fbpx

menu

Chris Sloan's blog

HomeBlogsChris Sloan's blog
HomeBlogsChris Sloan's blog
Crooked Numbers in Baseball: What do They Mean

Crooked Numbers in Baseball: What do They Mean

posted on 01 Nov , 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Crooked numbers are an integral part of baseball, referring to scoring more than one run in an inning. They are significant because they can drastically change the complexion of a game, both in terms of momentum and score. Teams often employ a variety of strategies to score crooked numbers, such as small ball, clutch hitting, and effective base running. Crooked numbers can also have a significant impact on a team's morale and momentum, as they can serve as a psychological weapon against the opposing team.

...

read the rest

The Most Successful MLB Teams of the Modern Era

The Most Successful MLB Teams of the Modern Era

posted on 30 Oct , 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

When it comes to identifying the most successful MLB team, opinions vary. Historically, the New York Yankees hold the top spot with 27 World Series wins and are considered one of the most recognizable sports brands globally. The St. Louis Cardinals, established in 1881, have 11 World Series wins and boast strong fan support. The Boston Red Sox, known for their rivalry with the Yankees and an 86-year championship drought, have 9 World Series titles. The Oakland Athletics, famous for their multiple relocations and the Moneyball story, also have 9 World Series wins. While statistics highlight past victories, the true essence of a team's success lies in its legacy, fan base, and cultural impact.

...

read the rest

The Science Behind Eye Black: More Than Just a Baseball Tradition

The Science Behind Eye Black: More Than Just a Baseball Tradition

posted on 29 Oct , 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Eye black is a black substance that baseball players apply under their eyes to reduce glare, enhance contrast, and improve depth perception. It also has a psychological effect, making players feel more confident and intimidating. The tradition of wearing eye black dates back to ancient times, but it wasn't until baseball became popular that it truly found its home.

...

read the rest

What is an Ace in Baseball? A Comprehensive Guide

What is an Ace in Baseball? A Comprehensive Guide

posted on 28 Oct , 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Embark on a thrilling journey through the enigmatic world of baseball with Chris Sloan, your baseball buddy, as he unravels the enthralling concept of an ‘Ace’ in the sport. This comprehensive guide explores the essence of an Ace pitcher, tracing its evolution from World War I aviation jargon to its pivotal role in modern baseball dynamics. Through engaging narratives and profound insights, this blog delves into the significant impact Aces have on their teams, notable Aces in MLB history, and the changing dynamics of this key role in contemporary baseball. Ready to unravel the magic of an Ace pitcher? Step up to the plate!

...

read the rest

Pages