Welcome to Pittsburgh: A city where every sports team lives on the playoff bubble

In the spring of 2009, I sat down to watch an NCAA regional final matchup between Pitt and Villanova. The Panthers entered the 2008/2009 NCAA Tournament as a number-one seed and made it to the Elite Eight for the first time since it was actually called that. I was stoked. There was no doubt in… read more

Paul Skenes impresses in brief spring training debut

You know it’s serious when Pirates fans are even angry with team owner Bob Nutting and the powers that be at Major League Baseball for not televising or live-streaming a spring training game. As if it were that easy to get play-by-play personnel and a camera crew in place in time for an afternoon spring… read more

Did The New York Yankees Do Enough To Contend For A Championship?

Juan Soto sent an opposite-field home run off the scoreboard during the opening weekend of Spring Training. For fans, watching their major acquisition of the offseason do this brought plenty of excitement for the upcoming 2024 season. The question remains, even with Soto in pinstripes, did the front office do enough to build a World… read more

Cotton Club Crew #41: Wild Night in Lubbock

There are losses that hurt more than others. That one against Texas definitely falls into that category. On a night the crowd was rolling and hopes were high, Texas Tech failed to show-up till it was far too little too late and were crushed by Texas. But that’s not all Macon and Joe talked about…. read more

Who will win the backup outfielder position for the Rockies?

For most teams, the question of who will be a backup outfielder on the bench isn’t of much importance. However, for the Colorado Rockies, it’s one of the more prudent questions in Spring Training as the team attempts to retool and rebuild for the coming years. During the offseason, the Rockies were adamant and clear… read more

Yoshinobu Yamamoto is going to be a problem for MLB hitters

The baseball world waited with bated breath and sweet anticipation as Japanese superstar Yoshinobu Yamamoto made his debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the World Series champion Texas Rangers. While you can always take Spring Training with a grain of salt, especially concerning the star players, Yamamoto took the opportunity to display a glimpse… read more

Jordan Beck’s Hot Start in Spring Inspires Bright Future for Rockies

Unbeknownst to fans across the league, the Colorado Rockies have a glut of talented outfield prospects stacking their farm system. A log jam has been a problem for years for the Rockies and that problem could finally come to a head in 2024 and draftees begin knocking on the door of the Major League roster…. read more

2024 MLB Season Outlook: Detroit Tigets Preview, Predictions And Expectations

There is new life in Detroit with its beloved Tigers. After another losing season that ended prior to the postseason, the Tigers are looking to compete for a division title once again. It will be interested to see if it can happen this season with plenty of new faces around the team. 2023 SEASON IN-REVIEW Record: 78-84,… read more

The Pirates are just going to have to win in spite of their owner

After reading and digesting last week’s article in The Athletic that detailed Bob Nutting’s cheapness, let’s just say I have a whole new perspective on the Pirates’ long-time owner and his willingness to do what it takes to win. Nutting is never going to do everything it takes to win. Does that mean he wants… read more

What Should the Blue Jays Look For in Spring Training?

With what felt like an extra long offseason, baseball is back. Spring Training is upon us, and this is where teams will really find out what they’ve got. The Blue Jays ended their season with a heartbreaking loss last season in the American League Wild Card game against the Minnesota Twins. Then, it was the… read more

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