Can the Cubs turn it around? Acquiring Jose Quintana, a move made after my story published, should help. Can Mike Trout win MVP? His missed time doesn’t rule him out. Those are half of the questions I examine as baseball’s second half is set to begin.
The All Star Game, which will be played next Wednesday in Miami, has undergone some changes over the years—for a brief stretch there were two games a season—but there are still potential improvements.
Baseball’s unwritten rules are ridiculous. (Natasha Bedingfield’s debut album its lead single, Unwritten, however, is great.) From home run trots to bunting during a no-hitter, it’s time for everyone to stop getting offended by joy and honest competition.
Rookies Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are grabbing headlines for their home run totals. Are they destined for greatness or just flashes in the pan? To find out, I reviewed the careers of former young sluggers.
The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs are under .500. In order to become the first back-to-back winner since 2000, the Cubs’ young position players will have to meet high expectations. Could it be they aren’t as good as initially thought?
As part of espnW’s “Women with Cool Sports Jobs” series, I profiled Susan Lulgjuraj, the marketing communications manager for The Topps Company. You may remember Susan’s cameo in my story about baseball card collecting. In this article, she goes more in-depth about her job. If you know any women with a “cool” job related to sports in some way, let me know.
Tommy Ramos is the softball coach at Midland, a junior college in Texas. Fed up with his team’s poor facilities and the administration’s unwillingness to make improvements, he filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school.