“A Great Day For Baseball”: Presenting at the Women’s Baseball Conference

I had the honor of being selected to present at the annual Women in Baseball Conference this weekend, sponsored by SABR (Society of American Baseball Research) and the International Women’s Baseball Center. The event was hosted by Rockford University in Illinois, who are very involved in women’s baseball and research, including building a museum dedicated… Read More “A Great Day For Baseball”: Presenting at the Women’s Baseball Conference

Hunter and Lexi Pence Hit One “Out of the Park” with Coffee Blends

When I heard that Lexi Pence of “Let’s Get Lexi” and wife of Hunter Pence, was releasing a coffee blend through her new venture, Pineapple Labs, I just knew I had to try it. As a woman in the baseball community and fellow coffee enthusiast, I figured this would be a fun and creative way… Read More Hunter and Lexi Pence Hit One “Out of the Park” with Coffee Blends

In Baseball, If You’re Not Cheating, You’re Not Trying

Cheating is as old as the game of baseball itself. It has evolved over 150 years of professional baseball to become an art form. Whether it be stealing signs, doctoring the baseball, or loading a bat, the objective has always been to gain an advantage on the opponent. Throughout the decades, we have seen the… Read More In Baseball, If You’re Not Cheating, You’re Not Trying

Commissioner Rob Manfred Wants MLB Pitchers to Play “Beat The Clock”

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is a man obsessed. His fixation with pace of play rule changes has become all-consuming. It must keep him awake at night, tossing and turning, trying to come up with the next idea to shave a couple of minutes off a Major League Baseball game. Currently, Manfred’s in a lather because… Read More Commissioner Rob Manfred Wants MLB Pitchers to Play “Beat The Clock”

Giants Prospects Shine but Scorpions Can’t Strike Mesa

Tonight at Scottsdale Stadium, the Giants prospects showcased their talent under the bright lights in the Arizona Fall League. RF Heath Quinn and C Matt Winn both started tonight’s game, with Quinn going 1 for 4. Astros right-hander Forrest Whitley took the mound for the Scorpions, who is currently ranked No. 8 overall on MLB… Read More Giants Prospects Shine but Scorpions Can’t Strike Mesa

There’s Cheating in Baseball? (Tell me something I don’t know)

There’s another cheating controversy swirling around MLB, and the Houston Astros are once again at the center of it all. This time, it involves stealing signs using electronic devices (phone/camera). Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the “spy” is Kyle McLaughlin, who’s not listed as an official Astros employee, but was photographed aiming a… Read More There’s Cheating in Baseball? (Tell me something I don’t know)

The Minor Leagues: Why Winning is Important

The minor league season is a long and grueling one. The 140-game regular season is the most baseball that these young men have ever played in their lives. By all accounts, it’s exhausting. There are very few off-days and countless hours of travel, mainly by bus. Minor league baseball players are considered professionals. They are… Read More The Minor Leagues: Why Winning is Important

The Code: Looking Into the Unwritten Rules of Baseball

The Illuminati has nothing on baseball. As far as secret societies go, the world of baseball can seem like a dark and mysterious labyrinth. Once you are admitted into the fraternity of baseball, you are expected to abide by unwritten rules of conduct that have been around for over 100 years.  There are obvious ones… Read More The Code: Looking Into the Unwritten Rules of Baseball