Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 17: Chris Sale Slicing Jerseys

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Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen feel the need to discuss Chris Sale slicing jerseys to pieces. Apparently upset with the way his throwback uniforms would affect his performance, Sale decided to go all slasher on everyone’s digs. He got himself suspended five games for his trouble. There had to have been a better method of […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Episode 16: Hall of Fame Inductions

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This weekend, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will be enshrined during baseball’s Hall of Fame Inductions. Both well deserving of the honor, Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen remember the careers of these two all time greats. Before that, however, some unfortunate news about Clayton Kershaw’s back injury casts a shadow over what has been […] READ MORE






Ken Griffey Jr. Makes First Appearance on MLB HOF Ballot

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As reported by USAToday, the 2016 Hall of Fame Ballot has been released and Ken Griffey Jr. is one of 15 new names on the ballot. Griffey Jr., and closer Trevor Hoffman are┬áthe strongest candidates for potential first ballot Hall of Famers. The list of 32 names was released Monday, and will go out to […] READ MORE


Bryce Harper’s 2015 NL MVP Season

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This is a kid – yes, kid – who, at the young age of 22, should be walking down the procession isle of his college graduation right about now. Instead, Bryce Harper has already been named Rookie of the Year in 2012 and has been selected to two All-Star games. Since Sports Illustrated proclaimed Harper, […] READ MORE