Category Archives: Baseball

MLB Column: The Future Potential of Judge, Bellinger

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.

CBS Local: Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, and Young Sluggers

MLB Column: The Cubs Struggles

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?

CBS Local: Can the Cubs Repeat?

Women in Sports: Susan Lulgjuraj

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.

espnW: Susan Lulgjuraj’s Cool Sports Job

MLB Column: The Marketability of MLB Stars

They are more visible on the field than football players. They play an individual game within a team sport, unlike in basketball. And yet baseball players don’t seem to have the same off-field presence as athletes of equal talent in other major sports. Why?

CBS Local: The Search for an MLB Star

Scooter Gennett and Four-Homer Games

One aspect that makes a baseball game fun is the chance of witnessing something you’ve never seen before. (And yes, I would argue the odds are much higher than for a single game in a different sport.) If you attended or watched the Reds-Cardinals game in Cincinnati last night, you saw Scooter Gennett become just the 17th player in Major League history to hit four home runs in a game. Was the little-known Gennett, a second baseman who entered the game with 38 career homers, the unlikeliest four-HR achiever of all time?

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MLB Column: What Makes a Good Owner?

Derek Jeter could be the next owner of the Miami Marlins. In order to succeed, he must remember that he serves the fans and not his bank account. It’s a simple lesson that many, including the current Marlins owner, ignore.

CBS Local: Will Derek Jeter Be a Good Owner?

MLB Column: Manager Tirades

Instant replay has brought some civility to Major League Baseball. For the most part, there’s no need for managers or players to scream at umpires anymore. And, in a way, that’s unfortunate. Click the link below for my latest baseball column.

CBS Local: For Argument’s Sake