1. World Series is New York Yankees to Lose

    Something finally occurred to me. This Yankees team is good. No, more than good. This is a great team. For some time I have been thinking the Dodgers, Phillies, and Angels all looked better to win the Series...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 5 years ago 281 reads 7 comments

  2. 11 Great World Series, Geographically Speaking

    There is nothing better to me than watching a World Series with more than a championship on the line. When there is bragging rights at stake as well, within a state, city, or region, then it becomes so much more for the fans...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 5 years ago 405 reads 6 comments

  3. Who Had the Bride Idea Richard Jefferson's Wedding Woes Are Any of Our Business?

    For some reason, I have been especially annoyed by the recent onslaught of stories relating to Richard Jefferson and his fiancée calling off their wedding. Mostly, I just feel like life happens to all of us...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 5 years ago 3,006 reads 6 comments

  4. Three Sports, Three Days, One City: Boston

    With the release of the 2009-2010 NHL schedule yesterday, we had the opportunity to turn our minds to one of my favorite times of the year...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 5 years ago 409 reads 19 comments

  5. Suggesting New Roster Selection for All-Star Game

    Enough is enough with the controversy over All-Star selection. I've grown tired of the constant debate over snubs, fan ballots, and roster size, and on and on and on. I would like to see the adoption of selection by team winning percentage...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 5 years ago 134 reads 3 comments

  6. Ten Baseball Players Who Barely Made It into the Hall of Fame

    Jim Rice finally eked into the Hall of Fame with 76.4% of the vote on the most recent ballot. It made me wonder if anyone has ever made the Hall of Fame with less support (you need 75% of the vote to get in)...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 5 years ago 2,329 reads 58 comments

  7. The Keys to Detroit Tigers Maintaining Winning Edge

    With the All-Star game quickly approaching, the Detroit Tigers have to feel confident with their lead in the American League Central. The key for the Tigers this year has been their pitching and defense...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 5 years ago 223 reads 6 comments

  8. Darrell vs. Dwight: Who Was the Better Evans?

    Growing up, I was always a Tigers fan. The 1984 World Series title was my indoctrination to baseball. I would pretend to be Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, Kirk Gibson, Chet Lemon, and Lance Parrish were all heroes...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 355 reads 13 comments

  9. Ranking the Second Place Teams Most Likely to Make the Playoffs

    With about 100 games to go in the regular season, there is plenty of time for shake-ups atop each division. In this brief slide show I rank each second place team on their chances to reach the top at season's end...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 412 reads 28 comments

  10. Appreciate Albert Pujols' Greatness in the Here and Now

    When selecting superlatives like "the greatest player of all-time," there's a natural tendency to look back to the past. Without considering a player's full body of work, we are hesitant to bestow honors better left for a day in the distant future...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 392 reads 30 comments

  11. The Bronze Medal in Baseball Records

    They are records many of us know well. We know who holds the record, and we know who they passed, or who came in second. But let's test your knowledge. Do you know who is third place for these career stats? Hits, RBI, wins, saves, and stolen bases...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  12. Nine Baseball Milestones on the Horizon

    As baseball fans, we love statistics, and there are certain milestones that make our mouths water. Take a look at my list of ten big milestones coming soon to a ballpark near you. These are in order of how soon they may happen...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 928 reads 71 comments

  13. A.L. All-Star Voting: Tampa Bay Should Represent Left Side Of Infield

    I finally felt ready to begin my all-star voting ballots today. I hate that the ballots were available in April, but usually by around Jun. 1, I feel like the sample size is enough to pass judgment...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 96 reads 6 comments

  14. How Interleague Play Should Be Scheduled

    While inter-league play is still a relatively recent innovation, it is a tragic oversight on the part of Major League Baseball not to do what they should do on the first weekend- celebrate the history of the league...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 383 reads 1 comments

  15. SPORTS! You Just Got to Love Sports!

    When I returned home from work today, I was greeted at the door by my son. He said, "ockey!" and promptly went to his wagon where he pulled out two yellow wiffle ball bats, and a mini Purdue basketball from his wagon...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 69 reads 5 comments

  16. Baseball's Best Retired Numbers: Nos. 1-9

    I recently decided that I would start a tradition of getting my son a baseball jersey for each of his birthdays. Each year, he will get a player who wore the number that corresponds with his age...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 2,878 reads 95 comments

  17. Detroit Tigers Win Sixth Straight, Sweep Rangers

    The Texas Rangers have one of the most prolific offensive squads in baseball this season. Against the Detroit Tigers, the Rangers were only able to muster six runs in the three game series...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 144 reads 1 comments

  18. Detroit Tigers on Pace to Win 90 Games and Division Title

    The Detroit Tigers are exactly two ninths of the way through the 2009 campaign. Detroit is in excellent position to make a run in the month of May and gain some breathing room between themselves and the rest of the Central Division...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 326 reads 5 comments

  19. Jim Thome's Quest to Become the All-Time Strikeout Leader

    Baseball, as we know, is a game of statistics. Lists of numbers attributed to names form a database from which many of us derive inspiration. I have spent time analyzing what is so appealing about the endless numbers of baseball...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 560 reads 23 comments

  20. The Best Knuckleballers of All Time

    Direct TV has a pretty good thing when you get the baseball package and can watch eight games at a time. It takes quite a bit of concentration, but I'm usually up for it. Anyways, watching tonight there was a moment when both Tim Wakefield and R...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 5,611 reads 70 comments

  21. Can Dontrelle Willis Get Train Back On Track?

    In the past five complete MLB seasons, only four men were able to win 20 games or more in one season in the National League. The first is Roy Oswalt, winning 20 in back-to-back seasons during 2004 and 2005...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 202 reads 6 comments

  22. THE Fantasy Baseball Question: Who to Root for, Pitcher vs. Hitter

    For some reason this season I decided to join four fantasy baseball leagues. Inevitably this has caused certain conflicts in my baseball viewing...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 351 reads 50 comments

  23. A Whole Lot of Love for Baseball

    Recently I wrote an article about a team of players that I just can't help rooting for. More interesting than the actual article were the comments posted by the Bleacher Report community...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 95 reads 12 comments

  24. Lou Piniella Waves White Flag with Lineup, Cubs Lose to Giants

    In the top of the first inning at Wrigley Field, Bengie Molina ripped a three-run homer into left field off Cubs starter, Sean Marshall...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 76 reads 1 comments

  25. A Baseball Team Everyone Can Root For

    They are the players you draft too early on your fantasy baseball team. You root for them. You're happy when you see their names at the bottom of the screen on ESPN...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 5 years ago 587 reads 107 comments