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



Top MLB Teams Primed to Exceed Expectations in 2017

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By Mike Edwards – Last Word On Baseball With Spring Training and the World Baseball Classic well underway, opening day for the 2017 MLB season is inching closer and closer. That means its time to peak into the crystal ball and take a stab at predicting which teams will exceed expectations and become a factor […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings and Tigers Owner Mike Ilitch Passes Away At 87

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via Last Word on Hockey, by  Griffin Schroeder (Associate Editor) It is a grueling day for the sports world and especially the city of Detroit. Owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers franchises as well as the leader of the pizza empire known as Little Caesar’s, Mike Ilitch has passed away at the […] READ MORE






Detroit Tigers Acquire Erick Aybar For Mike Aviles, Prospect

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The Detroit Tigers have made a post deadline trade to deal with the recent surge of injuries the team is dealing with, acquiring veteran shortstop Erick Aybar from the Atlanta Braves. The Tigers gave up utility infielder Mike Aviles and catching prospect Kade Scivicque in the trade. The #Tigers today have acquired INF Erick Aybar […] READ MORE