The HBP Defense Technique

Zack Greinke could have avoided a broken collarbone if the proper technique was followed after he plunked Carlos Quentin with a pitch when the Los Angeles Dodgers faced the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. It was ten years ago when the hit by pitch defense was described to me. It was the 2003 season,…

My Home Opener Family Recap

After three straight baseball seasons of attending Texas Rangers games as a working member of the media, I made it to my first game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington as just a baseball fan. I was there for the home opener against the Angels and then I went on Monday night to see the Rays.…

The Most Meaningful Home Opener

I have looked forward to the home opener of the Major League Baseball season every year since I was a little kid growing up in Deerfield, Illinois. However, it’s the home opener this year that I might be looking forward to the most. I’ll explain why momentarily. When I was growing up in the northern…