It’s still “early” in baseball terms, but Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp have done nothing but put on shows. Their superb play has gotten more attention than Philip Humber’s perfect game. Hamilton and Kemp are going for the Triple Crown in their respective leagues. The Triple Crown is revered, by many, to be the greatest single-season accomplishment in all of baseball. … [Read more...] about Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp Are Threats For The Triple Crown
The Minnesota Twins are evidence of Murphy’s Law taking effect this season. Whatever could have gone wrong certainly has for the ball club. That is why it is time for pitching coach Rick Anderson to take his approach and turn it upside down. Some say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This staff is busted into a million little pieces right now. … [Read more...] about Time to Blow Up the Minnesota Twins Pitching Rotation
With many big names off the NFL free agent block, teams are still putting pieces in place. The New York Giants tell Osi Umenyiora he’s off the trading block. Will Barack Obama become a Green Bay Packers Fan? What is next for former Chicago Bears C Olin Kreutz and Braylon Edwards? What NFL Free Agent signings remain? Trade Rumors? NFL News? The sportsbank’s … [Read more...] about 2011 NFL Free Agent Signings, Trade Rumors News: Umenyiora, Edwards, Floyd, Packers and more.
Run totals have been down throughout baseball this spring. One must not look any further than Dustin Pedroia in Boston. He has been hitting in the .240s for a while. When can you remember that happening with him this late in the season? … [Read more...] about WHIP: One of the Most Important Stats Not Discussed in Baseball
Pete Rose has recently expressed his desire to reenter the Major League baseball scene-possibly as a manager. This inkling is not new to the man who has been shunned by the game for years since he gambled on games. The former player and manager should be forgiven and allowed to return. Commissioner Bud Selig has been spending his time trying to increase the number of playoff … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Reinstate Pete Rose into Baseball
The off-the-field stories surrounding Major League Baseball have been featured in the media quite prominently lately, sometimes overshadowing the opening week of action. It's all thanks to Barry Bonds, who's quite unloved by the fanbase, to say the least. It’s probably not the type of publicity that MLB is seeking though as Bonds, baseball’s home run king*, is currently … [Read more...] about Barry Bonds Suffered from Shrinkage; the George Costanza Variety
By: Melissa S. Wollering We're writing from Scottsdale today, as The Sportsbank.net hits the road to take in some Cactus League play. The pictures are all ours, the game summary is firsthand and the weather was magnificent. Thursday's game between the Giants and Brewers started off with a little revenge that dates back to last season. Remember when Prince Fielder smacked … [Read more...] about Prince Takes Punishment for ’09 Plate Celebration
By Paul M. Banks If there’s anything children of this age have had plenty of experience with, it’s cheating. When today’s youth seek role models, the National Pastime is certainly one place not to look. And our leaders in government aren’t much better. With the recent admission of steroid guilt by Major League baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez, we now have an unholy … [Read more...] about The Political Steroid Era