BREAKFAST BALL CLASSIC: AN IMPORTANT SERIES WIN AND THE ABSURDITY OF IT ALL

The Mariners won today and won a series away against the Cleveland Indians on their home turf. The Indians haven’t dropped a series at home since last year’s All-Star break. The Mariners snapped that streak by outscoring their opponents 32-18 and outhitting them 42-34 in four games.   Besides the second game of the series, […]

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THE BILDUNGSROMAN OF MIKE ZUNINO

June 19th 2017 was the day I started believing that Mike Zunino’s improvement was irrevocable. Granted, he had been on a streak, but I’d seen plenty of those before. Zunino was hot, there was no doubt, but he’d been struggling for so long I wanted to do him a favor and not believe in him […]

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PACK ALONG YOUR FRIENDS, DANIEL

It’s hard to not be a fan of Daniel Vogelbach right now. As I’m writing this, the first baseman leads the Cactus League in Slugging, OPS (On-base percentage + Slugging), and is one point off the lead in On-base percentage. In 56 plate appearances, the twenty-five-year-old slugger has walked 10 times, struck out only 9, […]

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FELIX DEFIES NATURAL ORDER IN RETURN TO TOP FORM ONLY FOR BASEBALL GODS TO MAKE ATTEMPT ON HIS LIFE

It was going great. The first inning was a dream. Felix Hernandez, The King, Seattle’s fallen monarch showed the stuff of old until a line drive got in his way. Felix took control of his first outing of Spring Training by striking-out both Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo in a 1-2-3 inning. In the bottom […]

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