Entries posted by George Castle
The concept of relentless speed on the basepaths combined with rally-crushing outfield leather-flashing by a corps of fleet men was consigned so far in the past we’ve almost forgotten it....More.
The St. Louis Cardinals are stocked with home-grown players who spent little, if any, time stumbling around once they were promoted to the majors. They’re smart, perceptive and fully steeped in a winning tradition they have only enhanced....More.
George Castle argues that the number and use of relief pitchers is a big culprit for the length of modern MLB games — making it more difficult to market the game to the next generation of fans....More.
A recent Facebook analysis found that the “second team” in big baseball markets trails the first team by large margins....More.
George Castle talks to Goose Gossage about PED suspensions, big contacts, Hall of Fame, Ryan Braun, Barry Bonds, and more....More.
The hide-bound traditionalists who kept extensive baseball video replay from becoming a reality for years have to take their medicine this spring....More.
Tim Sassone was a good man in a tough business, one of the best hockey writers of the modern times, and unrivaled on the Chicago Blackhawks beat....More.