Tag Archives: National League

The Best Pitcher in the Game?

Not quite one-third of the way through the 2017 major league baseball season, the LA Dodgers clearly have had the most dominant pitching in the National League. The Dodgers lead the NL in lowest ERA, 3.23, a full third of … Continue reading

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Manfred Uses Political DoubleSpeak Rather Than Admit DH Faux Pas

Late last week, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made one of the biggest mistakes of his professional career and one of the most grievous errors during his still short tenure as Commish when he announced to the world in … Continue reading

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So Long, Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks died today at the age of 83. When I first began following baseball as a compulsion during the late 1950s, when the Dodgers moved west to Los Angeles, Ernie was the best player in the National League, even … Continue reading

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The Last Day of the National League Regular Season

Looking at the National League standings, the first thing that strikes me is that of the 15 teams in the league, only six will finish the season at .500 or better. That is just plain pathetic. The division that began … Continue reading

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National League Cy Young Award Lunacy

I was watching ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” last night, featuring the expert opinions of former major leaguers Eduardo Perez and Dallas Braden. Perez was a journeyman first baseman-third baseman and sometimes outfielder who stuck around the majors for 13 seasons, despite … Continue reading

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Amazing Similarity Between AL and NL Standings

As the baseball season races towards the half-way point, an amazing similarity in the standings between the National League and the American League exists: In each league, the three top teams are the division leaders in the Central, in the … Continue reading

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