Category Archives: MLB

The Asterisk Hall of Fame

I wrote yesterday about the four newest inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame and praised the career achievements of some of the biggest names in the game from the early years of my baseball fandom. It’s simple to talk about the ones who get

2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

On Wednesday the Baseball Hall of Fame inducted four new members. Congratulations to Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, and Jim Thome! For those unfamiliar with the process, the way it works is as follows (per baseball-reference.com): Each voting cycle, qualified members of the Baseball

The Game with No Clock

Pace of play I know today is an NFL day and I realize that this is gonna feel way too early for a baseball column, but it’s closer than you think. Between the 12th and 19th of February all players report to camp and every

Congratulations to Max Scherzer!!

Washington National’s ace Max Scherzer won his second consecutive and third career Cy Young award yesterday, edging out fellow finalists, teammate Stephen Strasburg and Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw. I thought Max would split some votes with Strasburg and that it might cost him the award,

The Schedule Loss

First of all, I want to wish a happy 3rd birthday to my darling son Brooks. You’re my best buddy! Now, onto Brad’s whiny soapbox! Somewhere along the line, prime time TV took over, which is really to say that advertising dollars took over. I’ve

Congratulations to the Houston Astros!!!

For the second straight year we really got spoiled by the World Series. Other than the late start times on the East Coast, it’s tough for the casual fan to find too much to complain about with this seven-game masterpiece of a finale. Game 1

Morton on Morton Crime in Los Angeles

Well that just happened. My heartwarming little yarn about a boy and his two favorite teams turned into a tragedy within 24 hours, and a fellow Morton (no relation as far as I know) is partially to blame. The Houston Astros have won the World

The Dodgers, the Yankees, and the 1997 Reds?

Brad is the de facto baseball chief here at SportsIntel but I thought I’d offer a few thoughts on my relationship to baseball considering the World Sereies is about to conclude on Wednesday. Okay, my mom asked me to write about it and I said

World Series Game 3 Pitching Matchup

The World series reconvenes at 8:20EST tonight from Minute Maid Park in Houston with the series tied at 1 game apiece. After a wild Game 2 that saw each team blow leads in an 11-inning instant classic, Houston looks to take command of The Series

The World Series Starts Tonight!

As the biggest baseball fan on the SportsIntel staff, I have been negligent in writing about baseball. I apologize. I think there have been two main items hindering me from writing: 1- I am still distraught over the way the Nats went out of the