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World Series Game 2 Prediction and Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

By Jake Rose, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Neither Clayton Kershaw nor Chris Sale was sharp in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series on Tuesday night. What could have been a cornerstone World Series moment for two of this generation’s best pitchers, including one of the greatest of all-time, was stymied by missed spots and good two-out hitting.   The velocity came back to Chris Sale. After hovering in the low 90s for the better...

World Series Game 1 Prediction and Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

By Jake Rose, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The 2018 World Series is not the first time the Dodgers and Red Sox have gotten together for the Fall Classic, but it has been quite a while since these two historic franchises have faced each other to determine baseball's champion.   In fact, it's been more than 100 years since the 1916 World Series that pitted the Dodgers (then known as the Brooklyn Robins) against the Red Sox....

10 Greatest Home Runs in World Series History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 3 weeks ago
This year’s World Series has already seen history made when it comes to the home run. In Game 2 on Wednesday night, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers combined for eight home runs, the most ever in a World Series game. Of the 13 total run scored, only three were not courtesy of a home run.   And while George Springer’s two-run home run in top of the 11th inning proved...

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Astros' Yuli Gurriel Defect from Cuba, Arrive at World Series

By Nathan Rush, 1 year 3 weeks ago
MLB has welcomed a wave of Cuban baseball imports in recent years. And the outcome of the 2017 World Series could be determined by the impact of two of Cuba’s finest — Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, 26, and Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, 33. While Puig and Gurriel share roots in the island nation, they took decidedly different paths to big league stardom...

Who Should Win the 2017 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the National League?

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 1 year 4 months ago
On Sunday, MLB announced the American League and National League rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game, the 88th edition of the Midsummer Classic. The game, set for Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, will be packed with the brightest stars in the game on one stage. In a sizable switch from previous years, this year’s game will not determine home-field advantage in the World...

Los Angeles Dodgers: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 7 months ago
The Los Angeles Dodgers have pulled off an impressive balancing act over the past four years. While continuing to dominate the National League West (four consecutive division titles) and making the NL Championship Series twice, they have transitioned on the field, in the dugout and in the front office, where the Andrew Friedman-led group has pushed the envelope on sophisticated analytical...

NLCS Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs

By Jake Rose, 2 years 1 month ago
Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs had wild roads to get to the National League Championship Series.   The Dodgers, the most injured team in baseball this season, slugged their way to a fourth straight NL West title and an NLCS appearance by beating the Washington Nationals in five games in the NLDS. Manager Dave Roberts’ played the perfect hand in Game 5, tapping his...

Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

By Jake Rose, 2 years 4 months ago
This past spring training, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper unabashedly donned his “Make Baseball Fun Again” hat in an effort to shed light on baseball’s lack of individuality.   To some baseball lifers, Harper’s tongue-in-cheek ball cap was seen as too brash and self-serving, an indictment of the latest generation of professional athlete — and...

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 2 years 6 months ago
The Dodgers and Mets are no strangers to one another. Last fall’s National League Division Series between the two teams will forever be known as Daniel Murphy’s coming out party. Now, Murphy is a member of the rival Nationals, and the Mets may be even better, especially offensively, than they were a season ago — a season that culminated with a World Series appearance....

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 7 months ago
Brand recognition is important in today’s business climate and that includes professional sports. One critical component to a team’s identity is its logo. While fans certainly relate to the players, it’s the team’s logo that’s displayed prominently on the uniform and pretty much every piece of memorabilia or merchandise.   So when it comes to MLB, which teams...