In honor of the 26th anniversary of Derek Jeter being drafted to the Yankees, I am repurposing this post I wrote the night he retired from baseball, including up to date commentary! When Derek Jeter was first introduced to baseball fans, I was a newly turned 7-year-old living just outside of New York City in a Jersey suburb. My dad grew up a Yankee fan, … Continue reading My Love Letter to Derek Jeter
You may recall a BOTB post back in April about how badly the Dodgers were missing Justin Turner. With any team, I hate to put any highs or lows on the shoulders of just one player, but in Los Angeles, it seems this is actually the case. The day that Justin Turner returned to the lineup, the Dodgers didn’t even have a winning record. I … Continue reading Oh, there you are, LA
Oh, hello. It’s been a while, I know that. But a girl’s gotta work and bring home the bacon. Meanwhile, baseball has been happening and it’s been good. I decided to take a break from remembering our service men and women, eating all the food and drinking all the booze to recap the biggest moments from 2018’s Memorial Day Weekend. Anthony Rizzo – Oops. Monday’s … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend Recap
A Scherzer-Kershaw matchup kicks off a full weekend of baseball. The Mets are doing well (thoughts and prayers go out to Yankee fans in this time of gloating), Mookie Betts and the Sox are KILLING (again, #thoughtsandprayers to Yanks fans) and the Marlins and Reds are kinda just going rogue. But don’t worry, the Bronx has Sir Didi. Maybe this is the weekend that the … Continue reading Weekend Vibes
“Basebook”. Is that anything? During opening week, the Mets-Phillies game was streamed live exclusively on Facebook. It’s the first time a U.S. league has done this and it made everyone over the age of thirty scratch their heads. They’re doing this for up to 25 games this season, including today’s Brewers-Cardinals game. All of the Facebook Watch games will be afternoon games, so that those … Continue reading Baseball on Facebook: Good? Bad?
It turns out Justin Turner does make a difference in Los Angeles. Well, of course he does. In the 2017 regular season he led the team in average (.322) and OBP (.415). He was the World Series Game 1 hero. Poor guy will never get over that defeat. He’s an all around likable guy that’s good for LA. But if the Dodgers don’t start hitting … Continue reading Justin Turner is missed in LA
It’s been less than a week and already the 2018 season has been WILD. Last night alone, 136 runs were scored throughout the league. 136! There have been multiple inside-the-park homers, players with multi-HR games, unwritten rules, and 15-inning games. As much as I hate giving into the “phenom” thing, Shohei Ohtani has been pretty fun to watch. I’ve always loved a good cold shoulder … Continue reading Week One Almost Done
Baseball is back! Officially, like not spring training which I know I should follow more closely but honestly it’s like a steamed broccoli appetizer to the savory main dish. I’m not going to lay out a long, boring, professionally written recap of all the main headlines. That’s not my style and it’ll be better on Bleacher Report anyway. BUT what I can offer is a … Continue reading Opening Weekend Recap
Every year Major League Baseball makes moves to try to speed up the the game. A lot of times it’s successful and even more often it’s ignored and then is only a distant memory. This season will be no different. The Commish’s office and the Players Association worked together to come up with new initiatives to keep ratings up and Rob Manfred happy. Here’s a … Continue reading Baseball is a slow game
Growing up a football fan, The Super Bowl was always something I looked forward to, even if my team wasn’t playing. It meant parties, often with people I hadn’t seen in a while. It meant games, whether it be for drinks, cash, or good ole’ bragging rights. It meant delicious and creative snack food (I love any excuse to turn a cake into an edible football … Continue reading The Ultimate Sunday Funday is Here!