“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!
Happy Monday, Babes! The New York City Marathon was yesterday. Congratulations to everyone who ran. You accomplish something that I could truly never imagine and cannot find the wherewithal to even think about training for, mostly because I went for a run this morning and stopped after 3 minutes. And I have an overactive bladder so there’s that. We want to dedicate this week’s BOTW … Continue reading Babe of the Week: Nov 6
Sports: the great unifier. You’re at a sporting event sitting next to someone of a different age, race, background, lifestyle. In the real world, you would have no reason to interact and nothing in common. But when it comes to sports, you two can turn to each other and high five after a home run, or after a 3-point shot as the buzzer rings. Non-sports … Continue reading The Magic of Sports
Happy World Series, Babes! Sorry for being MIA this past week. Been traveling, but ready for the final few games of the year. It should make for a hell of a series. If you’re looking for a little extra fun over the next seven* games, here is your BOTB 2017 World Series Drinking Game. (*if necessary) Drink when: You hear an MVP chant Someone robs … Continue reading 2017 World Series Drinking Game
If you’re a Philadelphia sports fan, you know this week’s Babe: Lauren Hart. She’s best known for singing National Anthem at Flyers home games since 1997, following in the footsteps of her father, Gene Hart, “The Voice of the Flyers” for nearly 30 years. It was just after his death that she dedicated her time to continuing his tradition. The Anthemist: an interesting and often … Continue reading Babe of the Week: Oct 20