FOX Sports Fan Vote: Only Big Unit worthy of Hall induction

Only Nolan Ryan has more K's. Only Roger Clemens has more Cy Young Awards. No one has more strikeouts per nine innings. Oh, and he's the only guy to throw a perfect game in his 40s. So there's no doubt Randy Johnson belongs in the Hall of Fame. And you, the fans agree. In the second annual FOX Sports MLB Hall of Fame Fan Vote, only the Big Unit received the required 75 percent to...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

It’s so easy to look at the Mets’ offseason so far and shrug your shoulders when asked if they did enough to snap their streak of six consecutive losing seasons – the longest active losing streak in baseball. The ultra-optimistic Met fan will point to rebound seasons by David Wright and Curtis Granderson as reasons for a return to relevancy in 2015. Others say that getting...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Will Play Winter Ball This Year

On Friday night, Moises Alou announced that Gregory Polanco will play winter ball this upcoming season, joining Leones del Escogido in early December. Alou is the general manager of the Leones club and also mentioned that a decision hasn’t be made yet on Starling Marte. Polanco was the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the Dominican Winter League last year. Saturday...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eighteen Crazy Nights—Looking back at the 1997 Cleveland Indians

During the month of October DTTWLN will take a look back at the 1997 Cleveland Indians season—specifically the 18 thrilling games of the postseason as the Indians made an improbable run to game seven of the World Series. PART SIXTEEN:  WORLD SERIES GAME 1—THE SERIES NO ONE WANTED Claire Smith of the New York Times called it “The Series No One Wanted”. Bernie Lincicome of...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Forgive Steve Bartman

As Cubs fans everywhere remember what could have been, somewhere a certain Steve Bartman continues to receive death threats. 11 years on, Cubs fans still look longingly as the 2003 Cubs team, a plucky group of players, arguably the most successful since 1945. The Cubs were tantalizingly close to a World Series, the fanbase was so ready to shed the decades long stigma derived from...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

FOX Sports 1's Karros unveils Cubs 2003 World Series hat (Video)

While there’s no use rehashing the heart-breaking unravelling of the Cubs’ 2003 postseason run – nor is there any sense lambasting Steve Bartman any further – there is a small space for reopening the long scarred-over wounds of Chicago’s North Siders with a fun hat! On Tuesday’s pregame show for Game 3 of the current NLCS, FOX Sports 1 baseball analyst Eric Karros produced...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

5 little-known facts: The Steve Bartman incident (Infographic)

Here at Holdout Sports, we've been getting ready for the MLB postseason by revisiting some of the great moments in the recent past. However, our MLB playoff retrospective wouldn't be complete without revisiting one of the most infamous moments in MLB history: the Steve Bartman incident.In 2003, the Chicago Cubs appeared to be on their way to the World Series for the first time...
Via Holdout Sports
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Re-living the disastrous Steve Bartman incident

2003 was supposed to be The Year for the Chicago Cubs. They had a 3-2 lead over the Marlins in the NLCS, and led them 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Mark Prior was on the hill and dealing. Then…disaster. Prior allowed a one-out double to Juan Pierre. Luis Castillo hit a foul pop-up down the line that Moises Alou nearly caught…but Steve Bartman got in Alou...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Re-living the disastrous Steve Bartman incident

2003 was supposed to be The Year for the Chicago Cubs. They had a 3-2 lead over the Marlins in the NLCS, and led them 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Mark Prior was on the hill and dealing. Then…disaster. Prior allowed a one-out double to Juan Pierre. Luis Castillo hit a foul pop-up down the line that Moises Alou nearly caught…but Steve Bartman got in Alou...
Via Bloguin Best
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fan Outmuscles Orioles’ Chris Davis For Fenway Foul Ball (Video)

Chris Davis feels Moises Alou’s pain. Davis experienced his own Steve Bartman-style moment Tuesday at Fenway Park. Sure, the stakes were far lower and the fan who took the foul ball away from Davis appeared to support the opposing team. But you get the picture. Davis chased a pop-up toward the seats along the third base line in the first inning of the Baltimore Orioles’ 4-1 win...
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox P Scott Carroll Asks Moises Alou Interesting Question on Twitter

Posted to Good Guys Wear BlackScott Carroll’s twitter game is on point. He took time out of his busy day to tweet Moises Alou a very important question. Hey @MoisesAlou18 is it true that when you would piss on your hands, it would help with blisters? — Scott Carroll (@Scotty_Carroll) July 28, 2014 Scotty doesn’t know, apparently. The scary part is that I’m not sure if it’s...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Field Of Second Chances – The 1994 Montreal Expos

Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham: We just don’t recognize life’s most significant moments while they’re happening. Back then I thought, “Well, there’ll be other days.” I didn’t realize that that was the only day. There is a scene in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams where Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, goes back in time to meet Archibald “Moonlight” Graham...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB, Fox’s snub of Tony Gwynn was disappointing

During Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game, there was a prevailing thought among baseball fans watching that the league would somehow honor the late Tony Gwynn during the game. Gwynn appeared in 15 midsummer classics over his illustrious career, the tenth-highest total ever and second-most among players who started their career after 1970. Gwynn also scored the winning run in the...
Via Awful Announcing
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Top 10 Late Round Draft Picks

The Indians made their picks for the first day in the draft, an impressive four in the first two rounds. How this and the past few seasons drafts will pan out, we are yet to know, but the Indians have a long history of taking players that were possibly not the best available in the early rounds. Since 1965, the Indians have had the first overall pick four times, Rich Hand in 1969...
Via Burning River Baseball
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Montreal deserves another chance at baseball team

MONTREAL, Qc. – After a two game Blue Jays – Mets series in Montreal that saw over 95,000 fans fill Olympic Stadium it is evident that the Expos deserve another chance in the Major Leagues. Two top MLB officials were in attendance at the games that brought baseball back to Montreal for the first time since 2004. Executive VP John McHale Jr. — who worked for the Expos and,...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look at the Top 10 All-Time Washington Nationals

With the Washington Nationals’ tenth season around the corner, 2014 seems an appropriate time to reflect on how far the franchise has come. recently published its All-Time 9 ballot to include Montreal-era household names like Vlad Guerrero, Moises Alou, Larry Parrish and Jose Vidro. But, if one were to isolate the Nationals years, who might make the all-time top 10...
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Class of 2014

We're just hours away from the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 being announced.  And while the smart bet is on three or four players being inducted, it's not as clear cut as that. Since it appears that the BBWAA will be sticking to its guns and not voting in players who have been linked to steroids (or, in the case of some, played alongside those who are), this summer's group will...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mad Dog and Big Hurt: How the 2014 Hall of Fame vote will turn out

This Wednesday afternoon we’ll learn who will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the baseball writers. As I did last year, I will try to predict the final outcome. Last year we got the “Big Six” newcomers on the ballot, and none of them were elected, in fact no one was elected by the writers. This season, we have several newcomers, some of whom are virtual...
Via Wahoo Sam
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What happened to Bartman – Marc Trestman the Next Steve Bartman?

Steve Bartman and Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman look very similar, has Bartman come back to take revenge on Chicago?  It’s a bit far fetched, but the features between the two of them are obvious. What happened to Bartman – 10 years later? It was said that Steve Bartman was listening to the headphones during the Chicago Cubs 2003 National League Championship Series Game...
Via Sports Mockery
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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