Colorado Rockies Need Depth To Compete

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The Colorado Rockies had their ups and downs in the 2013 season. They started off as one of the hottest teams in baseball, going 13-4 in their first seventeen games, bringing high hopes to the city of Denver. The team looked as if it was going to make some noise in the MLB, but they […] READ MORE


MLB Draft Review: Astros Take Appel First Overall

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Thursday Night saw the first two rounds of the MLB Draft take place at Studio 42 of the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. For the second year in a row, the Houston Astros had the 1st pick overall, after Carlos Correa in last year’s draft. The Astros took Stanford RHP Mark Appel.  Last year […] READ MORE


Worst Umpiring Decisions of All-Time

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In yesterday’s column, I wrote about some pretty brutal calls made by umpires this season, which have in some cases greatly affected the outcomes of games.  I wonder, will these blown calls be so bad that they join the group of stinkers I am about to share with you? Well, read on and judge for […] READ MORE


Origins of MLB Teams' Names (NL West)

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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 nausea for the answer by any means necessary.  The good news is that I take all my hard work and […] READ MORE


Nick's Picks: Overshadowed by the Dodgers offseason, Giants still the pick in NL West

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Five picks down, one more to go! So far I have picked some interesting teams representing baseball’s six divisions (AL West , AL East, AL Central, NL West, NL East, NL Central). The reason why I picked these team isn’t necessarily because I think they will all make the playoffs, but that they will have interesting seasons and I think they are teams […] READ MORE


Amazing A’s: How Beane Created the Newest Cast of Moneyball Heroes

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“Moneyball” GM Billy Beane once again has the Oakland Athletics (54-45) right in the thick of the playoff hunt.  And in case you thought the A’s have simply been lucky, their current romp through the AL East has shown just how good this team really is.  Oakland completed a four-game sweep of the New York […] READ MORE