Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One Night in September: The Pitcher, The Batter, The Steal and The Beltway

The baseball season can feel like an eternity. If your team is nearing one hundred losses, it cannot end soon enough. If your team is playing for October, you live and die with every pitch and minor injury that a long season can provide. For Washington and Baltimore, September 16th was a formality. With a win, each would win their respective division. In Kansas City, St, Louis, Anaheim, Oakland, Arizona and Minnesota, postseason implications hung overhead like a pendulum. In Chicago and Houston, two downtrodden clubs had a reason to smile in the midst of another losing season. It was a night bursting at the seams with drama and fulfillment, flourishing the autumnal sentiment that only baseball can deliver.

Chase Down the Rising Sun: Shohei Ohtani Faces the Hype

Twenty-three year old Shohei Ohtani took the mound for the first time in a Major League stadium on Sunday. His slender, six-foot-four frame ...