Chicago Dogs Partner with Curtis Granderson Charity for Season Opener


The Chicago Dogs, an unaffiliated minor league baseball team that resides in suburban Rosemont, are set to open their fifth season on Friday night when they take on the Gary Southshore Railcats.

The American Association ballclub will be sporting a new black jersey this season, and to celebrate it, they’ll be giving away replica jersey t-shirts to all fans in attendance on Friday. It’s going to be unseasonably warm at Impact Field this weekend too, so expect an electric atmosphere.

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How the Baseball Hall of Fame Acknowledges the Steroids Era

(Editor’s Note: Re-posting from August 2019, in the wake of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens not getting in the Hall of Fame)

To me, the most interesting aspect of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is what passes as “the steroids wing.” The entire steroids era, from approximately the mid 1990s to the early 2010s is covered by just one display case, which focuses on artifacts relating to PEDs or performance enhancing drugs.

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2021 MLB Mock Draft Final Edition 7-11-21

The Major League Baseball Draft is July 11-13, being staged in conjunction with the All-Star Game in Colorado. Welcome to our final 2021 MLB mock draft.

Far as we know, we’re the only mom and pop shop, small business style site on the whole world wide web that does a mock draft for all four major sports. Here’s the links to the latest mocks for the NFL, NBA and NHL.

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How to Make the Best Baseball Picks

Deciding which team to pick in your baseball pool at work, the sports book, or even a friendly game between your friends is difficult to do, but does not have to be so difficult. Now, with that being the case you may want some help in figuring out which one of the teams you should be picking. An easy way would be to buy an experts MLB picks, which definitely would be helpful, but if it is a friendly bet between friends may not make the most sense. Instead, you need to be armed with some advice to help you in figuring out which one of the picks you should make.

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Five Most Iconic Baseball Cards of the 1980s

In this time of having to stay home more, and go out less (and even if you did go out more- where exactly are you going to go? What’s open?) nostalgia is huge. With little to nothing to put in our calendars and look forward to, it’s a time for looking back.

Thus, I reflected back to when I was a hard core baseball cards collector: 1985-1992. Memories of opening up my first Topps baseball wax pack are still vivid. I even set up shop as a dealer at card shows during my youth.

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Three Great Documentaries to Start Your 30 for 30 Binge


It’s a great time for watching sports documentaries. Netflix’ The Last Dance and Sunderland ‘Til I Die are among the fantastic options out there at the moment, and there are rumours of plenty more on the way. ESPN, the company behind The Last Dance, is, of course, a dab hand at making sports documentaries. And, one of its best collections is found in the stunning 30 for 30 series.  

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Betting on Hardball: Odds are still in Baseball’s Favor

October 30, 2019.

That’s the last time a Major League Baseball game was played. It’s when the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 in game seven of the World Series. Since then, more than 225 days have passed without a pitch, 5,400 hours have been whiled away and the world has suffered a global pandemic.

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2020 MLB Mock Draft 6-10-20 Final Edition


We don’t have any actual real sports, anywhere, for the foreseable future, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While playing games again is most likely weeks or in some cases months away, the respective drafts can still go ahead as planned, albeit in a very modified version. And that means mock drafts will go on as planned too!

With that in mind, it’s time to do your homework on all the prospects. To carry out more detailed research on these amateur players you can contact do my paper services.

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Boston Red Sox Beloved by CPBL Announcer Richard Wang

In 2020, Taiwan’s CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League) was the first to play regular season ball anywhere in the entire world. They’ll also soon become the first to welcome fans in as spectators. And as it turns out, there’s a strong American connection to one of the CPBL’s leading media figures, Richard Wang (RWang_WBSC on Twitter.,

Wang, who announced games in the CPBL, describes himself as a “die-hard Red Sox fan (and #1 Red Sox fan in Taiwan now).” His nickname is literally Boston, and he lived in the greater Boston area for nine years (Boston, Brookline, Malden, Melrose and Belmont).

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Random Cooperstown: 10 Obscure Objects to See in the Baseball Hall of Fame

There will be a time when museums are open again, and we’ll all be free to enjoy them. That time is not next week, or next month, but it will return. For now, well as Albert Camus wrote on page 67 of The Plague: “once the town gates were shut, every one of us realized that all…were, so to speak, in the same boat, and each would have to adapt himself to the new conditions of life.”

That’s now, the rest of this month, and probably May as well, but in time public events will return and destinations like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will re-open. When they do, I highly encourage to get out and roam. Definitely go to Cooperstown! I went last August and I wrote up the experience here and here.

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Major Challenges Facing MLB During COVID19 Pandemic

The 2020 MLB season has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many professional sports leagues, including the NHL and the NBA have taken steps to cancel the rest of their seasons. Is the coronavirus bad enough to warrant such drastic actions? Find the answer to this question and much more in the article below. 

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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Revisiting the Spanish Flu and 1918 World Series (Podcast)

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In October of 2018, we published a podcast, “Let’s Get Weird, Sports #5” that focused on the Spanish Flu and the 1918 World Series, in which the Boston Red Sox defeated the Chicago Cubs. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe in recent history, actually deadlier than World War I, and it was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin.

The Coronavirus outbreak, and the worldwide hysteria it is causing, are drawing a tremendous mount of comparisons to the Spanish Flu, hence we are re-publishing our podcast from 18 months ago, which is embedded and easily accessed below:

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