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World Baseball Classic quick thoughts

2017 world baseball classic

  That was a hell of a tournament by pretty much any measure: frenetic crowd noise, record-setting attendance, impassioned play, close games and intriguing match-ups. The World Baseball Classic commenced with little buzz, but ended up being a home run for the game. Hopefully Major League Baseball rides this momentum to create an even better […]

Dealin’ Dave Dombrowski strikes again, refuses to watch title window Sale away

chris sale boston red sox

Some people, for one reason or another, simply make things happen. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is clearly one of those people. Dombrowski, just like he’s done throughout his career, dipped into his cookie jar of prospects and flipped them for a star player, this time White Sox southpaw Chris Sale. The […]

Pablo Sandoval’s Weight and Defiance are Big Causes for Concern

Pablo Sandoval

This is an archived post from my prior blog, The Sprained Ankle. It was posted February 21, 2016. Every year, Spring Training brings forth a cascade of optimism and represents a rebirth of the things baseball fans love the most.  The interminable days of cold, dreary weather are replaced by the balmy and inviting Florida sun.  The howling winter winds […]

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