1. Ultimate Frisbee: America's Newest Professional Sport?

    It’s been discussed on news programs, on ESPN, and even on Jimmy Fallon—if you’ve still not heard about it, you’re probably not paying attention. The newest professional sport in the USA is one loaded with drug use stigma...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 10,444 reads 0 comments

  2. Why the Washington Nationals Lost 5 Straight (and Why They Might Not Be Done)

    Surprising just about the entire pro baseball establishment, the perennial cellar-dwelling Washington Nationals —and not the perennial cellar-dwelling Florida Miami Marlins —opened the 2012 season at the top of the NL East...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 292 reads 4 comments

  3. Texas Rangers: The Burgeoning Dynasty in the AL West

    Entering the season, most commentators were preemptively declaring 2012 to be the year of the Angels . The singing of Albert Pujols from free agency—to say nothing of the acquisition of former Rangers ace C...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 1,136 reads 0 comments

  4. Albert Pujols' Slump Was Predicted by a Novel from Five Years Ago

    “ On December 10, 2011, [Albert] Pujols signed a ten-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim , worth around $254 million.” (Quote source: Wikipedia .org) And nobody has seen him hit a home run since...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 1,602 reads 5 comments

  5. Atlanta Braves: The Surprising Success of the 2012 Squad

    The biggest surprise of this nascent season is not the surge of the Texas Rangers or the swoon of the Boston Red Sox . It isn’t Philip Humber’s perfect game and it isn’t Albert Pujols’ slumbering bat ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 1,861 reads 4 comments

  6. David Ortiz and the 5 Key Hitters the Boston Red Sox Must Rely on in 2012

    While the Red Sox were struggling so badly earlier in the season that fans were already calling for Bobby Valentine’s head , the Boys from Beantown have managed to turn things around of late...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 472 reads 3 comments

  7. Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and the 6 Vets the Yankees Will Need to Win in 2012

    At 11-8 they’re not quite on top of the AL East with the first month of the season drawing to a close, but the Yankees are still getting it done...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 532 reads 4 comments

  8. Ya Gotta Believe! How David Wright and the New York Mets Will Finish 2012 on Top

    Having gone on a 4-8 skid after starting the season with four straight wins, the New York Mets looked like they might spend 2012 yet again playing the role of the ragtag band of lovable also-rans in the NL East...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 666 reads 8 comments

  9. 7 Reasons Behind the Angels' Awful Start (and How They'll Turn It Around)

    The Los Angeles Angels marched into this season as the presumptive champions of baseball. Coming off a respectable 86-76 finish the year before, they made a bunch of big moves in the offseason designed to carry them to greatness...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 1,238 reads 11 comments

  10. Albert Pujols, Matt Kemp and the Best of the Rest: Top Stories in MLB

    Baseball fans, we are officially one-tenth of the way through the season. Admittedly, this an irrelevant sports statistic if there ever was one. It’s like a kid telling you his age is five-and-three-quarters...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 2 years ago 573 reads 1 comments