MLB: No-Hitters and Geeks

Major League Baseball (MLB) is suffering a sharp decline in attendance so far this year. Compared to the same point last year some 800,000 fans have opted to stay away from ball parks. Home runs are up, strikeouts are up, even overall revenue is up, but seats remain empty. I’m no expert, but I thinkContinue reading “MLB: No-Hitters and Geeks”

MLB Should Rethink Intentional Walks and Pitching Changes

The Major League Baseball season is well underway, even as both NBA and NHL seasons come to dramatic ends. Soon all sports focus, with the exception of some soccer fans, will be on the boys of summer. The trend over the past few years has been to alter the game such that it moves alongContinue reading “MLB Should Rethink Intentional Walks and Pitching Changes”

Aerosmith and MLB: Walk This Way

Here we are once again looking at a fresh new baseball season about to get underway. Hours of entertainment lie ahead with so many games available on television, even for those of us with regular cable. A true harbinger of spring and summer, the annual Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues are underway, having crept under theContinue reading “Aerosmith and MLB: Walk This Way”

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?”

Beanballs: Dumb and Dumber

If you are a baseball fan you will no doubt be familiar with last weekend’s nasty game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. After several batters were hit by pitches, and players from both teams were ejected, the match degenerated into a dugout-clearing altercation. What part of throwing your only weapon atContinue reading “Beanballs: Dumb and Dumber”

MLB Must Act Now To Protect Fans

During a recent Red Sox game at Fenway Park a woman, sitting in the expensive seats along the third base line, was struck by the business end of a broken bat. At this time she remains hospitalized in a ‘life-threatening’ condition. While I understand that being close to the action is a considerable draw forContinue reading “MLB Must Act Now To Protect Fans”

Can Major League Baseball Learn From Cricketer Phillip Hughes’ Death?

What I know about cricket would fit in Jiminy’s vest pocket. But the recent tragic news of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has brought the game to the attention of the non-cricket world. Will MLB follow this pattern and require new players to wear face protection as well as a helmet when batting?Continue reading “Can Major League Baseball Learn From Cricketer Phillip Hughes’ Death?”

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”

A letter to Major League Baseball’s Commissioner Search Committee

The recent Weekly Writing Challenge called for a focus on history in the making. With a new commissioner of Major League Baseball on the horizon I thought I’d write a letter. Dear Major League Baseball Commissioner Search Committee, Outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig has been considerate enough to give you more than a year to selectContinue reading “A letter to Major League Baseball’s Commissioner Search Committee”

Historical Sports Tweets

    DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that. a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontrealContinue reading “Historical Sports Tweets”