The baseball world was given yet another shock this morning when it was announced that, after 88 years of players wearing their own uniforms during the Summer Classic, the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game would feature custom uniforms for each team. Here they are: Photos courtesy of Nike and Sportslogos.net If you looked at... Continue Reading →
Look at this Magnificent Jumbo Shrimp Roster!
We finally know who we will be spending our summer watching at 121 Financial Ballpark. The Jumbo Shrimp released their preliminary roster today and it includes three of the top Marlins prospects: Lewin DíazJesús SánchezBraxton Garrett The roster also features nine players with Major League Baseball experience. I have little doubt that some of the... Continue Reading →
MLB Wants Expansion Teams to Fork Over How Much?
So this interesting little article on possible Major League Baseball expansion and the absolutely mammoth fees that the expansion teams would be charged came across my desk late this afternoon. I had to stop and make sure I was reading it correctly, but yes...it really says that the cost to enter MLB would be "in... Continue Reading →
Random Baseball Photo of the Day
Beloit Snappers at Burlington Bees - Community Field, Burlington, IA - July 31, 2018 - I decided at the last minute to make the drive from Chicago to Burlington, Iowa in order to see a midweek game at this charming park. It did not disappoint. My family has a long history in Iowa, so I... Continue Reading →
MLB, Union Meet for First Collective Bargaining talks
Jeff Passan from ESPN has a good piece out discussing the first Collective Bargaining Agreement talks between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA as we get closer to the expiration of the current CBA on December 1, 2021. It doesn't sound very positive. It seems that both the league and the players understand that continued... Continue Reading →
New Season, New Rules in MiLB
Major League Baseball is looking for its Great White Buffalo - you know, that magic, wonderful, amazing, and concrete rule change that will simultaneously shorten the length of games, while also increasing fan interest in the sport for decades to come. But so far, it hasn't been found. The folks in the Commissioner's office have... Continue Reading →
Additional Thoughts on Yesterday’s Marlins v. Cardinals game
After a long drive home and some time to give the game a good think, I have some additional thoughts on the game, both teams, and some other various things. First off, the game was much better, and much closer, than you might think by look at the final score of 7-0. All of the... Continue Reading →
Where Should MLB play the 2021 All-Star Game?
Now that Major League Baseball has made the decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta, the league needs to find a suitable home for its summer showcase event. As we noted in our previous piece, MLB needs to move the game to a location where voter suppression laws aren't being passed or... Continue Reading →
MLB’s Blackout Policies are Incredibly Stupid
I know that this subject has been written about many times before, but I feel compelled to add our view on the matter. Major League Baseball's blackout rules are incredibly stupid and drive away younger fans that MLB absolutely needs in order to grow the game throughout the country. I'm writing this while watching the... Continue Reading →
Marlins Park is now…loanDepot park. Ok. Sure.
For everyone planning to head down I-95 this spring or summer to catch a Marlins game and check out your favorite Jumbo Shrimp player who got promoted, you now have a new name to put into Google Maps before you go: loanDepot park. (Yes, with a small "L"). Marlins Park is no more after news... Continue Reading →