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Call to the Pen Jul 14, 2019

The Bomb Squad: The Longest Home Runs in MLB During Week-15

Mike Trout’s 454-footer wasn’t the week’s longest, but it was certainly the most emotional home run of all. Here are the longest HRs in MLB during week-15. It was a difficult yet glorious week for MLB‘s best player. Working through the grief precipitated by the sudden death of teammate Tyler Skaggs, Mike Trout led the […] The Bomb Squad: The Longest Home Runs in MLB During Week-15 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 10, 2019
MLB Bullets went to Cleveland

MLB Bullets went to Cleveland

The All-Star Game happened. It’s time for Mike Trout to step up off the diamond. The debate over home runs continues. The Indians may sell at the deadline, but why? I hope everyone by now knows that the American League won the 2019 All-Star Game 4-3 and that Indians pitcher Shane Bieber was named the MVP? If not, don’t worry. No one will remember it in just a few months time anyway. To tell the truth, I’m not excited to go to Cleveland, but we have to. If I ever saw myself saying I’m excited going to Cleveland, I’d punch myself in the face, because I’m lying.—Ichiro...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 8, 2019
Revisiting the Home Plate Collision Rule

Revisiting the Home Plate Collision Rule

A play at the plate resulted in a violent collision between Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick and Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Crawfish Boxes community member MCN proposes a revision to the current rule to make the runner’s and catcher’s roles more clearly defined. The following is an essay written by Crawfish Boxes reader and regular commenter MCN. Yesterday afternoon, during a wonderfully furious back and forth game of baseball between the Astros and Angels, which featured 2 homers by the best ballplayer of this or perhaps any era, Mike Trout, a grand slam by perhaps the current...
Lone Star Ball Jul 3, 2019
46-40 - The Anaheim Mike Trouts beat the Rangers 6-2

46-40 - The Anaheim Mike Trouts beat the Rangers 6-2

The Rangers might not just boot scoot their way to an effortless World Series win after all The Rangers played a game tonight and Mike Trout happened and they didn’t win. Player of the Game: The catcher who isn’t Jeff Mathis whose name I’m not going to look up how to spell had a couple of extra base hits. Up Next: The Rangers and Angels close out this series with Lance Lynn set to start against Griffin Canning. The 4th of July first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.
Lookout Landing Jun 16, 2019
Sun rises in East, Mariners lose snoozer to A’s, Sun sets in West

Sun rises in East, Mariners lose snoozer to A’s, Sun sets in West

Mariners lose to plucky team, pluckily I’ve watched enough Mariners games that my brain has developed a subconscious heuristic for creating expectations of each game. First - who are the Mariners playing? Is it the Angels? Mike Trout will do a bunch of stuff, Albert Pujols will play like he’s still good, Kole Calhoun will do something to piss everyone off, but the Mariners might still end up winning, because the Angels are almost as embarrassing as the Mariners. Is it the White Sox? The Mariners will be violently eviscerated. José Abreu or Tim Anderson will hit a grand slam, and at...

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