Why Orriz’s 2016 Campaign Could Put Him on 1st Ballot

For the past few years as David Ortiz’s career has been coming to a close, him being worthy of a spot in the Hall has had a lot of controversial, but what he is doing in 2016 thus far, at the age of 40, is behind remarkable. Yes, the biggest point brought to indicate him not being Hall of Fame worthy is the fact that David has been a DH almost his entire career, but is that to say he can’t get into the Hall, while a guy like Frank Thomas got inducted on the first ballot? On the other Continue reading Why Orriz’s 2016 Campaign Could Put Him on 1st Ballot

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Reaches 300 K’s; Is Clayton Kershaw Human?

For the last 5 seasons Clayton Kershaw has no doubt been the best pitcher in the game, however, this season, he reached a level beyond god-like. Kershaw has become the first pitcher in 13 years to reach 300 strikeouts during one season. Before 2014, he was putting together a stretch of years that hasn’t been seen in similarities since Sandy Koufax back in the early 60’s, so no one though there was another level. However, there was another level, as he not only won the Cy Young Award, but also the MVP in 2014, along with his first no-hitter. So, Continue reading Reaches 300 K’s; Is Clayton Kershaw Human?

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The Passing of a Baseball Hero

At 90-years-old, Yogi Berra was still the face of baseball’s rich history, and still saying his famous Berra-isms. Yet, 90 years is a long life, especially after winning 10 World Series rings squatting behind the plate. America will not only miss Berra as a former 3-time AL MVP winner during the second dead ball era, but as a great WWII veteran ,when he marched onto the beaches of Normandy before beginning his 18 years with the Yankees. Yogi Berra may not have the best Hall of Fame total numbers, but he never lost value over 18 seasons, as all the Continue reading The Passing of a Baseball Hero

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Where Do the 2001 Mariners Rank Among the All Time Great Teams?

Throughout baseball history there have been several historic teams. The 1927 and 1998 Yankees, the 1906 Cubs, and the 1976 Reds are just a few that come to mind. Those teams had utterly dominant regular seasons and post seasons. And that is where one has to ask the question how significant and great was the 2001 Mariners 116-46 regular season and eventual five game loss to the New York Yankees in the ALCS rank? Now it should be known the loss to the Yankees was at the tail end of one of the greatest dynasties in the sport’s history, so Continue reading Where Do the 2001 Mariners Rank Among the All Time Great Teams?

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