Why the Giants Own First Place in the NL West

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The NL West is loaded at the top end. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres continue to be must-see TV as the division rivals wrap up their three-game set Wednesday evening. However, it’s another California team that resides atop the division, the San Francisco Giants . This article was almost titled, “Why the […] READ MORE


Bobblehead Mania

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The human head is attached to the spinal column via the first cervical vertebra. It is connected to the body by way of the neck, which is made up of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. The bobblehead head is attached to the body with a spring. The spring makes it so that with the lightest […] READ MORE


2021 Hall of Fame Results Announced

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame will induct no individuals that were on its 2021 ballot. This year’s group had numerous high-profile possibilities, but only so many can ultimately get in each year. The announcement came early Tuesday evening. No one elected to Hall of Fame. Schilling misses by 16 votes. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) […] READ MORE


Cheating in Baseball: A Very Personal Chronicle

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I am a cheater. I confess to cheating during JUCO sanctioned games in the mid-80’s by stuffing two tennis balls into the barrel of my old green Easton 35/31. The balls were spaced to roughly frame the sweet spot of the bat. A little super glue sealed the cap back on and I went on […] READ MORE


Reliving History: Barry Bonds Number 756

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Reliving History: Barry Bonds Number 756 The Plaque At Oracle Park there is a plaque that is hung on a brick facade in the right-center field bleachers. The six-foot-tall plaque is the shape of a badge that one would typically find on a police officer. Written on it is the last name of arguably that […] READ MORE


2021 MLB Hall of Fame Inductees According to the LWOB Staff

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The MLB Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious and exclusive clubs in American sports. On January 26th, 2021, the BBWAA will announce the newest members of the Hall. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 ceremony because of COVID-19, the 2021 class will join Derek Jeter and Larry Walker, Marvin Miller, and […] READ MORE


2021 Hall of Fame Ballot Announced

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The ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame 2021 class was released Monday. It features 25 players, including 11 who are on the ballot for the first time. Ryan Thibodaux, @NotMrTibbs on Twitter, tweeted out the ballot. Thibodaux will continue his work tracking ballots as they become public from BBWAA voters. The men who receive […] READ MORE


Albert Pujols Ties Willie Mays on All-Time Home Run List

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Albert Pujols moved into a tie with Willie Mays for fifth place on the all-time home run list. His home run Sunday in the eighth inning of Carlos Estévez of the Colorado Rockies was the 660th of his career. 6️⃣6️⃣0️⃣!!! pic.twitter.com/O31nUhiqWu — Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) September 13, 2020 Career Milestones The home run is […] READ MORE


Looking Back: 1985 MLB Draft

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The third installment of “Looking Back” will be about the greatest draft in MLB history. The 1985 MLB draft had three Hall of Fame players and two other players who should be in. Additionally, there are several players who had great careers. This draft had one of the best value picks and one of the […] READ MORE


All-Time Great National League Team Hitters

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Since 1933, the American League and National League have squared off in arguably sport’s most popular exhibition game. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game has been host to literally hundreds of the games greatest players. But, of all of the all-stars in the history of the game, who would be considered the best? Let’s go […] READ MORE