1. Joey Votto, Alex Rodriguez and Other Injured MLB Players Poised for Big Returns

    With the playoffs right around the corner, teams are scrambling to shore up their weaknesses, trading for the pitchers and position players they hope will provide the final missing pieces to the championship puzzle...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 3 years ago 837 reads 1 comments

  2. Nick Swisher And… Who Else? Moneyball Draftees, 10 Years Later

    Long before it was a $100 million film starring Brad Pitt’s rakish haircut , Moneyball was an introspective glimpse into the inner workings of Major League Baseball...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 2,065 reads 0 comments

  3. Hanley Ramirez, Cliff Lee: the MLB Players Who Could Be Traded Back

    With the July 31 MLB trade deadline fast approaching, speculators all across baseball are trying to gauge which players will stay put and which will be dealt as contending teams in all divisions gear up to make their playoff pushes...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 853 reads 0 comments

  4. Ron Santo: Top Ten Highlights of One Cubbie's Hall of Fame Career

    With Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies scheduled for this weekend, much attention is being lavished on Barry Larkin, who was voted into the Hall by the Baseball Writers of America...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 1,542 reads 2 comments

  5. Ultimate Peace: In the Middle East, Differences Settled on a Frisbee Field

    Stiff-necked in a nearly empty span of grass, seven Palestinians and seven Israelis stare at each other. They are not hiding; they stand in the open, with no rocks or rockets leveled at their opponents...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 1,034 reads 1 comments

  6. Professional Ultimate Frisbee League Sues One of Its Teams

    Three months ago, Bleacher Report covered the surprising launch of the world’s first professional ultimate Frisbee league —the AUDL. Though the geographic scope of the league was limited to the northeastern U...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 2,816 reads 0 comments

  7. The 12 Sluggers Whose Power Outputs Have Short Circuited in 2012

    David Ortiz. Josh Hamilton. Adam Dunn. Much has been made of the sluggers having stellar years at the plate...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 2,484 reads 7 comments

  8. Roger Federer Advances to Wimbledon Final; Will Face Andy Murray on Sunday

    It was a classic matchup of young versus the old, and today, the old won out. Before a packed crowd on Centre Court, Roger Federer , the aging star that some have called the greatest ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 306 reads 1 comments

  9. Serena Williams and the Hunt for the 126th Wimbledon Championship

    In the early hours of the London afternoon, Serena Williams took to Centre Court with one goal in mind: to dispatch the top remaining seed Victoria Azarenka and play her way into her seventh Wimbledon final in women’s singles...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 261 reads 0 comments

  10. The Top 15 MLB Players' Names That Sound Like They Must Be Fake

    The annals of baseball history are loaded with unlikely and amusing names. Urban Shocker. Oil Can Boyd. Van Lingle Mungo...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 5,467 reads 0 comments

  11. Spain Advances to Euro 2012 Final with Penalty-Kick Victory over Portugal

    It was after midnight in the Ukraine when Cesc Fabregas’ penalty kick caromed off the post and into the back of the net, sending Spain to the Euro 2012 final and sending Portugal packing for home...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 557 reads 1 comments

  12. Wimbledon 2012: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on Path to Final

    Grass. Summer. Strawberries and cream. At last, it’s time for Wimbledon. The big headlines to date have all been focused on four-time former women’s champ Venus Williams and her first-round flub and early exit...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 841 reads 0 comments

  13. Major League Baseball's 14 Most Bizarre Records You've Never Heard of

    Every baseball stat fan worth his or her salt knows the big baseball records. Hank Aaron: 755 home runs. Cy Young: 511 wins. Nolan Ryan: 5,714 strikeouts, seven no-hitters...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 53,507 reads 5 comments

  14. Clay Buchholz and 13 MLB Pitchers with Something to Prove

    Forget about the curveball, Ricky... give him the heater! Any good baseball fan worth his salt can recite for you that epic line from the close of Major League ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  15. Ontario Warriors Axed: The Death of Southern California's Best Pro Football Team

    Last week, one of the toughest football teams in the nation folded. And hardly anybody noticed. No, the New York Giants didn ’t go bankrupt. Nor did the New England Patriots or the Green Bay Packers disappear...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 2,536 reads 0 comments

  16. Matt Kemp, Josh Hamilton, Justin Verlander... Who Are This Year's MLB All-Stars?

    Over the past two weeks, MLB All-Star ballots have been introduced to baseball stadiums across the country...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 419 reads 0 comments

  17. Kerry Wood Retires: Some Words of Sage Advice to Overhyped Rookies of Today

    According to Sports Illustrated, Kerry Woods is retiring . (Maybe he read my column ?) And while it’s always a shame to see great players hang up their cleats, it’s important to recognize the lesson here...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 560 reads 0 comments

  18. C.J. Wilson Picks Up the Loss as the Angels Fall to the White Sox 6-1

    C.J. Wilson had trouble finding the plate all afternoon in Anaheim, so much so that manager Mike Scioscia pulled the lefty from the L.A...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 256 reads 0 comments

  19. How Carlos Zambrano Changed the MLB Trade Market: 5 Pitchers on the Block

    The last time Carlos Zambrano was an All-Star, most Americans hadn’t even been convinced that an African-American man could be in the White House...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 194 reads 0 comments

  20. NHL Playoffs 2012: Coyotes vs. Kings, Rangers vs. Devils in Conference Finals

    No one could have predicted this for the Stanley Cup playoffs. No one. Not even NHL Nostradamus Barry Melrose himself could have seen it coming. In the Eastern Conference, the No...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 1,329 reads 1 comments

  21. Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets and Grizzlies: The NBA Playoffs March Along

    Believe it or not, basketball fans, the NBA playoffs are still slogging on. That’s the first round of the playoffs...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 540 reads 0 comments

  22. Vladimir Guerrero Returns: A Future Hall of Famer Arrives to Shake Up Toronto

    Vladimir Guerrero is back. Sort of. ESPN reported today that Vladimir Guerrero just signed a minor-league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 199 reads 0 comments

  23. David Wright and the Surprising Surge of the 2012 Amazin' Mets

    Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you your NL East-leading New York Mets ! That’s a sentence I couldn ’t have imagined writing two weeks ago...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 1,260 reads 9 comments

  24. Fill Your 401k: The 15 MLB All-Stars Who Really Ought to Retire. Now.

    30 games into the 2012 MLB season, a number of storylines have begun to crystallize across the league. The St. Louis Cardinals remain strong, even without Albert Pujols...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 329 reads 0 comments

  25. St. Louis Cardinals: Back in Action Without Missing a Beat

    After the loss of star slugger Albert Pujols to free agency over the winter, the Cardinals were seen as a team surely on the mend...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 3 years ago 517 reads 0 comments