Where can you find the best baseball in the world? Fuhgeddabouddit! What kind of question is that, guy? On the east coast, moe. Deadass. Two beast coast born and raised kids bring you the goings-on from a week of baseball on the Atlantic. Welcome to East Coast Bias. ¡Dale!
Tuesday night’s Mookie Betts trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers left the block decidedly busted. But this wasn’t the first time the Boston Red Sox shipped out a star over supposed fiscal concerns. In fact, none of this is new for Boston; this might be the rule rather than the exception. Continue reading “What’s old is new again: Revisiting 1981 in the wake of trading Mookie”
Boston’s rebuild starts with a spreadsheet move, while Los Angeles charts a course for another decade of pennant contention.
In the final installment of Embrace the Chaos, we look at Curt Schilling‘s Hall of Fame resume. More to the point, Schilling is the cautionary tale of what happens when a celebrity doesn’t know when to shut his mouth. His post-career pratfalls and perhaps worse have obscured a brilliant career that merits enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. Is any of this his problem, or ours?
Ahead of a first-versus-first series between eastern-division powers, we take a look at Boston’s Mookie Betts and Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman, two ballplayers who have been consistent like clockwork for their contending teams.