One of the hardest things to do in sports is making it to the highest level of their sport, respectively. The percentage of minor league ballplayers that make it to the Major Leagues is an abysmal 0.5%, while the amount of NCAA football players that make it to the NFL is just a slightly better
Author: Jameus Mooney
News broke out of Pittsburgh that as of around 2:00 PM EST, All-Star Outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive with high levels of testosterone. The illegal substance in use ended up being nandrolone, a performance enhancing drug. Nandrolone is a synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroid illegal in the world of baseball.
Learning a brand new position, after following an awkward outfield campaign in 2016 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rickie Weeks Jr. went from “stud” to “dud” at seemingly the snap of a finger. Known as a superstar second baseman in Milwaukee, the 2011 All-Star signed with the Seattle Mariners in order to see a platoon role
Definitely the most polarizing team in sports history, the dreaded Bronx Bombers history of success is well documented. With some of the biggest names in the history of the sport putting on the iconic pinstripes (Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Whitey Ford, Joe DiMaggio, Catfish Hunter, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Ichiro Suzuki, etc), the New York
Throughout the history of baseball, we’ve seen each era of the game have Hall of Fame Greats. The Steroid Era had players such as Roberto Alomar, Mike Piazza, Tom Glavine and Ken Griffey Jr., while Baseball’s Golden Age of the 1970s had players such as Steve Carlton, Dave Winfield and Willie Stargell. However, I firmly believe
One of the hottest topics in sports is untimely injuries that may have ruined careers; and it’s huge in baseball, with players such as Kerry Wood, Carl Crawford, Ken Griffey Jr. and most notably Mickey Mantle. But one of the more compelling (and depressing) stories is that of a pitcher by the name of Tony
The latest of my many projects, I have been selected to put together the extremely difficult task of an All-Time Major League Baseball League. All 30 current MLB teams and 6-Expansion Cities of my choosing. For this project, I held myself to a couple rules, just to make the unrealistic a bit more realistic…. Each
When you think about Postseason Baseball, you immediately jump to the most clutch of players….Kirby Puckett….Reggie Jackson….Tom Glavine…Madison Bumgarner….and Captain Clutch himself, #2, Derek Jeter. Known for being one of the best playoff performers of all-time, Jeter performed better under pressure in big game situations and became beloved by millions in not only the Bronx,
Long before Manny Ramirez, there was just Rickey Henderson, and Rickey being Rickey. One of the most beloved players of all-time, Henderson was known for his speed on the basepath’s and extraordinary contact, whilst having a little bit of power. Playing for 9 different teams, the Hall of Fame journeyman is the first of many
(Credit: ESPN) Remember when the Arizona Diamondbacks were the NL World Series favorites? The team had made a lot of noise with the acquisitions of Zack Greinke and the offensive duo of Paul Goldschmidt and AJ Pollock. But perhaps the loudest statement made by the D-Backs was the major acquisition of Braves starter Shelby Miller.