The Future of Women in Big League Baseball

Anyone who has seen the movie A League of Their Own knows that any woman can play the game of baseball as good as any man. In the 1940’s they had their own professional league, the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, but that has long since gone the way of the Romans. It’s in…

Should MLB Expand to 32 Teams?

Most of us knew this was coming. Ever since Major League Baseball tinkered with the divisions – multiple times over the past 20 years since Tampa Bay and Arizona joined the league – we all knew that the dreaded “E” word would bear it’s head once more. Expansion. I’ve written about it several times, had…

Covering the Francisco Cabrera Game

Whenever anyone hears I’m a baseball writer, the question always comes up: what was the most exciting game you ever covered? I’ve seen many, dating back to my early days as a teenaged reporter who could hardly shave in 1965. I was there when Reggie Jackson hit three home runs – each one on the…

The Designated Debate: To Hit or Not To Hit?

Since its inception, the concept of the designated hitter has been a central topic of debate in baseball circles. The notion of a designated hitter– a player who has no fielding position and replaces the pitcher in the batting order– was floated for decades before it was adopted by the American League of Major League…