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1980s All Decade Team

All-Decade Team of the 1980s

This isn't your ordinary All-Decade Team of the 1980s.  That's too easy.  In this 10-year span, we needed eight position players, a starting pitcher, and a closer.  Instead of judging players by their body of work during the decade, we chose individual seasons and we could only have one representative per baseball season during this decade, as every year of the 1980s needed to be represented once and only once. 1980 – Third Base – George Brett, Kansas City Royals (.390, 24 HR, 118 RBI, 87 … [Read More...]

Orel Hershiser

October’s Single Season Best is Hershiser, not Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner is a good pitcher who has just completed one of the all-time great post-season pitching performances in the history of baseball.  The ace of the San Francisco Giants staff threw over 52-innings while going 4-1 with a microscopic 1.03 ERA this past October. He upped his game even more in the World Series by going 2-0 and hurling a five-inning save in game seven to lead the Giants to their third title in five years.  The Kansas City Royals only managed one run off Bumgarner in … [Read More...]

World Series

World Series Poem

As the World Series shifts from San Fran back to KC, We’re getting close to seeing who the new champion will be.   Can the Giants close it out and take their third trophy in five years? A mini-dynasty would put them in elite company without many peers.   Or will the Royals win and force a game seven on Wednesday? A winner-take-all game against the team by the Frisco bay.   It would be their first in almost three decades of playing ball, And would … [Read More...]

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