World Series 2015: More Umpires Calls, Fewer Video Replays Please

It’s the eve of the 2105 World Series. The Kansas City Royals take on the New York Mets in what could be a battle for the books. ¬†One of the magical aspects of post-season baseball is that odd things tend to happen. A catcher who throws the ball back to a pitcher thousands of timesContinue reading “World Series 2015: More Umpires Calls, Fewer Video Replays Please”

Toronto Blue Jays and the Curse of the Gloat

The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals begin the 2015 American League Championship Series tonight in KC. The Jays have been rolling along nicely since dropping the first two games to Texas in the ALDS, only to come back and take three straight. But did they overdo things in their celebrating? An alien justContinue reading “Toronto Blue Jays and the Curse of the Gloat”

Video Review’s Impact on Baseball

Baseball has a rich heritage. Decades of characters playing Doubleday’s game with very few rule major changes, the egregious Designated Hitter rule in the American League being perhaps the obvious exception. The game takes longer to play so there are often calls to adjust the pace of the game by using clocks. Something I haveContinue reading “Video Review’s Impact on Baseball”

Are the Toronto Blue Jays Canada’s Team?

The only thing better than September baseball is October baseball. If you have been following Major League Baseball you know that the Toronto Blue Jays hold a slim lead over the New York Yankees as we enter the homestretch. ¬†Whether they win their division or a wild card spot, the chances of them making theContinue reading “Are the Toronto Blue Jays Canada’s Team?”

Dear Washington Nationals Fans

Dear Washington Nationals Fans, Let me start by congratulating you, and of course the Nationals, for a great season; I wish you the very best of luck in the postseason. I hope you understand that I, as a Montrealer, share a little bit of your pride and excitement. Mind you there is still hurt andContinue reading “Dear Washington Nationals Fans”