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My IBWAA 2019 Award Ballot

September 22, 2019No Comments

Let the hot takes begin!  As per annual tradition and duty, I submit to the public, my IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writers Association of America) year end ballot.  This is my third time with the honor to weigh in, so here’s how it shook out!   What I Got Right: Vlad Guerrero Jr. for AL Rookie […]

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Buildup To the Boom, Part II: More Unforgettable Postseason Moments (2010-2018)

September 13, 2019No Comments

This is the second part to a post that I did last year: For Part I, click here As we stare down the final chapter of this decade in baseball, Let’s continue to take a look at some of the most epic non-World Series moments in recent postseason baseball history.  Since 2010, 11 teams have […]

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Mr. Unfortunate, meet Mr. October: Part I (The Champs)

October 21, 2018No Comments

As we roll into the World Series, we take a moment to look back at some of the champs, and chumps of baseball’s postseason (Part I, the Champs).  Some of these stories have already been told, and some are yet to be finished.  A fall from grace, or a rise from the ashes could still […]

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My IBWAA 2018 Season Awards Ballot

September 30, 2018No Comments

Every Year, the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America get together and vote on the major year end awards in baseball.  This was my first go-round with this privilege, and, of course, like anyone, I hate (some) of my ballot.  Here’s what I got right and wrong….   What I got Right: Justin Verlander for […]

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The Buildup to the Boom: Postseason Moments We’ve Forgotten About (2010-2017)

April 24, 20181 Comment

cre·scen·do krəˈSHenˌdō a progressive increase in force or intensity. – Websters Dictionary Ask most long time baseball fans to pick their “greatest game ever played”, and there’s a pretty good chance they’ll fire off an epic World Series matchup.  Whether it be a classic like 1975 Game 6, the pitching duel of Game 7 in […]

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Quarter Life Classic: **UPDATED** Last 27 World Series, Ranked.

July 4, 20161 Comment

***UPDATED TO INCLUDE 2016 AND 2017***   On Tuesday, October 19, 1903, the great Honus Wagner lumbered to the plate.  The game, and the season for the Pittsburg Pirates was riding on those tree-trunk like shoulders, as he stared down Bill Dinneen, the pitcher for the Boston Americans.  Mr. Wagner was one of the greatest players […]

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