Tag Archives: baseball

  • 15 Hottest MLB All-Star WAGs of 2013

    15 Hottest MLB All-Star WAGs of 2013

    Well, the 2013 MLB All-Star Game is over, and we’ve covered the event from a number of angles this year. We’ve talked about the Home Run Derby and the supposed derby curse. We’ve talked about the changes MLB could make to ensure the ASG remains the best such event in pro sports. And we’ve even […]

  • 9 Ways to Improve the MLB All-Star Game

    9 Ways to Improve the MLB All-Star Game

    Tonight is the 2013 MLB All-Star Game—the only one of the major pro sports all-star games that is at all worth watching. However, if Major League Baseball isn’t careful, they might just see this venerable and historic event turn into a pointless circus just like the NHL, NBA, and NFL. Now, I’m not saying the […]

  • 9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    Have you ever heard of the Home Run Derby curse? It’s the idea that, after players compete in the derby prior to the Midsummer Classic, their production drops off in the second half of the season. And it’s not a myth. It’s a real, measurable phenomenon. Since 2000, the batting average, on-base percentage, and especially […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 15th) — Safeco Field

    This Day In Sports History (July 15th) — Safeco Field

    It was on this day in 1999 that Safeco Field opened in Seattle, Washington.  The Seattle Mariners would go on to lose their first ever game at Safeco Field to the San Diego Padres by a score of 3-2. Safeco Field is home to a very unique retractable roof.  Unlike other retractable roofs that cover […]