View from the Cheap Seats: Pete Rose

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The view from the cheap seats hears there is now evidence that Pete Rose gambled as a player in 1986, so what?! Did you think he just rolled out of bed a couple of years later, as a manager, and said “Let me try this gambling on baseball thing”? Of course not. We all knew […] READ MORE


Super Baseball XLIX

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In the spirit of Super Bowl XLIX, we are going to count down forty-nine reasons that baseball is the best sport on god's green earth. READ MORE



Classic Logo Series: AL's Most Historical Logos

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Welcome back to Peculiar Side of Sports.  Every so often something in sports perplexes me, and I just hate not knowing something.  So, I do what any normal, sane sports fan does – I search ad nauseam for the answer by any means necessary.  The good news is that I take all my hard work and relay […] READ MORE


The Reasons Why Doctored Baseballs Became Illegal

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Two games and two controversial starts for NY Yankee starting pitcher Michael Pineda. In both games television cameras caught him with a foreign substance on his pitching hand.  Although it has not been confirmed, the substance resembles pine tar. Pine tar is a wood preservative that because of its sticky  texture, batters apply this to the handles of their […] READ MORE


Chapman Vs Chapman One Lived! One Died!

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On March 23rd, 2014, Baseball was once again reminded just how the Chapman name has impacted the game. Aroldis and Ray Chapman are not related. 94 years separate their careers. One is a pitcher, the other a hitter. One was lucky, the other, not so lucky! Aroldis Chapman was a relief pitcher for the Cincinnati […] READ MORE


MLB Needs More Bill Veeck, Not 7-Inning Games

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ESPN’s Buster Olney shocked Major League Baseball fans yesterday with an anonymously-sourced article about the possibility of reducing games to 7-innings, rather than the standard 9-inning fare of the past 125 years. The well-known sportswriter delivered his mind-numbing scoop in a subscriber-only post by citing a “high-ranking MLB team representative” who believes games run too […] READ MORE


How Frank Jobe Forever Changed the Game

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Let’s go back 40 years from now, all the way to 1974. In the baseball world, players (mostly pitchers) are suffering from an incredible pain in their arm that keeps them from throwing. Careers are being cut short over and over again, and great players are leaving the game way too soon. Thankfully, in that […] READ MORE