The Curse Buster

Who you gonna call? Theo Epstein, if you have a beloved MLB franchise that purportedly is prevented from World Series glory due to some mumbo jumbo curse. Now I know I’m waaaay ahead of things. Just because the Cubs clinched their first ever NLDS this week since playing at Wrigley Field does not mean they…

Green Grass Is Not Enough On St. Patty’s Day

The St. Patrick’s Day holiday takes place during Spring Training every year.  Major League Baseball and it’s teams like to use the spring schedule to ease back into the grind of the baseball season, as well use gimmicks and stunts to engage with fans and endear them to America’s national pastime. Enter the St Patrick’s Day-related gimmicks,…

The Question On A Hall of Famer’s Mind – Literally

The votes are in!  The Baseball Writers’ Association of America election results for 2015 were released earlier this week by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sometime after the euphoria of becoming a newly enshrined member of the Hall of Fame wears off, a new member has a decision he must ponder: ‘What cap should I wear on the…

Divisional Series Predictions

Since I am the only Sports Frappe contributor who has the potential of actually picking the World Series winner based off of our spring training picks, I’ll do you the favor and give you the predictions for how the divisional series will turn out.Dodgers vs. Cubs:  I have to admit that I have the advantage…

Fan Appreciation Manny Style

In all my years of watching baseball, I have never seen anything like this before: In case you can’t tell, that’s Manny Ramirez giving a high-five to a fan in the stands after he caught a fly ball hit by Kevin Millar before the inning was over with runners on base. If that’s not shocking…

Buckner Breaks Down

Regardless of whether you live in Boston or not, mention Bill Buckner to a baseball fan, and they will immediately think of Game 6 in the 1986 World Series. The hapless BoSox at that point were still cursed with not winning a World Series since 1918, and fans helplessly watched as a ball rolled directly…

Curt Schilling Bugs Me

Since the Mitchell report, we’ve had plenty of players coming forward and speaking out.  They’ve talked about their own situations and commented on their fellow players who have been named or spoken out.  And of course, Curt Schilling is no different.  But for some reason, more than any other player, Curt Schilling bugs me.   …