Unwritten Rules of Baseball Need to Go

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The Unwritten Rules Baseball is a simple game, the pitcher throws a leather covered ball of twine and the batter hits it with a sturdy stick of wood. The issue is that the players have a code, the so called “unwritten rules of baseball”. These “rules” are enforced by players and sometimes can make the […] READ MORE


The Toronto Blue Jays Struggles will Continue

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While teams can’t win pennants in April, they can certainly dig themselves into deep holes. The Toronto Blue Jays entered the season with high hopes and playoff expectations, but already have shown a great number of cracks in their foundation. The Jays are in danger of losing the season before it even truly starts. While […] READ MORE


Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Season Preview

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The Toronto Blue Jays enter the 2017 season on the heels of an American League Championship Series appearance. They may have a slightly different look than what fans saw last year, but don’t be surprised to see this team return to October once again. The AL East is the most challenging division in baseball, but […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 34: 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions

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Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are back for the new year and are talking the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions. Are they satisfied seeing Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez enshrined in Cooperstown? Inspired by this week’s announcements, they draft their All-Hall fantasy teams. They end the show by reviewing the free agent deals […] READ MORE


Jose Bautista Deal a Head-Scratcher for Blue Jays

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The news of Jose Bautista re-upping with the Toronto Blue Jays was understandably a relief for many in Blue Jays nation. After all, it wouldn’t have been easy to cope with losing both of the Jays long-time faces of the franchise in one offseason. But while Edwin Encarnacion moved on to the Cleveland Indians, Bautista […] READ MORE



They Blue Jays are the Team to Beat in the AL East

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Though they did not win the division last year, the Toronto Blue Jays made a deep playoff run; they beat the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Wild Card game and swept the Texas Rangers in the ALDS; however, their World Series aspirations were crushed by an ALCS loss to the Cleveland Indians. Game Five of that […] READ MORE


Most Captivating MLB Moments of 2016

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As the 2016 calendar year comes to an end, the LWOS MCXM series captures the 10 most captivating stories from 2016 in each sport. LWOB takes a look at the most captivating moments from 2016, whether it be for on-field accomplishments, off-season drama, or happenings away from the ballpark. Most Captivating MLB Moments of 2016 10. […] READ MORE


Most Captivating MLB Players of 2016: Part 1

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As the 2016 calendar year comes to an end, the LWOS MC50 series captures the 50 most captivating athletes from 2016 in each sport. LWOB takes a look at the 50 MLB players who drew headlines this past year, whether it be for on-field accomplishments, off-season drama, or happenings away from the ballpark. Most Captivating […] READ MORE


San Francisco Giants 2016 Offseason Needs

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Believe it or not, an even year actually finished with the San Francisco Giants not winning a World Series. Although they did win 87 games and clinch a Wild Card berth before losing to the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS, it was clear that their usual winning formula was missing in 2016. The Giants 2016 offseason needs […] READ MORE