Friday, October 20, 2017

ON THE BENCH: Episode 136

Sammy the Blade and Reverend Jay Holloway were joined in studio by Tony, Aubrey, and a special guest and a long time friend of Sammy, John "Cub Fans" Franz. The hosts and guests went over the latest headlines in...

What went wrong with the Angels (and how they can fix it)

The 2015 season was not kind to the Angels. For months, the team played Chutes and Ladders in the American League West standings. After a disappointing August, which saw the team drop to more than seven games back of the...

Sammy the Blade’s Bonus Baseball Playoffs Picks

eing a lifelong baseball fan, the game is ever so close, and near and dear to my heart. You have seen me picking the NFL games on a weekly basis here, so I thought I would do a bonus...
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Why Donaldson and Price will carry the Jays to the World Series

In chemistry, a catalyst is a substance that speeds up chemical reactions. Potassium permanganate, for example, speeds up the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. A catalyst remains unaffected during the reaction, and its role, put simply, is to cheer up...

Greinke deserves Cy Young over Kershaw

Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has terrified opposing batters since he entered the National League in 2008. The bushy-bearded ace has posted a 112-55 record in 240 career games. His career ERA is the lowest among all active players at...

October is Coming: MLB playoff power rankings

Winter is coming, and the MLB playoffs are almost upon us. October is the month when kings are crowned, curses are broken and history gets re-written. Average Joes in the regular season become heroes in the postseason. At-bats last...

To win in October, Dodgers must improve their sagging bullpen

Phil Spector, the infamous music producer turned convicted murder, penned the classic and often-quoted, “To Know Him Is To Love Him” in 1958. Though the hit song – made famous by artists like The Teddy Bears and Nancy Sinatra –...

Cards Avoiding the Broom

A few things come to mind when a traditional baseball follower hears the phrase “the Cardinal way.”  For example: Smart and disciplined front office; a fruitful farm system and development program; consistent players that continue to produce; a loyal...