As August begins to move closer towards September, the plucky Oakland A's simply continue to be the Steve Urkel of Major League Baseball: Uninvited, often clumsy and awkward looking, but damn entertaining. At 60-51, they are entrenched in a three-way tie with the Detroit Tigers (not a surprise) and another surprise team, the Baltimore Orioles, for the Wild Card. No more than one and a half games out lurk the Los Angeles Angels and the team that replaced Oakland as baseball's "Little Engine That Could," the Tampa Bay Rays.
With all due respect to the other five divisions in Major League Baseball, it would be very hard to argue that the five teams which comprise the American League West have not been among the most active in baseball this offseason. Wi... Read Post
Baseball is set to become a safer—though critics say duller—sport with moves to eliminate violent collisions at home plate. Major League Baseball's rules committee, concerned about concussions and other injuries, has voted to take s... Read Post