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.
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?
Weather permitting, the regular season wraps up this weekend, and the race for the second wild card spot in the American League is going down to the wire. I recap the playoff picture, the Harper-Papelbon scuffle, and more in my latest for CBS Local.
As teams compete for playoff stops in these final weeks, baseball lost an icon who was a postseason fixture throughout his long career. In my latest recap for CBS Local, I highlight Yogi Berra’s career, on and off the field, and look at some milestone achievements from this past week. Plus, a baby was born in a baseball stadium last night!
Thanks to MVP Mike Trout and a host of other young stars, the American League won Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier won the Home Run Derby in his home park. Read more about those “things,” and more, in my latest MLB recap for CBS Local.