Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 45: The Extra Innings Problem

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball Sunday night’s Chicago Cubs-New York Yankees contest on ESPN turned into a marathon. The game finally ended in the 18th inning when the Yankees pushed across a run to end the impromptu double header. This brought the discussion of extra innings to the forefront thanks to the national television […] 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


Most Captivating MLB Moments of 2016

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By Brandon Murphy and David Schwartz – Last Word On Baseball 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 […] READ MORE



Report: Cubs Get Wade Davis from Royals

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By Blake Tarrants – Last Word On Baseball The Chicago Cubs landed a dominant closer in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, as they acquired All-Star Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler. Bob Nightengale of USA Today broke the news. The trade appears to be one-for-one, pending physicals. The #Cubs and […] READ MORE


Incredible Moments in Sport for 2016

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. The list has just grown a little bit longer, in terms of Incredible Moments in Sport for 2016. Today, the Irish rugby team gained their very first win over the New Zealand All Blacks–which has taken them over 111 years of trying. Moments like this have become more common […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 31: The Cubs Win the World Series

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball This is not a misprint: The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. In a game seven for the ages, the Cubs win the World Series on two runs in the tenth inning after blowing a four-run lead in the late innings. The first six games of […] READ MORE