As I was browsing Reddit, I came across an image that shows how the top two players on the Dodgers make more money than the entire Diamondbacks roster. In pro sports, a salary cap basically limits how much a team can spend on players’ salaries. Unlike the NHL and NFL, MLB has something called the […]Read more "Reddit post raises question: Does the MLB need a salary cap?"
Now that the NBA Season has concluded, there will be a lot of discussion about about post-season individual awards. The MVP debate has taken most of the attention, with analysts and fans both seemingly split in their support of either Warriors guard Stephen Curry or Rockets guard James Harden. One award that doesn’t seem to […]Read more "Brad Stevens for Coach of the Year"
Today marks the two year anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, which left three spectators dead and injured 264 others. The marathon is a huge event not just for athletes and runners, but for the entire city of Boston. This annual day of observance has been named “One Boston Day” and this […]Read more "Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing"
While browsing through the sports section of the New York Times on my phone this morning, I came across an article titled, “Jim Mutscheller Dies at 85; Made Pivotal Catch for Colts in ’58.” On first glance, it is a normal obituary honoring the lives of one of football’s past heroes. At the bottom in […]Read more "Trusting the NFL after “League of Denial”"
My mother called me the other day to tell me that my 13 year old brother is being bullied. He is not being bullied by the other kids in his 7th grade class. He is being bullied by another player on his highly competitive travel soccer team. One day Max staunchly refused to go to soccer […]Read more "When do we teach kids that everything is ok if they’re good at sports?"
Just this week, Sports Illustrated put newest Masters winner Jordan Spieth on its cover claiming a new era for the young golfer. Only four years ago, Sports Illustrated put Rory McIlroy on its cover claiming a new era for the former Masters winner as well. With McIlroy being only 25, readers and fellow editors from […]Read more "Spieth vs. McIlroy “Era”"
Every season there’s an issue that Sabermetrics brings to life in baseball. Whether it’s infield shifts, catchers framing pitches, or comparing players, there’s always a new great debate among baseball experts. This year the topic of conversation is where in the lineup to hit the pitchers. While the prior consensus was to have the pitchers […]Read more "Hit the Pitcher 8th?"