Paul O’Neill Number Retirement Raises Debate

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The New York Yankees recently announced they will retire the number 21 of Paul O’Neill this August. A fan favorite during his nine years in the Bronx, “The Warrior” will join the ranks of 22 other Yankee greats in Monument Park. O’Neill had a very successful stint in New York, helping the team win four […] READ MORE




Rick Renteria, Don Mattingly Among Manager of the Year Finalists

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One was fired after a winning season and another dealt with the first massive COVID outbreak. Nonetheless, Rick Renteria of the Chicago White Sox and Don Mattingly of the Miami Marlins were named Manager of the Year finalists announced Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Kevin Cash of the Tampa Bay Rays, Charlie […] READ MORE


Top Candidates for Manager of the Year

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Managers to Watch for the Manager of the Year Award The conclusion of the regular season is nearing. That means that besides the focus being on the postseason, discussions surrounding candidates for the various awards begin. One of those awards is the Manager of the Year Award. Often times, the Manager of the Year ends […] READ MORE


The Long Awaited Return Home for the Miami Marlins

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Home is where the heart is, a place where teams get that ‘home field advantage’. For the Miami Marlins, they haven’t felt that advantage in what seems like a lifetime. It’s been nearly a month since the Marlins have graced the confines of Marlins Park but for the first time since July 21, they will […] READ MORE


Derek Jeter’s Road to Cooperstown

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Derek Jeter Early Career Derek Jeter had mixed scouting reports coming out of High School. Legend has it that some scouts, while acknowledging his talents, believed the young shortstop from Kalamazoo, MI, to be too scrawny for Major League Baseball. The New York Yankees decided to take a chance and drafted Derek Jeter as the […] READ MORE


Ten Names Make Up 2020 Modern Era Hall of Fame Ballot

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The 2020 Modern Era ballot has been announced for the Hall of Fame. Ten names will be considered by the Eras Committee for inclusion in the 2020 induction class. Several players have been inducted by the Eras Committees over the past few seasons, including Jack Morris and Alan Trammell in 2018 and Lee Smith and […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 20: Brett Gardner of New York Yankees Ejected in Case of Mistaken Identity

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Brett Gardner Ejected in Case of Mistaken Identity Welcome to Week 20 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week 13: Gabe Kapler Gets First Ejection of His Managerial Career

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Welcome to Week 13 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one to five Weavers in honor […] READ MORE