Playing Pepper is a feature on BtB where members of the staff provide quick hit insight on the postseason. We skipped the division series, and frankly, that was probably for the best. We’re back to take on the ALCS and NLCS.
Ryan Braun is the polarizing de facto captain of the Milwaukee Brewers. His grand slam Sunday had all the makings of a spine-tingling, jump-out-of-your-seat-and-cheer moment that can only come from baseball this time of year. How did we get there? In this Snap Throw, we take a look — not at Braun, but at the batterymates: Junior Fernandez and Yadier Molina.
With the Cincinnati Reds landing Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Alex Wood Friday in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the presumed NL Central doormats are ready to rumble, and the division went from being a two-way race at the end of 2018 to an open field with five not unrealistic contenders for the division title.
Hit the music.
St. Louis’ acquisition of Paul Goldschmidt reminds the rest of the National League Central that the Cardinals will not be overshadowed by the I-94 war in 2019.
Ted Simmons turns 69 today. He should have been celebrating two weeks ago in Cooperstown, joining the inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The baseball season is long. And we’re here to help: MLB Overnight covers the interesting night-in, night-out goings-on of The Show.