1. Spotlight On: New AUDL Team the Salt Lake City Lions

    For a long time, the east and west coasts of the U.S.A. were so far apart as to be in separate worlds. It was not until 1869 when, in Promontory, Utah, a golden spike was driven into ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 5 months ago 2,200 reads 0 comments

  2. A Quarter-Million-Dollar Card Tournament—That's Not Poker

    The Deal At the end of May, 350 professional card players descended upon San Diego to try to capture the Pro Tour championship, a coveted tournament title on the professional card-playing circuit...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about 1 year ago 24,865 reads 4 comments

  3. Matt Silverman Exclusive Interview: Talking Baseball with an MLB Writer

    If you're a baseball fan and you live in New York, you probably know Matt Silverman . The author of such books as The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin ' Story of How the 1969 Mets ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 1 year ago 190 reads 0 comments

  4. Swinging '73, Baseball's Wildest Season: A Book Review

    The introduction of George Steinbrenner . The swan song of Willie Mays. Pete Rose’s last of three batting titles. The first of Rod Carew ’s three hit crowns. Reggie Jackson’s MVP for the Oakland A’s...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 1 year ago 577 reads 0 comments

  5. The 2012 World Series and Its Place Among the Best World Series of All Time

    The 2012 World Series has come to a close, and it seems to have ended as soon as it began. Though some baseball fans may have felt the 4-0 Series flew by too quickly, there’s ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about over 1 year ago 6,009 reads 30 comments

  6. Bobby Valentine: Revisiting the Ex-Boston Red Sox Manager's Career

    Bobby Valentine was fired as the Boston Red Sox manager earlier this month after leading the team to a disappointing 69-93 record. Finishing 24 games under ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 1,612 reads 1 comments

  7. Predictions: The 2012 USA Ultimate Club Mixed (Co-Ed) Championships

    With the 2012 USA Ultimate Club Mixed Championships just a week away, commentary and speculation about who will come home with the title have grown more and more pronounced...

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

  8. Predictions: The 2012 USA Ultimate Club Women's Championships

    With the 2012 USA Ultimate Club Women’s Championships just a week away, commentary and speculation about who will come home with the title have grown more pronounced. Yesterday's article predicted finishes in the open draw ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 1,367 reads 0 comments

  9. Predictions: The 2012 USA Ultimate Club Open Championships

    With the 2012 USA Ultimate Club Open Championships just a week away, commentary and speculation about who will come home with the title have grown more and more pronounced...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 2,584 reads 2 comments

  10. Derek Jeter and the 12 Other MLB Players That Need to Retire Now

    In May, I wrote a piece called “The 15 MLB All-Stars Who Really Ought to Retire. Now.” Like a weak-kneed testifier called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 315 reads 2 comments

  11. Derek Jeter, Miguel Cabrera and the Four Potential MLB World Series Matchups

    With every series going down to a deciding fifth game, the recent MLB divisional playoffs have all made for great baseball...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 1,066 reads 0 comments

  12. Albert Pujols and the 15 Other Players Who Will Decide the MLB Playoff Races

    As the season enters its final stretch, three ultimate playoff races are still playing out: the race between the Yankees and Orioles for the AL East title, the race between the White ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 347 reads 0 comments

  13. The 2012 Cincinnati Reds and the 5 Best Regular Season Comebacks of All-Time

    The Cincinnati Reds have surged. They’re sitting pretty with a record of 92-61, 10 games atop the challenger Cardinals in the NL Central and just a half-game off the best record in baseball...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 126 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB Free Agency: Projecting Contract Value of Josh Hamilton and Top 15 Targets

    The 2012 playoffs are just around the corner. That means the 2013 free agent market is just down the block...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 3,106 reads 0 comments

  15. Postseason Push: The MLB's Must-Watch Upcoming Series and Games

    With just four weeks left in the Major League Baseball season, fans can feel the tension in the air. It's all coming down to these last few games and series...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 2,337 reads 8 comments

  16. MLB Award Races: Mike Trout, Other Leaders and Sleepers Who Could Steal Titles

    With MLB teams struggling to earn postseason berths as the year draws to a dramatic finish, talk among fans has turned from which teams will take each division to who will win the end-of-season awards...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 636 reads 0 comments

  17. Mike Trout and the Rookie Legends: Rookies of the Year and More

    By all accounts, Mike Trout is having one heck of a season. His wins-above-replacement stat—9.2 games—is more than one-and-a-half times that of the next-highest ranked player in the bigs...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 1,121 reads 0 comments

  18. The Best Ground-Ball Pitchers in Baseball Today

    Before delving into the cream of the crop of the leading ground-ball pitchers in Major League Baseball, let’s first answer the questions for the uninitiated: What’s a ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 1,709 reads 2 comments

  19. The Top 5 Most Overrated Power Hitters in Major League Baseball

    Chicks dig the long ball, as Mark McGwire once said—and the ladies aren’t alone. With the playoff race well under way, baseball fans around the country are taking to hanging on every pitch...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 487 reads 9 comments

  20. Ranking Each Contender's Closer by Who You'd Trust Most in One-Game Playoff

    With the MLB playoffs fast approaching, baseball fans can feel the moment in the air: in the last game of a playoff series, bottom of the ninth, a team calls upon their closer to ...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 280 reads 0 comments

  21. Felix Hernandez's Perfect Game: Ranking MLB's 6 No-Hitters of 2012

    It’s a miracle. The sporting rarity that has occurred only a handful of times in recorded history happened again today: A major leaguer has pitched a perfect game...

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  22. The 2012 New York Yankees' Long Battle Back to the World Series

    November 4, 2009 – Up 7-3 after seven and one-third innings, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi tells journeyman reliever Dámaso Marté to take a seat...

    Eric Brach Written by Eric Brach about almost 2 years ago 415 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 2 years ago 785 reads 1 comments

  24. 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 almost 2 years ago 1,668 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 2 years ago 814 reads 0 comments