Category Archives: MLB

30 Days of Summer: Seattle Mariners

For this edition of 30 Days of Summer, I will break down the Mariners’ past, evaluate their present, and look into their future. Ahhhhhh……structure.

Past

For some reason whenever I think of the Seattle Mariners, I think of that clip of the Mariner Moose rollerblading behind Continue reading

30 Days of Summer: Kansas City Royals

Guest author Jordan Gowing, a lifelong Royals fan, is helping us out in our 30 Days of Summer series. He takes a fascinating look at a marketing campaign gone wrong. Enjoy.

According to the Mayan calendar, it’s the year our world ends.  According to Washington, it’s the pivotal election year that will essentially decide our country’s future.  According to the Royals, it is “Our time.”

Wait, what?  You’ve got to be kidding me, right?  As of today (8/17/12), the Royals are a full 14 games back in their division (which has been one of the weakest divisions in MLB history); what is all this “Our time” talk?
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30 Days of Summer: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers (59-52) vs. Giants (60-50)

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DOUBLE HEADER NL WEST RIVALRY EDITION!

Today we’re taking a look at two teams, the Dodgers and Giants, that figure to be fighting it out in the NL West for the rest of the season. Below you’ll find a position by position matchup along with a prediction of who will be relevant in October. Enjoy!

Catcher: 

A. Ellis .283/.398/.435  “Young Elly” is really having a breakout year and is an offensive asset.
B. Posey .328/.394/.542 Best catcher in the game? Possibly. He’s been dominating ever since he came back from injury.

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30 Days of Summer: Houston Astros

ImageI once knew a Houston Astros fan. His story is what I can only assume to be all too common among the Astros. His name was Jordan Frye. What you are about to here is (more or less) a true story.

I lived with Jordan for 2 and a half years in college. He was quiet, kept to himself mostly, eccentric, and some would say brilliant. There has never been, nor ever will be, anyone better at NHL ’06 for PS2. He drove me into fits of rage as I lost game after game, and I was no slouch. Continue reading

30 Days of Summer: Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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DOUBLE HEADER EDITION!

Today we’re taking a look at two teams that figure to be fighting it out in the NL Central for the rest of the season. Below you’ll find a position by position matchup along with a prediction of who will be relevant in October. Enjoy! Continue reading