Hideto Asamura of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the NPB

Playoffs on the Rise– NPB Season Update Week of 10/17

The NPB regular season is 20 games away from expiration, and I could not be more excited.  Despite a bout with coronavirus over the past few weeks, the Chiba...
Jordan Montgomery Yankees

Requiem for the New York Yankees

Want to hear a joke? The 2020 home run king, a former MVP and the first player to win a batting championship in both the AL & NL walk...
Ji Man Choi of the Rays

The Rays Have Never Been More Popular Than Right Now

Who would have thought a sports city that signed Tom Brady would be most excited about its baseball team. Judging by the crowds the Rays got at Tropicana Field when fans were...
The Hanshin Tigers of the NPB during a game

Out of the Playoffs, Still in Our Hearts– NPB Season Update Week of 10/10

The coronavirus pandemic took center stage again in the NPB this week. Last week, the Hanshin Tigers were dealing with a cluster of cases within their organization. Captain Kento Itohara was among...
Yomiuri Giants Tomoyuki Sugano in NPB play

Playoff Playmakers– NPB Season Update Week of 10/2

Despite 5 Hanshin Tigers players shockingly testing positive for COVID-19, the team managed to put together a winning week in the NPB with its piecemeal squad. In series against the Swallows, Dragons...

13 Inning Game Between the Reds and Braves was a Disgrace to Baseball

The ghosts of baseball’s past were rolling in their graves Wednesday after the Reds and Braves game went scoreless until the 13th inning with no one attempting a bunt.
Eddie Rosario of the Minnesota Twins

Check on Your Local Twins Fan

18. That’s how many consecutive games the Twins have lost in the playoffs. 18. IN THE PLAYOFFS! From Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau to present day’s Jorge Polanco...
Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers during a pitch in 2016

MLB Playoff Preview: It’s Finally the Dodgers’ Year

October playoff baseball is here, and it's honestly a miracle that we even got to this point. Greedy owners and players almost never let the season get off the ground, and coronavirus...
Photo of the Tokyo Dome, home of the Yomiuri Giants

Corona Comes Back– NPB Season Update Week of 9/26

Man, Oh Man, was I wrong about the Yomiuri Giants.  The Central League powerhouse now lead the Hanshin Tigers by 13.5 games with less than 1/3 of the season...
Photo of the Tokyo Dome, home of the Yomiuri Giants

Welcome Back, Fans– NPB Season Update Week of 9/20

Nippon Professional Baseball’s 12 teams have dug themselves into the trenches in recent weeks and the standings don’t seem to be changing.  The Yomiuri Giants have stepped into a...