deGrom and Sneel Nab the Cy Young Awards

Winning an individual MLB award is always an incredible honor, but there are certain instances where it’s more special than others. Wednesday night provided one of those moments as Jacob deGrom and Blake Snell both etched themselves in history as Cy Young winners for their respective leagues.  deGrom was the favorite to win the NL […]

The NFL Keeps Getting Bigger

A year ago, the NFL was in the midst of a PR crisis with players and ownership at odds over kneeling during the National Anthem.  Fans responded negatively to the political debate and based on the ratings, the NFL suffered as a result. In 2018, the kneeling issue has been essentially put to rest and […]

Week 10 Betting Odds: National Football League

The National Football League (NFL) is back where 32 teams from National Football Conference and American Football Conference will chase each other giving us the champions for the Super Bowl, February. North America warmly welcomes this 17-week regular season where they will catch Falcons and Vikings like thunderstorms. Are you the one of them who […]

Days of Thunder: Breeder’s Cup Day 2 Races

There were days when humans were leveraging horses to chase their enemies or in transportation. Those times are gone now. This new dawn has bring $30 million for the people who still believes in those Unicorn tales. Exactly.. the Breeders Cup World Championship where finest Thoroughbred chase each other to wear winning crown is here […]

MLB Pitchers Who Could Use a Reset

There is no baseball player on the planet who wouldn’t take a strong start to a season. While gaining positive momentum is a wonderful thing, every ballplayer also knows that what appears to be a solid campaign can be soured in an instant by struggling as they cross the finish line.  Starting pitchers are the […]

Tips on Buying a Sports Ticket Online and Saving Money.

There are a lot of websites out there to buy game tickets online. With so many options we want to offer you some tips on getting the best deals on your favorite sports team tickets. Shop around With so many sites that offer you the ability to buy game tickets, it can be hard to […]

TWIBH Episode 60: No One Believes J.R. Richard

J.R. Richard is a longtime favorite of both of ours: lightning fastball, unhittable slider, questionable control, and in the words of Carson Cistulli, “the baddest there ever was.” He’s also one of baseball’s real what-might-have-been stories, as 38 years ago this week (after months of complaining of fatigue and medical issues that no one else […]

TWIBH Episode 59: Gene Conley and Pumpsie Green Go on Walkabout

56 years ago last week, two-sport star Gene Conley and long-delayed-first-African-American Red Sock Pumpsie Green got off the team bus and just kind of…disappeared for a while. Conley longer than Green. It was very weird, and they were both very weird, interesting characters, so they and their “intentional walk” are our topic for Episode 59. […]

TWIBH Episode 58: Home Runs Get Derbied

I hate that title. It’s All-Star Week, and our second annual All-Star Week episode. This year, we’re looking at the Home Run Derby, and specifically, the All-Star Home Run Derby, and its exceedingly weird, almost embarrassingly humble origins 33 years ago this week, right here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 0:00: Intro; we enjoy the Bermanless derby. […]

TWIBH Episode 57: Ted Williams Hits Into a Shift (with special guest Mark Simon)

Extreme defensive shifts are all the rage these days–but as I point out in the episode, much like climate change, we’ve been saying that for years, and it keeps getting more true every year. But it was 72 years ago this week that Cleveland shortstop and manager Lou Boudreau debuted the defensive alignment you see […]

TWIBH Episode 56: A League Almost Their Own (with special guest Britni de la Cretaz)

It was 26 years ago this week that A League of Their Own arrived in theaters. We’re celebrating that this week by talking with special guest Britni de la Cretaz about her brilliant recent article about the AAGPBL and queer women, and about queer women (and all women) in baseball generally. Episode notes: 0:00: Intro; happy […]

TWIBH Episode 55: Spokane’s Deadly Bus Crash

Hey, welcome back to TPA! This site has lain entirely unused for 2 1/2 years (aside from the odd sketchy gambling or football post that’s popped up thanks to not-us for reasons we don’t know), and was mostly unused for some years before that, as Mike and I have been busy with real life or […]

US gambling industry set for boom after Supreme Court ruling

The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court to allow individual states the opportunity to legalise gambling within its jurisdiction is expected to have a major impact on the gambling industry there. Previously, only a handful of states had legalised sports betting and only Nevada allowed for single-game wagers. Pennsylvania’s Governor, Tom Wolf, signed […]

Prince Fielder and All That Money in Baseball

When the news broke earlier this week that the incredibly fun and one-of-a-kind Prince Fielder‘s playing career would prematurely end, there were a lot of sad reactions, understandably, and a lot of shocked ones — and a handful of bad, bad, bad takes with regard to the amount of money Fielder is making, and will continue […]

The Designated Hitter and the Baseball You’re Used To: A Survey

The topic of the week appears to be the possibly-someday-coming universal DH rule, and there’s plenty to read about it. I enjoyed all of this from Grant Brisbee — as I enjoy everything Grant writes — but this part early on got me thinking: I’m a huge supporter of pitchers hitting for the same reason most […]

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