Best MLB Hitter You’ve Never Heard Of

Eric Thames is the best Major League Baseball hitter you’ve never heard of. Hey, it’s okay to admit you didn’t know who Eric Thames was heading into this season. In fact, unless you’re a Brewers fan, Thames probably hasn’t crossed your mind since his days with Toronto and Seattle from 2011-12. But Thames is someone you…

Historic 1876 documents that launched MLB headed for auction

It could be called the Ten Commandments of Major League Baseball, even though it’s 74 pages long. Or perhaps, since it has just been discovered, it could be baseball’s version of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Regardless, the 1876 “Founding Documents and Original Constitution of Major League Baseball” are a valuable piece of sports memorabilia. The…

Miami Citizens Protesting Marlins Decision to Build Jose Fernandez Statue

The Miami Marlins suffered the incredibly painful and tragic loss of their former ace, Jose Fernandez, who was just 24 years old when he passed away in September 2016. Fernandez, as well as the two friends who were with him, died as a result of a fatal boat crash; Fernandez is presumed to be the…

MLB players are launching their own social media app

Major League Baseball players are launching their own social media app — but they realize it won’t replace the classics. And they say that’s not the point. The app, called Infield Chatter, is meant to be a place for players to talk to fans about — you guessed it — baseball. All your favorite players…

NBC Sportswriter Condemns American Flag, Military Flyovers as Symbols of Oppression

During opening day ceremonies, the Atlanta Braves offered baseball fans the lovely and unifying sight of an American flag stretched across much of the outfield, along with digital images of the stars and stripes on the team’s huge video scoreboards. Craig Calcaterra, a sportswriter for NBC, was appalled: “Will you keep politics out of sports,…

MLB The Show’s ‘ShowTime’ mode makes an uncommon rule relevant

It’s like getting whistled for traveling in NBA 2K17 or for 12 men on the field in Madden NFL 17: it should never happen because sports video games just aren’t designed to bring out the carelessness — or intentional stupidity — behind such violations. There’s no fun in it at all. But there it is,…

How Sports World Is Honoring For Jackie Robinson

Major League Baseball has celebrated Jackie Robinson Day since 2004 to honor the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer’s breaking of the sport’s color barrier. The tradition continues Saturday on the 70th anniversary of the monumental moment. As has been the case since 2009, every player, manager, coach and umpire in MLB will wear the retired…

How an Ad Agency Got Major League Baseball to Put Spanish Accents on Its Jerseys

Some 27 percent of Major League Baseball players are Hispanic. Ironically, though, Latino sports fans don’t tend to care much about baseball, and there isn’t a clear way to recognize how culturally diverse the sport is. So, in a project that took two years to prepare, the Major League Baseball Association worked with Austin-based LatinWorks to…

The 5 Most Valuable Major League Baseball Teams

The 2017 Major League Baseball season has just begun, and business is looking good. Average operating profits for MLB teams in 2016 was up 52 percent compared to the year before while aggregate team revenue grew 7.5 percent to over $9 billion according to Forbes’ Baseball Team Valuations for 2017. The average value of MLB…