The MLB season is officially underway and in only one week the biggest news is the attempted sale of the Miami Marlins by an owner that never really endeared himself to any city he was a part of and ever team he owned.
The MLB is through another week of the season and they took some time this week to honour a trailblazer in the league.
The MLB is set to begin another marathon towards October baseball as the boys of summer return to the field.
The Year in Sports was a difficult one to figure out as the accomplishments of so many were often overshadowed by terrible actions of the few. It was a year where the Olympics provided great stories day in and day out and yet many to a backseat to other stories. Heroes rose in 2014 but they were not the stories that took precedence in 2014. Instead it was the fall of heroes that took most of the headlines this past year. It is a common occurrence in the world of sports especially with the evolution of the sports world.
The MLB season as a new champion and yet it is a familiar ending to the season with the San Francisco Giants taking home the crown. It is the third time that the Giants have earned the World Series Championship in the last five years. That accounts for one of the best five-season stretches in the MLB and it brings about the debate of where the Giants stand. A dynasty is a team that has had success over multiple years in a small stretch.
The long marathon of an MLB season is closing out and the postseason race is ending in the next few days. After six months teams are finally at the end of the season where they find out where they stand. The postseason race in the National League is over with positioning the only thing left to determine while in the American League the race is down to only one spot in the postseason.
It is that time again in the MLB as the season closes out and the time for many managers and general managers begins to wind down. As many teams prepare for one last run at the postseason or prepare for extra baseball in October more teams are looking to 2015. As the weeks move on more teams fall out of contention in for the postseason and with that they begin to prepare for the future. Teams call up some of the young prospects on their team to give them a chance at some MLB experience in case they need it for the next season.
The Midsummer Classic has come and gone once again as the MLB All-Star would provide the American League with home field advantage in the World Series. It was another display of the best of the best and was a typical game these days with the AL winning 5-3. More than just home field advantage and a display of the best players in baseball this all-star game would see a passing of the torch. Derek Jeter has been the man in the MLB for years as he is the one player that everyone can say has done it the right way.
The MLB season is reaching the halfway point of the season as the all-star break shuts down the league for a brief stint. As the halfway point of the season approaches the league is seeing a bad trend. With the All-Star game right around the corner teams are seeing some of their top players falling onto the DL at an alarming rate. The injury bug is running rampant in the league but it is not a new trend. There has been plenty of talk about the increase in the amount of Tommy John Surgeries in the MLB as arm injuries in pitchers seem to be increasing steadily over the last few years.
This MLB season will be the end of an era in baseball as two of the most important figures in the sport will end their careers at the conclusion of the season. Derek Jeter and Bud Selig have been the face of baseball for two decades and both will end their time in the league at the end of 2014. For Derek Jeter the end of the season will mean the end of being the face of the sport and the prototype of a baseball player. Jeter has long been considered the one player who has done things the right way through his entire career. He is the type of player that every team looks for to help lead the team to championships.