MLB Slow Starts Worth Worrying About

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Over a month through the new MLB season, many stars are still struggling to find their form. While no season is defined by one month of baseball, these four players are having slow starts worth worrying about. MLB Slow Starts Worth Worrying About Brian Dozier Dozier is one of the few second baseman with great […] READ MORE



George Springer Is Off To A Historic Start

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Today is April 10th, and the sample size is incredibly small. There’s a reason baseball seasons are 162 games – the variability compared to other sports is astronomical. As it stands, teams have only played five to seven games a piece, less than 4% of their season. Standings to date are essentially meaningless. While these games count […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 32: Remembering the 2016 MLB Season

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With the 2016 season in the books, Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen look back at their favorite moments. Everything from knockout punches, to knockout home runs, to knockout pitchers are represented. It’s a real knockout. Then the pair discuss who they think will win awards at the end of the season. With the nominees for […] READ MORE


Cubs Demolish Indians, Force Game 7

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The 2016 World Series will go the distance. After being on the brink of elimination just a few days ago, the Chicago Cubs have evened things at three games a piece, and seem to have all the momentum. Tuesday evening, the Cubbies put a 9-3 beatdown on the Cleveland Indians, forcing the Series to its […] READ MORE


Arrieta Dominates as Cubs Even Series At One

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After being shut out for the third time this postseason, the Chicago Cubs flipped the script in Cleveland tonight, defeating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 to even the World Series at one game apiece. The Cubs rode a masterful performance from Jake Arrieta and the bats finally came alive behind Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, and Kyle Schwarber. Cubs Even […] READ MORE