agency, as players, due to a reverse clause, were bound to one team for life, in most situations. It wasn’t until 1969, that a player addressed the issue with his concerns. That player was Curt Flood, who took his case all the way to the Supreme Court wanting an arbitration process, but Curt lost the case. Then in 1975, two Continue reading The Changing of the MLB Front Office and Transactions
The 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds was famously known as the Black Sox Scandal because of 8 White Sox players throwing the Series on purpose to get paid by gamblers. One of those players was the legendary Shoeless Joe Jackson, who many say to this day was not part of the scandal/deal. Even if he was, how could anyone prove that he tried to lose the Series on purpose? He batted .375 in the Series with a homer, 6 RBI’s, 3 doubles, 18 total bases, and 12 hits in 8 games played. So Continue reading Shoeless Joe Jackson Hits .375 In 1919 WS
The departure of Matt Kemp to the Padres during the Winter Meetings was a hard pill for Dodger fans to swallow. Kemp was one of the most beloved Dodger players, especially when he was healthy. So his moving down to San Diego will create some heartache for fans at Dodger Stadium. Even though the Kemp trade was not a surprise, most fans chose to look the other way or direct the rumors towards another outfielder on the Dodgers trade block. Even though Matt Kemp’s health and ability has not been all that great the past couple years, fans still cheered Continue reading No Matt Kemp, No Increase in Ticket Sales?