Sports are a huge part of my life and every sport I watch has changed rules and style of play over the years. For some changes there aren’t any hard and fast points where you can say the switch flipped. For others rule changes prompted the seismic shift in our games.
I’ve been a baseball fan for the better part of 40 years and in that time the game of baseball has evolved. I have to imagine for those of you who’ve been watching even longer the game is barely recognizable.
There is something calming about your baseball team hitting. At the end of the day, it won’t erase what’s happened but it sure makes watching more fun. Let’s talk about a few things going on and see if we can’t jump start our thought process on this overcast Sunday Morning shall we? 1. Why Don’tContinue reading “Five Pirates Thoughts”
Feels so much longer doesn’t it. That’s how long it will have been since the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates have played any semblance of competitive baseball when they take the field on Friday against the Cleveland Indians for the final tune-up series before the 60-game sprint starts.
Every Spring we watch pitchers dominate hitter in Spring. Sure there are your wind blown homeruns in Bradenton but for the most part, the main hurdle pitchers face is getting stretched out.
Independence Day means something different to everyone, always has, always will. To some it’s a time to celebrate the birth of the country we love, for others it’s a time to acknowledge the many imperfections of our union.
We must get our arms around it and come to grips with the fact it can’t be avoided.
Baseball, in the functional business sense is back today. It’s nice to see all the folks out there including Craig and I who were locked in a holding pattern finally able to talk baseball.
The wake of the MLB season finally coming into sight instantly brings to the surface questions that have been there all along but now take center stage. It’s one thing to figure out how all the MLB clubs can get back to work, its another thing entirely to develop a way to continue to develop the members of every player not part of the 60-man squads.
This weekend brought another round of MLB and MLBPA arguing with each other, accusing each other of being disingenuous or lacking good faith to negotiate.