Remembering Sid Bream’s slide from the 1992 NLCS

The MLB playoffs are upon us and we couldn’t be more excited for baseball’s big dance to start. The divisional round will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we have been taking a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the last few days.

The Tortoise and the Hare: NL Central Edition

You might be familiar with one of Aesop’s Fables, entitled “The Tortoise and the Hare.”

Either way, let’s take a journey, if you will, back to a magical time that Milwaukee Brewers fans called “June.”

Weekly Watch: NL Central intra-division play heats up this week

The National League Central has a important week of intra-division play this week. Here is a preview.

Predictions for 2013 MLB postseason awards

The end of Daylight Savings Time, colder weather, and the conclusion of another World Series make early November a sad time for many baseball fans. Thankfully, the sport gives us one last treat by holding recognition for top players during the 11th month.

Cincinnati Reds: It’s past time for team to fire Dusty Baker

Loyal readers are cognizant that I don’t believe Dusty Baker is a quality baseball manager. In fact, I’ve written about it multiple times — though not recently. Following his second consecutive early postseason exit Tuesday night, it’s high time for the axe to fall in southwest Ohio.

Baseball’s second wild card is great, but playoff format needs fixing

While the addition of a second wild card to the Major League Baseball playoffs last season was absolutely another progressive idea, the do-or-die aspect of the one-game wild-card round may rear its ugly head again this October.

Pittsburgh Pirates clinch first winning season since 1992

The Pittsburgh Pirates have done it. They have clinched their first winning season since 1992.

The Pirates edged the Texas Rangers 1-0 on Monday night after a phenomenal pitcher’s duel between rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole and Yu Darvish. Entering the game, the Pirates had lost a season-high four consecutive contests since earning their 81st win last Tuesday.

The three best MLB stories as we reach the Dog Days

As the news and sports media obsess over an outdated steroid “scandal” that has no effect on our lives, baseball fans I know are focused on 2013. Outside of the National League Central race and perhaps a last push from Arizona, the NL is becoming somewhat anti-climactic, but the American League has very good races. Perhaps the best stories, however, are three overachieving Midwest teams.

Early contenders in the MLB MVP races

Looking across the statistical leaders across Major League Baseball at the 50-game mark, there’s a fair share of usual suspects, some players that are emerging into stars and some players whose level of production seemingly came out of nowhere. It’s still early, but there are some players that have proved enough to be in the […]

2012 MLB Win-Loss Predictions Revisited

Kurt compares the final win totals for 2012 MLB regular season to his predictions from March. How many did he get right?

Down on the Farm: Omaha Storm Chasers, Indianapolis Indians Having Success on the Midwest Farm

While my favorite Major League Baseball team has been — and continues to be — an embarrassment the past month, this morning seemed a good time for a quick shout-out to the success of the two Triple-A teams I support.

MLB’s Parity Amazes … And Other Random Musings and Tidbits

A few nights ago it was so warm I couldn’t sleep, so my mind drifted to Octobers past. I came up with these nuggets, which I believe are all factual with seven weeks to play in another splendid MLB season.

MLB Replete With Special Stories in 2012

AJ Kaufman takes a look at all the great surprises this season and what they mean over the final 65 games.

Andrew McCutchen In Midst of Historic Breakout Season

Andrew McCutchen is in the midst of a remarkable hot streak, and now it’s time to consider just how remarkable it is. So we compare The Cutch’s breakout season to those of some of the best outfielders the game of baseball has ever seen.

MLB’s Second Wild Card Looks Like a Good Idea

AJ Kaufman looks over the standings and trends to explain why, in its first year, the additional Wild Card seems to be working.