Pardon my French, but what in the shit is happening right now? I literally wrote a blog yesterday about how it was the most optimistic I’ve been that we get baseball in 2020. Well, today is the least optimistic I’ve been. I changed my mind faster than sorority girls going from best friends to sworn enemies; but Becky did fuck Brad from Sigma Apple Pi when she KNEW Taylor called dibs on him, so I get why that happened. What I don’t get is how the owners aren’t realizing they would be killing their league if they don’t play this year. The choices are literally either play this year, take a hit on your bottom line and increase the game’s popularity moving forward. Or don’t play this year, be the only major sport in America to not come back after a pandemic because you couldn’t agree on money and completely cripple the future of your league. Let me put it in restaurant terms because the best metaphors always involve food:Continue reading Get Me in a Room With the Owners, I’m Making Baseball Happen
As a huge baseball fan that’s been completely tuned into whether we’ll have a season or not since the day spring training was suspended, this is the most optimistic I’ve felt in awhile.
The players aren’t going to accept that, but at least we’re at the point of talking full pro-rated salaries now. Owners countering the players’ 114 game offer with 50 games makes it look increasingly likely that both sides meet right in the middle at 82. These negotiations have been relatively ugly, but as long as we get baseball who cares. One thing I can’t stand for, however, is people blaming this hold up on the players.Continue reading Anyone Calling the Players ‘Greedy’ Isn’t Paying Attention
For those unfamiliar with the BTB Sports “Win Now Challenge,” we’ve been choosing teams on MLB The Show 2020 and attempting to turn them from some of baseball’s worst into World Series champions in just one year. Thus far we’ve seen the Tigers, Giants, and Orioles all fail to win it all. For my first crack at it, I decided to go with the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners were 68-94 in 2019, finishing a cool 39 games out of first place in the AL West, good for dead last in the division. 68-94 is also meaningful because that equates to a winning percentage of .420, and you would have to be fucking high to think this team is a championship contender.Continue reading BTB Sports Win Now Challenge: Seattle Mariners
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There’s one thing standing in the way of a baseball season in 2020, and it isn’t coronavirus; it’s money. In a shortened season where fans will not be in the stands for most, if not all, of the games, players and owners are jockeying to see who gets screwed over the least. Players want the original pro-rated salaries the sides originally agreed to in March, but owners now want even more because they said they stand to lose more money without fans spending money on tickets, parking, and concessions.
On days like today, I wish my job was writing the backpage headlines for the New York Post, because that headline was the perfect amount of corny. But really, what are we doing here, Aaron? Derek Jeter played two decades in New York and kept out of the tabloids. Judge is in the middle of rehabbing his broken rib and his girl blows a .18? You just can’t have that shit. Continue reading All Rise: Aaron’s Girlfriend Will Be Facing Different Judge After DUI
Alexa, play In My Feelings by Drake.
It’s 1 AM and I just turned 23 years old. So I did what anyone would naturally do and started watching 2017 Yankees playoff highlights. And it just hit me that I am going to miss Didi Gregorius an extraordinary amount this year. Continue reading It Just Hit Me How Much I’m Gonna Miss Didi Gregorius
The venerable “Below the Belt Sports Blog” editor, Nick Costanzo, recently wrote a great post in which he listed the Yankees’ all-time “Past Their Prime” team. I think it was a brilliant idea, so, as a Mets fan, I have decided to do the comparable for the Mets. Continue reading Mets’ All-Time “Past Their Prime” Team
The Yankees have had countless players put together special careers in pinstripes. Conversely, they’ve also had some players who had great careers with other teams, THEN came to the Bronx before calling it quits. Who are the best players to ever make a cameo appearance with the Yanks at the end of their playing days? I’m about to tell you. The criteria for the list was guys who I’ve actually seen play that enjoyed success elsewhere, but were clearly past their primes as Yankees. Continue reading All-Time Past Their Prime Yankees Lineup
If you haven’t seen Gone Girl, definitely get on that. Basically, Ben Affleck plays the dude in a broken marriage when his wife goes missing. Great movie. Anyway, Affleck grew up in Massachusetts a die-hard Red Sox fan.
Affleck’s character in Gone Girl, however, is from New York. Director David Fincher wanted Affleck to wear a Yankee hat in a scene where he’s getting off of a plane. Well, Affleck was not on board with that idea. He was so adamant about refusing to wear the hat that apparently production was shut down for four days. As a fan on the opposite side of the rivalry, I absolutely respect the hell out of the move. Continue reading Ben Affleck Almost Quit ‘Gone Girl’ Because He Wouldn’t Wear a Yankee Hat
The big news among Yankees Twitter on Monday night was that longtime starting pitcher CC Sabathia lost a ton of weight. Like, a lot of it. Dude went from this
Good for the big fella. I’m gonna miss the hell out of CC. He was a Yankee for eleven seasons, and he really went through a bunch of different phases during that time. For the first few years, he was a Cy Young-caliber pitcher, helping the Core Four win their last title. Then he and the team both struggled a bit, making it no further than the wild card game from 2013-2016 while CC’s stats began to dip. Finally, CC re-invented himself, proving to be a valuable back-end starter while the “Baby Bombers” brought the Yankees back to being championship contenders once again. Continue reading Throwback to CC Sabathia Packing an Absolute HAMMER After Coming Out of 2017 ALDS Game 5