Monday, July 27, 2015

Once and Future King: Colbert Michael Hamels and the Footnotes of History

On September 9th, 1965, Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs. He had become one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, and obliterating the hapless Cubs was one of his crown jewels. It was the last time the team from Chicago's North Side would go without a hit. For nearly fifty years, seasons came and went, each without a World Series title, but every game played saw the Cubs manage at least one safe base hit. That was, until Cole Hamels took the mound on Saturday afternoon.

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 ...