Analysis: What to watch for in the 2021 MLB season

By: Will Pembroke, Show Manager What a year it has been for baseball. The pandemic and stalling negotiations between the MLB and its players’ union threatened to end the season before it even began. Nevertheless, baseball prevailed, yielding one of the weirdest seasons on record. A 60-game regular season ended with the Los Angeles Dodgers defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in a six-game series, followed by a collective sigh of relief that the season finished without cancellation. Now, regularity has been easier to come by. Spring training is winding down, and a fresh 162 game season is set to begin … Continue reading Analysis: What to watch for in the 2021 MLB season

Opinion: MLB shouldn’t touch extra innings

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that it would be testing new rules for extra innings in the lower levels of the minor leagues, particularly in the Gulf Coast League, a rookie league and in the Arizona League. The new rule would put a runner on second base to start each half inning. The rule would be similar to the one used in the World Baseball Classic, where there are runners on first and second to start the inning. According to this rule, the runners are the players immediately ahead of the batter in the lineup, … Continue reading Opinion: MLB shouldn’t touch extra innings

Three book trip to Cooperstown

By: Jack Dunn ~Staff Writer~ The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) voted in the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 last week, as first baseman Jeff Bagwell, leftfielder Tim Raines and catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez were all welcomed to Cooperstown. They will be officially inducted into the Hall on July 30. Bagwell spent his entire 15-year career playing for the Houston Astros, batting .297 and hitting 449 home runs. His .948 OPS is 22nd all time. He won the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1991 and then won the MVP unanimously three years later. He … Continue reading Three book trip to Cooperstown