This ‘team’ was just a collection of nice pieces that didn’t really fit together. Continue reading 2016 St. Louis Cardinals Season Review
ETHAN MAY St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak made it clear early this offseason that his team had some ‘payroll muscle to flex’. Unfortunately, Mo’s vision for the team’s near and distant future were dramatically changed after the tragic death of Oscar Taveras, the organization’s top prospect. This opened a glaring hole in right … Continue reading St. Louis Cardinals looking at Top Notch Hurlers
ETHAN MAY Columbia, MO (November 20, 2014) – Division strength tends to go in cycles and the NL East is trending upwards. The Washington Nationals have been steadily building a core of talent the last half-decade. Anchored by Bryce Harper and some impressive young arms, the Nationals have been challenging the top of the National … Continue reading Time to Watch the NL East
ETHAN MAY Major League Baseball’s season consists of 162 games and one very important day in the middle. The trade deadline. This season one specific team dominated the trading deadline. It actually was not a team looking to win this season. The Boston Red Sox cleaned house and restocked the pantry as they were willing … Continue reading Red Sox Trading Deadline Reviewed
ETHAN MAY One of the most historic ballparks in baseball hasn’t seen much winning baseball in recent years. The Chicago Cubs last won the NL Central in 2008 when they won 97 games; they haven’t been to the fall classic since 1945. Managers have come and gone throughout the past decade adding to the competitive … Continue reading A New Era blowing into the Windy City
ETHAN MAY I love sports. Sports are pure entertainment as they can both excite and relax. Each sport entertains in its own unique way, but none of them are perfect. Today I’m going to explore the issues in the core four American sports. You will notice three themes as rule changes are discussed: Safety, Speeding … Continue reading Improvements Needed?
ETHAN MAY What an exciting day for Major League Baseball! Could this have been the best single day for the league since Day 162 in 2011? I certainly believe it’s close. Here are my thoughts on each of today’s trades. If anyone else woke up early this morning as I (for some reason) did, you heard … Continue reading MLB Trade Deadline — The Afterthoughts
ETHAN MAY Oh, Waino… What have you done? Adam Wainwright is not one to take himself too seriously. Jokes are just part of his every day speech whether he’s talking to his teammates or the media. This personality was on display throughout All-Star week. After being selected to be the starter for the National League, … Continue reading All-Star Game Blowback
ETHAN MAY Each year I am reminded that summer is already half over by two things: Fourth of July weekend and the arrival of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game. It’s that time of year once again as the press conference announcing the line-ups was this afternoon. As baseball fans know, the All-Star game’s starting line-up … Continue reading All-Star Thoughts
ETHAN MAY Do you miss the one handed home runs of 1998?? Do you miss the stadiums packed full of avid fans taking picture after picture with their film cameras waiting for their slugger to hit yet another bomb? I, for one, miss 1968: The year of the pitcher. Everyone remembers Bob Gibson’s historic 1.12 … Continue reading WHERE DID THE OFFENSE GO??