1. What's Making Me Talk: Heated Stove and a Few Good MVPs

    Instead of talking about how wrong the decisions were, why don't we take a minute to dole out some praise? It's fun to argue about who should have won and who shouldn't have, but now ...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 253 reads 12 comments

  2. Creature Vs. Creature: Michigan's Room for Error is Very Small

    Game Preview Here it is, the game that they call The Game. Two powerhouse Big-10 rivals renew their annual battle of wills...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 349 reads 11 comments

  3. Cleveland Indians Offseason Preview

    Friday marks the frenzy of Free Agency for all the big spenders around Major League Baseball. Big names like CC Sabathia and Manny Ramirez will probably fall first, then the more reasonably priced players come into focus...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 491 reads 2 comments

  4. AL Cy Young: Cliff Lee Goes from Trash Heap to Treasure

    On Thursday, we find out what most people have assumed for months now. On Friday, we begin to watch what we assumed would unfold for months. These events couldn't be more different, but connected in an odd and eerie way...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 940 reads 12 comments

  5. What's Making Me Talk: What's Billy Beane Cooking Up Now?

    You know the baseball world kind of stops the day the World Series is over and it goes into hibernation. For me, it kind of just punched me in the face, knocked me unconscious, and I took a little nap...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 502 reads 2 comments

  6. Okay, Smart Guy: Where Will CC Sabathia Land?

    As part my ongoing quest to completely make a fool of myself with predictions and thoughts, I think it would be fitting if I try and predict the most important hot-stove stories this offseason...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 516 reads 14 comments

  7. Trick Or Treat: Which MLB Breakout Players Are For Real?

    Every year there are players in Major League Baseball that reach another level on their careers. Sometimes they are for real, other times they may be a flash in the pan...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 403 reads 8 comments

  8. World Series: Tampa's Time Runs Out, for Now

    It was probably the most over-analyzed three innings worth of baseball most of us have witnessed. It was also the most joyful stretch of baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 353 reads 10 comments

  9. World Series: Facing Doom, We Get to See the Rays at Their Best

    We've heard the quote from numerous members of the Rays' team. It’s one quote of many, from a man who paints portraits with words, and it goes a little something like this: "We are at our best when we are at our worst...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 428 reads 6 comments

  10. World Series: It's Rays Baseball at It's Best in Game Two Victory

    Hey if you can't score runs with hits, how else are you going to do it? In game one, Tampa couldn't get the big hit to score runs when they needed it. B.J. Upton was a big part of that failure...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 318 reads 3 comments

  11. World Series: Rays' Hitters Can't Solve Hamels in Game One

    Cole Hamels has a changeup that many hitters cannot touch. Tampa Bay is not an exception, especially when the Rays lineup has struggled against the changeup in recent memory...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 217 reads 0 comments

  12. Boys Will Be Boys: The '90s Dallas Cowboys Dynasty and a Q&A with Jeff Pearlman

    The following is an exclusive story from Pigskinheaven.com. I'm the original author and with permission, I've brought the story over for the benefit of the Bleacher Report community. Jeff Pearlman is an ESPN...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 4,964 reads 1 comments

  13. World Series: The Biggest Questions Facing Tampa Bay

    You have to like the position you are in if you are the Tampa Bay Rays. Not many teams would have had the mental toughness to fend of the Boston Red Sox and their unbelievable resurgence...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 524 reads 1 comments

  14. Tampa Bay Wins ALCS: You Can't Put a Price on a Pennant

    Hold on one second and take a step back. Phewwwwwwww! Alright, now that baseball fans alike have been put through an emotional roller coaster, let's just take note of what we've seen. For two years in a row, Tampa Bay has picked first in the MLB Draft...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 1,545 reads 37 comments

  15. ALCS: Tampa Bay Haunted by the Ghosts of Fenway

    Here we go again! A lead large enough to pack it in proved to be not large enough. With nine outs to go, those fabled ghosts of Fenway found a way to haunt the Rays...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 1,475 reads 14 comments

  16. ALCS: Tampa Bay on the Brink of It All

    Sorry Tampa Bay, but I've seen this before. Here we stand, or sit, depending on your preference, one year later. It was around this time in 2007 that the Cleveland Indians were up on the mighty Boston Red Sox in the ALCS...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 514 reads 13 comments

  17. MLB Championship Series Day Six: Tampa Bay Busting Through at Fenway

    The greatest part of the postseason is what you witnessed in yesterday's Day Five primer. I picked both the Dodgers and Red Sox, based largely upon Derek Lowe and Jon Lester. Expect the unexpected when it comes to the postseason...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 554 reads 3 comments

  18. MLB Championship Series Day Five: Jon Lester's Moment Has Arrived

    I'll put on record that my pick for yesterday's game was in fact the Dodgers. Just call it a home-field kind of thing, which is exactly what we are faced with tonight...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 490 reads 4 comments

  19. MLB Championship Series Day Three: Uh Oh, It's Josh Beckett

    You would think that the name Josh Beckett strikes fear into any team facing him in the postseason. Instead, this year all it does is invoke questions and concerns...

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  20. MLB Championship Series Day Two: The AL's New Ray of Light

    I think we've arrived at the point where Tampa Bay should no longer be considered a great story. We get the picture at this point, from worst to first, the classic tale of the little guy...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 566 reads 9 comments

  21. MLB Championship Series Day One: It's Always Sunny in Mannywood

    Pardon for the confusing title, but trust me, I'm definitely going somewhere with this one. We've narrowed down the Major League Baseball playoff field to just four teams and in my opinion, four of the MLB's strongest...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 344 reads 1 comments

  22. Cleveland Indians' End of the Year Awards

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  23. MLB Division Series Day Six: The AL's Survivial of the Fittest

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  24. MLB Division Series, Day Five: One Down, Three to Go

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  25. MLB Division Series Day Four: NL Central Down To Their Last Breath

    I guess I was counting on this round to be at least a little bit interesting. I thought at least both teams in one series would win a game, was that so much to ask? But here we are ...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about almost 6 years ago 271 reads 1 comments