THE BIG HIT | First Catch of the Day

by Ken Napzok The first piece has fallen. Actually the first TWO pieces of the pitching free agent puzzle have fallen into place. Zack Wheeler is a Phillie and Cole Hamels will be firing strikes for Atlanta next season. And so it begins… I love the offseason. While the NFL has the better draft with all its pomp, circumstance, and Chris Berman jokes, their offseason … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | First Catch of the Day

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THE BIG HIT | the Black Friday Sales of Baseball

by Ken Napzok It’s Thanksgiving time here in the States, the launch of the holiday season, (apologies to Halloween) and with baseball having a little bit of a rough start to the offseason I was all set to present to you all here a nice article of thanksgiving to the things, moments, and players that make up this great game, past and present. A little … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | the Black Friday Sales of Baseball

THE BIG HIT | The Legacy of Cheating

by Ken Napzok Baseball. Cheating. The timeless game and the eternal sin. Since the dawn of the game, no matter how rudimentary of a state the sport was in, cheating has been present. In fact, it just might be fair to say that baseball and cheating have one of the longest, most functional relationships in history. Love gurus and relationship therapists should whip out their … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | The Legacy of Cheating

5 Things the 2019 Division Series Round Taught Us (that we can pretend we always knew)

by Ken Napzok “I love playoff baseball!” is a sentence — correction proclamation — we’ve all heard a lot this past week. Since the Wild Card games on October 1st, the baseball world has been treated to some absolutely thrilling postseason play. Throw all those fancy words best saved for a Roger Kahn baseball book at the wall because all of them will stick. This … Continue reading 5 Things the 2019 Division Series Round Taught Us (that we can pretend we always knew)

THE BIG HIT | High Stakes, Going Home, and the Magic Recipe of the Postseason

by Ken Napzok What a season the first week of the playoffs was.  Big time pitching, clutch hitting, and the cream looking like it’s rising to the top. The 2019 postseason has already been a buffet of greatness for even the most discerning baseball aficionado. This is what your childhood baseball dreams are made of. But what really makes a great postseason? What is the … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | High Stakes, Going Home, and the Magic Recipe of the Postseason

The Big Hit | The Coming Battle of the Titans

by Ken Napzok If you look to the horizon you can see the Major League Baseball post-season rolling into town like a traveling circus ready to dazzle and delight us. The audience favorites are preparing to enter the three-ring circus and add to the history books of this great game. In a season of astounding offense, second-generation future stars, and the general baseball audience learning … Continue reading The Big Hit | The Coming Battle of the Titans