Tag "Sunday Shenanigans"

Sunday Shenanigans 9: Two Outs!!

The idea for Sunday Shenanigans was to cover the weirdest play of the week. Covering possibly the dumbest play in Major League Baseball history was not expected, but instead welcomed. We knew the Pittsburgh Pirates would be bad, but this Thursday brought them to a whole new level.

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Sunday Shenanigans 8: Another Unwritten Rule Clash

When the White Sox hired Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa in late October, the reactions were mixed, to say it nicely. It had been 10 years since La Russa last managed the St. Louis Cardinals, and the game had evolved massively in his time off.

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Sunday Shenanigans 7: A True Moneyball Line

To follow up the most contested Sunday Shenanigans last week, this week gave us the least contested one. This means that we will have to go with a broad, more outside-the-box approach. It’s fitting, considering that this is a wacky series on its own.

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Sunday Shenanigans 6: One play, Two Injuries, Three Runs and the Craziest Series of the Year

For the first six weeks of the Sunday Shenanigans series, no week was harder than this one. The Astros’ first visit to Yankee Stadium since the news of their cheating scandal broke was bound to cause some crazy actions from fans, and we will get to that later. Angel Hernandez was umpiring a series, and multiple rough calls in an inning against Kansas City’s Brady Singer got three ejected.

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Sunday Shenanigans 5: The Worst Call At First In 11 Years?

There have been a ton of absolutely awful calls by Major League umpires. Luckily, this has mostly been erased by the replay rule, as whenever an umpire messes up, the affected team can usually choose to review the play to change the outcome.

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Sunday Shenanigans: A Bad Ending to a Great Game

This week’s Sunday Shenanigans brings us back to a week ago. April 4’s Sunday Night Baseball clash between the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels was a pretty standard baseball game throughout five innings. That is, if the pitcher mashing a home run while striking out seven is standard to you.

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