This Ronald Acuna hit-by-pitch is a load of B.S.

Thoughts and prayers to Ronald Acuna, Jr. after this bean ball. He’s been the most exciting player in baseball over the last two weeks with no sign of slowing down until Jose Urena decided to be a complete idiot today. Here’s the full video; I’ll see ya after. The first time I watched the pitch, I gave Urena the benfit of the doubt… “Ehh, maybe he didn’t have a good feel for the ball yet and the first pitch just slipped. Nope. The slow motion replay makes this such an…

Time To Let Kershaw Off The Hook?

“He’s an elite pitcher, but he can’t pitch in the playoffs.” 7IP, 3H, 1ER, 1HR, 11K, 83P. Clayton Kershaw led the Dodgers to the World freakin’ Series, and he puts up numbers like that. People can no longer say he doesn’t have the clutch factor because of a couple rough starts in years past. The guy is lights out, period. Invincible. I think I saw last night was the first time a pitcher has struck out 11 with no walks in the World Series, and I’d look it up to…

Chad Bettis Makes Ultimate Comeback

In a game where playing it was more important than winning it, Chad Bettis did both and completed an awe-inspiring comeback from chemotherapy on testicular cancer to pitching seven scoreless innings to help the Rockies to a win Monday over the Braves. This is the stuff that makes me love the game of baseball. These inspirational, motivational events have a way of pulling at your heartstrings. Last year it was Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen hitting a home run right after returning to the game after his father’s death, as well…

Best And Worst Nickname Jerseys

All 30 teams in Major League Baseball will wear newly designed threads for Players Weekend, coming August 25-27. The nickname jerseys are pretty creative with the colors, logos and, of course, the nicknames. You’ll have to figure out your own favorite nicknames from all the teams on your own, but here are my top five best and top five worst nickname jerseys as far as design is concerned. Nicknames. Custom gear. And the sickest jerseys you’ll ever see.#PlayersWeekend is coming: Aug. 25-27. https://t.co/yHdg1ehoigpic.twitter.com/i9BEbcfaX1 — MLB (@MLB) August 9, 2017 Worst…

Petter’s Midseason MLB Awards Predictions

Why did I waste away doing nothing during the MLB days off last week when I could’ve been contemplating who will win the three major awards in each league once this season is over? Here are my predictions, most of which come from my heart, not necessarily my head. American League MVP: Joe Mauerse Altuve Sorry, just had to throw out there my hot take that Joe Mauer is not a valuable first baseman. He’s a cancer in the heart of the lineup. First base is supposed to be that…

10 Things You May Have Missed In The MLB This Week

Just a quick 10 things I saw so far since Opening Day Sunday in Major League Baseball. 1. Twins Sweep? Woah guys. Is this team good? Sorry I titled this article “things you may have missed” and then start with the one thing that you could not have missed if you’re in any way a Twins fan. Minnesota swept the Royals this week. Last year, they finished 4-15 against them and never won two in a row. Overall, the Twins only had winning streaks of three or more four times. That…

Heyyyyooooo Twins Win

Hey guys. The Twins are 1-0, and they actually looked pretty good in all facets of the game today. They hadn’t won opening day since 2011. Lesson number one though: this team is not very good. They had one good inning and got some exception pitching from Ervin Santana, which won’t happen often. Things I am happy about: Santana allowed just one run on two hits and two walks in seven innings. His control was unreal for almost every batter. Who knows, maybe that’s on Castro behind the plate. He didn’t…

This Year’s Hall of Fame Class Is A Win For The Short Guys

Jeff Bagwell

Last week the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2017 inductees. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriquez all received the required 75% of votes needed to become a part of this year’s class. While each of these players all had different playing styles throughout their careers, they all shared one same obstacle, and that was their height.

Let Bonds, Clemens In: Jumping On The Baseball HOF Bandwagon

To start this post off, here’s my hypothetical 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot (by order of year on the ballot): Tim Raines Edgar Martinez Larry Walker Jeff Bagwell Barry Bonds Curt Schilling Roger Clemens Mike Mussina Vladimir Guerrero Ivan Rodriguez On to the Controversy Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens made my fake ballot. They’re still complete idiots, and find them to be a disgrace to baseball. That said, denying them The Hall doesn’t fix that. They’re two of the most talented men to set foot between the baselines, whether they cheated…