Wednesday night, hours before the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) expired, MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed upon a new temporary deal. You can find the summary of what we know so far below.
BREAKING NEWS: Alex Rodriguez is to play the final game of his career on Friday. After that game against the Rays, he will be dropped by the Yankees and sign to become a special advisor.
More news on A-Rod coming soon on Ground Rule Triple.
Chances are that whichever League wins this game tonight will actually plays less games at home in the World Series, as a 5 games Fall Classic is more likely to happen, than a 7 game set in the World Series.
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Yeah I said it… and fully mean it. This is my annual gripe of how the ALL – Star Game winner will likely not play more games at their home park because of the 2 – 3 – 2 format. I am sure that a lot of people hate the fact the Midsummer Classic even determines home field advantage.
I actually don’t think the game meaning something is a bad idea. I guess no one remembers that drab games we suffered from about 1995 – 2002 – where more players would exit the game and hop on a pending flight, than…
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Not sure if you guys have heard, but yet another Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) suspension has been dished out.
But before I explain the details, I’d like to go into the official PED rules in the MLB.
Yeah, it’s the Fourth of July, but there’s another thing that’s special about this day. It marks the 6 month anniversary of Ground Rule Triple!
Going into 2016, I had this crazy idea to start a baseball blog, and invited Lil’ Veezy to join me. A few days later, we’re pumping out posts like Three Reasons Why Miguel Cabrera is a Top 10 Pickup, Playoff Bound Team Spend Smart, and 2016 AL Rookie of the Year Candidates (which is our most popular post thus far).
Remember all those times you played ball on a lush green field, groomed to perfection. The grass was the perfect green color, recently cut. The infield was raked, and the chalk lines were newly placed.
Now, how would you feel if we took away all the grass, including the outfield? Wouldn’t look as good, right? Same thing with the chalk lines, gone. Want a raked field? You don’t have a rake.
You might be saying, “Well, at least we can still play”. But now I want to take away even more. Imagine that you don’t even have a glove, a bat, a ball. Can you play ball now? Without that equipment, you can’t.
Ground Rule Triple Radio is back, with twice the stuff to talk about! This post is slightly outdated, but is still worth a listen.
In this episode, Lil’ Veezy and I tackle two topics: April highlights/lowlights, and the recent spike in PED suspensions.