Today as we celebrate the 73rd anniversary of his first game in Brooklyn, we try to shed some light on the life of Jackie Robinson.Read more "The Pioneer: 42 Things You Should Know About Jackie Robinson"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus When Howie Kendrick hit his dramatic grand slam to eliminate the Dodgers in the NLDS, an unnamed FOX Sports exec is alleged to have come home, kicked his dog, and screamed, “Damn, no Dodgers!!” Just the other night when Jose Altuve’s homer eliminated the Yankees in the ALCS, […]Read more "Things You Should Know About the 2019 World Series"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Remember most of us were once the younger fan. We remember our first MLB game, remember our first World Series, and remember meeting our first player. This will be lost if MLB does not change. “Baseball being baseball” does not get it. They have lost at least […]Read more "MLB JUST CAN’T HELP STEPPING OVER THEMSELVES (PART II)"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.– If Major League Baseball wants to get back into the hearts and minds of the American people, it needs to take steps toward the future, not keep returning to the past. Baseball is sick, its problems are so great, that 20 different medicines as prescribed by this doctor […]Read more "MLB JUST CAN’T HELP STEPPING OVER THEMSELVES (PART I)"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Major League Baseball will begin the season in two weeks but it has some major league issues to solve. MLB continues to fight with itself with its lack of promoting the game to young African-Americans. MLB continues promoting its Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) Program […]Read more "THREE STRIKES YOU’RE OUT!"
EDITOR’S NOTE: When Hall of Famer Frank Robinson passed away last week, I was reminded of the fire that burned within him as a player and a manager. Whether he was winning a Triple Crown or helping to turn the Orioles around as a skipper, Robby had a competitive spirit that was only cooled by […]Read more "BASN Classics: Robinson’s Fire"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — In 1972, the Swinging Oakland Athletics were going for their first championship of the seventies against the National League powerhouse, The Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds. It was also the 25th anniversary of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson entering Major League Baseball breaking the color barrier with the […]Read more "THE WORLD SERIES, JACKIE ROBINSON, & MLB"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus Somewhere in California, the executives at FOX Sports are doing a very bad version of the Cabbage Patch dance. However, I think they really won’t care. Two of MLB’s blue blood franchises — the Dodgers and Red Sox — will meet in this year’s World Series. Dave Roberts […]Read more "L.A. vs. Boston: The “Jackie” Series"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus Back in the day, the baseball playoffs just was a simple dance in October. Two divisions in each league would meet in the best-of-five League Championship Series with the winners meeting in the World Series. Hell, even before that concept came to fruition in 1969, all teams in […]Read more "MLB Playoff Capsules: The American and National League Championship Series"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus After nearly seven months of walk-offs, endless video reviews, pitching changes, defensive shifts, and so many other things too tedious to talk about, we baseball fans finally get the payoff. Say hello to the REAL season. Or as Foghorn Leghorn would say, “Postseason, that is!!” You grind through […]Read more "MLB Playoff Capsules: Division Series"