Showing posts with label mlb baseball. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mlb baseball. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Can Baseball Survive Without A Bubble In Place?

When the Flordia Marlins baseball team announce all the players that have Covid19 Major League Baseball's greatest fears were realized. Right now the Marlins will be sitting out until next week sometime or when they are cleared to come back and play again. Will this be an isolated case or will we see a lot more in the coming weeks?

The reality is there will be more positive cases in the future. If there is no more I would be totally shocked, to be honest. When MLB decided not to be in a bubble they trusted their players ould do the right thing 24/7 and stay safe. The reality is that will not happen as every player does not always follow the rules. This means if we have more positive tests MLB will have to decide if they want to shut down the season or not.

In my opinion, how Major League Baseball is doing this it is doomed to fail miserably. When you put your trust into Major League players to do the right things you just asking for heartbreak. I hope I am wrong about this but do not see this ending well for Major League Baseball.




Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Will A Shortened Season Championship Mean As Much As A Full Season One

Sports for the most part have been idled for a good amount of time and fans of these sports have been going through withdraw without them. Now that Baseball and Basketball are starting back up what does it mean if you win a championship this year. Will people put an asterisk by it or will they consider if a full season considering we are dealing with COVID19? Let's take a closer look at this and what the winners from these sports can ultimately expect.

Many people will tell you winning either championship will be tough and I do not disagree with that at all. Playing a shortened season and stuck in a bubble is never a lot of fun. As a team just putting things behind you and trying to win is tough when you are away from your loved ones for an extended time. I think winning the basketball championship will be a lot tougher, but both will have their challenges, to say the least.

In my opinion, were going to hear baseball did not play a full season and basketball took a break in-between there season. This is why many purists will not consider this a true championship whoever happens to win it. The teams that do win though will have earned it and will be called champions no matter what anyone thinks about it.




Saturday, June 20, 2020

MLB And Players Continue To Trade Offers With No Break in Site

No matter how you cut it MLB and The Players Union just do no trust each other and the talks are evident of this on a daily basis. MLB has offered a 60 game schedule which the players union wanting at least 70. According to  MLB the most they will accept is 60 games, so that is where we are right now. Is there going to be a MLB season or not?

The reality is I think there will be a MLB season and it will only be 60 games long no matter how you cut it. The players do not want to lose any salary and of course, MLB does not want to give 100 percent to the players. We also still have the virus going around in the background of these talks. The real problem in my opinion isn't this season it's 2021 and beyond.

There is so much hatred going on between the two sides it will be hard for them to get a deal done in 2021 and beyond. Labor strife will rear it's ugly head in 2021 in my opinion. I cannot see both sides working to a deal anytime soon. Major League Baseball is taking a hit every day this drags on.


Saturday, June 13, 2020

Why Can't Baseball Get It Right For A Change?

Well as the weeks go by it looks like baseball players and owners are drifting further apart which is sad. Both sides are battling about the number of games and how much they will get paid. Players want 100 percent of their salary and a certain number of games. Now I'm for everyone getting paid, but if you do not play a full season I don't think you should get paid every dime your owed. There are alot of people out of work, so you cannot expect to get much support from fans who are struggling to make ends meet. 

The owners are not much better as well. They are not willing to budge just like the players. If this season is going to get done both sides must come together. Getting a deal done means both sides need to compromise, but right now that is not happening and were at a stalemate. What's the future for baseball?

I really think a deal will get done eventually, but at what cost. Will fans return to the sport, or will they just move on. Die-hard baseball fans will return, but in the climate we live in these days getting along seems the easy way out. It's too bad baseball owners and players do not understand this easy concept.


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Do We Really Want To Know More About The Astros Cheating Scandal?

Do we really want to know more about the Houston Astros cheating scandal it might just piss us off more as fans? MLB did an investigation, but we really do not know-how through the investigation really was done. I will be honest I do not totally trust them to do a good investigation into anything. The reality is if they know more and it's going to hurt the product how do we know it will be included in the report at all.

From buzzers to trash can lids are just some of the props we have heard the Astros used to get an advantage on the competition. The real question, in my opinion, is what else did they do and how long has this been going on. Could this have been going on a long while and no one knew until Mike Fliers open the can of worms. Now other players have come forward with their stories of cheating they witnessed. This tells me this is widespread and just not an isolated incident.

Finding out more will not make fans any happier with the situation. You cannot take titles from them even though they cheated as the other team didn't win it after all. You can never know if the other team would have won if the Astros didn't cheat. Putting an asterisk besides the title makes more sense in my opinion. Hopefully, this will wake up MLB and they will be taking cheating more seriously.






Sunday, July 14, 2019

MLB Schedule July 14, 2019

1:05 pm Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles    

1:05 pm Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies 
    
1:05 pm Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees     

1:10 pm New York Mets @ Miami Marlins     

1:10 pm Minnesota Twins @ Cleveland Indians   
  
2:10 pm San Francisco Giants @ Milwaukee Brewers     

2:15 pm Arizona D'Backs @ St. Louis Cardinals     

2:15 pm Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals    

2:20 pm Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs   
  
3:05 pm Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers     

3:10 pm Cincinnati Reds @ Colorado Rockies    

4:07 pm Chicago White Sox @ Oakland Athletics    

4:07 pm Seattle Mariners @ Los Angeles Angels     

4:10 pm Atlanta Braves @ San Diego Padres     

7:05 pm Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Bryce Harper Is Not Worth 330 Million What Are The Phillies Thinking

No matter what anyone thinks Bryce Harper is not worth 330 Million dollars. His contract is worth more then what the Boston Red Sox spend to win the World Series last season. The Milwaukee Brewers only spent 108 million to make the playoffs. I just think the Philadelphia Phillies could have spent money more wisely than on Harper.

Is Bryce Harper a supreme talent? The truth is he is very talented, but he also has his drawbacks as a player. He sometimes is all about himself and not the team. Yes, Harper is talented, but you have to outweigh the negatives as well. The Phillies were willing to bet on Harper, but I think 330 million is way too much for a player who can be a problem sometimes.

I guess only time will tell if Harper was worth that kind of money. He will need to produce quickly and often to justify his huge contract. I just do not see it happening, but I have been wrong before so only time will tell.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

MLB Scores Sept 10, 2017

Tigers
2
Final
Blue Jays
8

Reds
10
Final
Mets
5

Rays
4
Final
Red Sox
1

Phillies
2
Final
Nationals
3
Marlins
8
Final
Braves
10
Giants
1
Final
White Sox
8

Pirates
0
Final
Cardinals
7
Twins
3
Final
Royals
11

Brewers
3
Final
Cubs
1
i

Yankees
16
Final
Rangers
7
Astros
2
Live - Bottom 8th
Athletics
8
Rockies
8
Final
Dodgers
1
Angels
5
Final
Mariners
3
Padres
2
Final
Diamondbacks
3
Orioles
8:08 PM
Indians

NBA Schedule January 23, 2021

January 23, 2021 NBA Schedule pretty bland in my opinion but still have a few games I will try and catch. Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets c...