For the second straight year, the Home Run Derby was a smash hit. Yet amidst the breathtaking backdrop in San Diego and a couple of outstanding performances from the likes of Mark Trumbo and Todd Frazier, it was Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton who owned the night.
After being perched atop everyone’s weekly power rankings for the whole season, people are starting to doubt the Chicago Cubs.
Predictions are hard. Getting them right is even harder.
We take most great athletes for granted. It’s just human nature. We excitedly watch them emerge on the scene, then become great, but once they’ve reached the highest level of their sport, it’s easy to forget just how lucky we are to witness them.
As soon as I began to write this, Arizona’s Jeremy Lamb laced a single to break up Madison Bumgarner’s no-hitter last night at AT&T Park. This was disappointing, for sure: Bumgarner seems to be the only Giants pitcher who hasn’t thrown a no-no recently (they’ve had four in the past four years).
It’s one of the more confounding questions in sports
The New York Islanders have made the playoffs in 3 out of the past 4 seasons and are one of only 5 teams in hockey that put together two consecutive 100-point seasons over the past 2 years.