Tag "Sunday Shenanigans"

Sunday Shenanigans 24: They Read His Baseball Diary!

Nowadays, strategy cards are commonplace for every player on a field in Major League Baseball. Fielders have them to show where they must shift for specific players. However, no players have more important cards than the pitchers and catchers, which show their set of signs, as well as how to pitch to batters.

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Sunday Shenanigans 21: The Week of the Mets

We recently saw the week of the Arizona Diamondbacks play out. It was not that special of a week, just a really bad team winning against some good teams. The New York Mets must have seen the week of Arizona and thought, “we can do better.” And boy, did they.

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Sunday Shenanigans 20: Three Dumb-But-Possible Ways for the MLB Standings to End Up

We are reaching the home stretch of the 2021 MLB regular season. September is coming in the next few days. From there it is just thirty days and a series in October until the postseason gets underway. That is still a good amount of time for teams to make a series playoff push.

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Sunday Shenanigans 19: The Week of the Diamondbacks

Things have felt better this week for the Diamondbacks. It doesn’t make up for everything that has come before it but there is at least progress.

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Sunday Shenanigans 18: Where Do We Go Next?

If you hadn’t heard, Major League Baseball decided to get fun for once. This Thursday, the White Sox and Yankees played a thriller in Dyersville, IA, right next to the set of baseball classic Field of Dreams. What other movie adaptations could baseball (or sports in general) do?

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Sunday Shenanigans 17: Tony Has Wheels!!

There were some great moments this past week, but the choice for this Sunday Shenanigans goes to a moment that should have been serious.

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Sunday Shenanigans 16: Meet the Mets

Thanks to the all-star break, this week also has a broader Shenanigans window. Last Friday and Saturday are also included in the mix. So, we get a nice range of potential bloopers. And boy, did we get a blooper this week.

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Sunday Shenanigans 13: Baseball’s Weirdest New Policy

The foreign substance problem in baseball has risen over the past few seasons, reaching a breaking point this season. The domination of pitchers, rise in spin rates, and new revelations about spider tack forced the decision into Major League Baseball’s hands. As they so often have in the Rob Manfred era, they managed to make players angry.

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Sunday Shenanigans 11: National Miss the Base Day

Sunday Shenanigans is a great opportunity for rules that we know exist but never show up to shine. This week, one of them did. If you hit a home run but miss a base on the way back to the dugout, you can be called out if the opponent challenges it.

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Sunday Shenanigans 10: Counting is Hard!

Baseball is a very human game. People are calling for robot-umpires, but those could take the weirdness out of baseball. Things would be considerably more consistent and fair, but they would make Sunday Shenanigans a lot more difficult. This week is a perfect example of that. In a game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees, Detroit pitcher Kyle Funkhouser received a bad break.

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