Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 61: Red Sox Sign Stealing

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word on Baseball Ah yes, we have a Boston Red Sox sign stealing scandal. The Red Sox were busted using video and Apple watches to steal the New York Yankees signs over the weekend, which means Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen must talk about it. Sign stealing is as old […] READ MORE


Unwritten Rules of Baseball Need to Go

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By Dave Mitchner – Last Word On Baseball 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 […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 44: Mets Injury Crisis and Beanball Wars

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball Joe Hojnacki begins by expressing his embarassment to be a Boston Red Sox fan amidst the racist jeers aimed at Adam Jones from a small minority of the Fenway crowd. He and Greg Hessen eventually go over the worsening New York Mets injury crisis, as they lose […] READ MORE


Racial Abuse of Adam Jones Completely Unacceptable

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By Dave Mitchner – Last Word On Baseball History of Racial Abuse Seventy years ago last month, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the modern MLB era. The racial abuse that he took throughout his career is quite well known. Had it not been for a Hall of Fame shortstop from Louisville, Kentucky, Jackie’s […] READ MORE


2017 MLB Season Predictions

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By the Last Word on Baseball Editorial Staff Opening day is right around the corner. The smell of baseball is in the air. There’s a long way to go and a lot of ball to be played before we inevitably reach October, but it’s never too early for some good old-fashioned prognosticating. In that spirit, […] READ MORE



Five Burning Questions for the 2017 MLB Season

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball In just a few days, pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to their respective teams’ Spring Training homes. This means one glorious thing: baseball is right around the corner. The 2016 season brought fans history and heartache, tragic losses and cathartic triumphs, and perhaps the greatest World […] READ MORE



Boston Red Sox Acquire Chris Sale

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball The Boston Red Sox entered the offseason in need of an upgrade to their starting rotation. However, given the weak free agent class and Dave Dombrowski’s insistence that the club would not make any big moves, it seemed likely they would enter 2017 with a staff that largely resembled […] READ MORE


Indians Sweep Red Sox in 2016 ALDS

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball The Boston Red Sox 2016 campaign came to an abrupt end Monday night, as the Cleveland Indians put the finishing touches on a dominant ALDS sweep. The AL Central champs out-pitched the AL East champs shaky rotation, and out-hit what had been the best offense in baseball. In the […] READ MORE