1. The 11 Worst Umpire Screw-Ups in Baseball History

    Bad calls happen. They're a part of every sport, every game, and every day fans of some team out there are complaining about a bad call that altered a game that their team inevitably lost...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 6,490 reads 60 comments

  2. Bobby Valentine Meets the Press: Why This Was Different

    While it's highly unlikely that anyone missed the press conference to introduce new manager Bobby Valentine yesterday at 5:30 p.m. in Boston. It does seem as if one unique aspect of the Bobby V intro has sort of flown under the radar...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 299 reads 0 comments

  3. Heath Bell to Marlins: Will a Megastar Like Jose Reyes or Albert Pujols Follow?

    "I'm going to take my talents to South Beach." — LeBron James, July 8, 2010 It looks like LeBron may have started a trend...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 1,265 reads 0 comments

  4. Why Boston Red Sox's Hiring of Bobby Valentine Is Finally Some Good News

    It's not that Bobby Valentine is some sort of "magic bullet" to cure all the ills of the Boston Red Sox . In fact there is a chance that his hiring could be a total disaster...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 399 reads 0 comments

  5. Baseball Hall of Fame 2012: No, Bernie Williams Isn't a Hall of Fame Player

    It started almost the instant that the 2012 ballot was released. Yankees fans were saying "Bernie Williams is on the ballot, he should make it." No, sorry Yankees fans, he should not...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 2,891 reads 105 comments

  6. Syracuse University: Bernie Fine, Jim Boeheim and the Sexual Abuse Allegations

    The situation at Pennsylvania State University continues to get increasingly ugly several hours to the north, as a newer and equally repulsive story is slowly developing...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 616 reads 0 comments

  7. Bobby Valentine To Manage Red Sox: 10 Ways He'll Differ from Terry Francona

    It's been over two full months since Jonathan Papelbon walked off the mound in Camden Yards a loser on the final night of the 2011 regular season. Papelbon is long gone, off to Philadelphia and 50 million dollars...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 689 reads 0 comments

  8. Matt Garza or Gio Gonzalez? Who Would Be a Better Fit in Boston?

    The baseball offseason isn't just a collection of free agents signing lucrative deals with new or their existing teams. There are always a few surprising trades...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 2,106 reads 28 comments

  9. MLB Free Agents 2012: David Ortiz Wants 3 Years, but Will He Get It?

    It's been made clear that free agent designated hitter David Ortiz would like a three-year contract. That's not a shock at all. After all, Ortiz is now 36 years old...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 509 reads 0 comments

  10. Daniel Bard: Starter or Closer? Red Sox Must Choose

    There was a time about one year ago when the Boston Red Sox were rumored to have been in talks to possibly acquire outfielder Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. That deal never materialized...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 3 years ago 697 reads 5 comments

  11. Justin Verlander and the 10 Most Dominant Pitching Seasons of the PED Era

    The last twenty years haven't exactly been the greatest years for pitching in Major League Baseball. The era of performance enhancing drugs started in the late 1980's but really seemed to take off following the baseball strike of 1994...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 757 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB Free Agency: Top 10 Starting Pitchers and Where They'll Go

    Last year it was Cliff Lee, and C.C. Sabathia was another top prize a few years back. Those two pitchers are indisputably "aces." This season there aren't any pitchers of that caliber on the market...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 1,032 reads 0 comments

  13. Justin Verlander 2011 AL MVP: Do Pitchers Really Deserve To Win the MVP Award?

    It was bound to happen eventually. A pitcher has won the American League MVP award. Justin Verlander took home the hardware, the first victory for a pitcher since 1992 when closer ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 1,743 reads 5 comments

  14. Red Sox Fans Shouldn't Panic: The Team Will Have a Manager

    I'll be the first person to admit that I've got zero experience working for a major sports franchise, or more specifically, a baseball team...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 244 reads 11 comments

  15. Boston Celtics: Are They Still Contenders with the Big Three?

    The question has been asked since the day they became "The Big Three." How long can this last? Since July 31, 2007—the day that the Celtics acquired Kevin Garnett and just ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 1,923 reads 4 comments

  16. MLB Free Agents 2012: Tough Choice to Be Made with Tim Wakefield for Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox appear to be getting closer to finding their manager. Once that decision is made, then the rest of the major offseason decisions are likely to be made in a rapid succession...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 1,004 reads 8 comments

  17. Bobby Valentine Managing the Red Sox: 5 Reasons He's a Good Fit for Boston

    Dale Sveum—out. Pete Mackanin was told he's not under consideration. The other candidates to fill the Red Sox vacant managerial position, men like Sandy Alomar Jr, Gene Lamont ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 2,115 reads 1 comments

  18. Clayton Kershaw and the 10 Best Pitching Seasons in Los Angeles Dodgers History

    Take a look at the season that Justin Verlander just had in the American League. It got him the Cy Young award—by unanimous vote. Verlander is only 28 years old, so his future looks bright...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 1,624 reads 0 comments

  19. Joe Maddon Wins AL Manager of the Year: 5 Reasons He Deserved It

    Joe Maddon is on a roll. He has led the Tampa Bay Rays to the postseason in three of the last four seasons. He even threw a World Series appearance in for good measure in 2008...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 364 reads 2 comments

  20. Kirk Gibson Brings Arizona Diamondbacks a Division Title and Himself an Award

    He can't ever top his Game 1 home run off Dennis Eckersly in the 1988 World Series. Yet even after his baseball-playing career has come to a conclusion, Kirk Gibson continues to do unexpected things...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 159 reads 0 comments

  21. Justin Verlander's AL Cy Young Award Was an Easy Choice

    Major League Baseball's postseason awards often inspire debate and at times controversy. Not the 2011 American League Cy Young Award, though...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 443 reads 0 comments

  22. Albert Pujols Free Agent News: 5 Ways He's a Horrible Fit for the Chicago Cubs

    Jonathan Papelbon was the first free agent shoe to drop last Friday. He's far from the biggest though. There really are only two "big shoes" in the free agent market this offseason...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 5,056 reads 11 comments

  23. Michael Vick: The Greatest Quarterback That Never Existed

    NOW can we declare him to be nothing more than a great athlete and a mediocre quarterback? Please? Isn't it about time we all just came to terms with the fact that Michael Vick is two things...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 553 reads 5 comments

  24. Penn State Football Scandal: What Does It Say about Us as a Nation?

    The first thing to understand about this column is that it's not an "excuse" designed to somehow rationalize the deplorable behavior of those within the Penn State Athletic Department...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 205 reads 3 comments

  25. Boston Red Sox Closer 2012: Is It Daniel Bard's Time?

    Jonathan Papelbon is gone. Conventional wisdom seems to suggest that the Red Sox will now dip into the free agent market to sign one of the available closers...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 3 years ago 2,691 reads 6 comments