Entries posted by George Castle

No Such Thing As Stupid Question For Waves Of Home-Grown Cardinals

No Such Thing As Stupid Question For Waves Of Home-Grown Cardinals

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.

Too Many Pitchers, Too Much Time, Not Enough New Fans?

Too Many Pitchers, Too Much Time, Not Enough New Fans?

George Castle argues that the number and use of relief pitchers is a big culprit for the length of modern MLB games -- making it…

Second-Fiddle Teams Come Out as Puny on ‘Baseball Nation’ Map

Second-Fiddle Teams Come Out as Puny on ‘Baseball Nation’ Map

A recent Facebook analysis found that the "second team" in big baseball markets trails the first team by large margins.…

Goose Gossage Rips Big Contracts, Standing Ovations for Players Suspended Over PED Use

Goose Gossage Rips Big Contracts, Standing Ovations for Players Suspended Over PED Use

George Castle talks to Goose Gossage about PED suspensions, big contacts, Hall of Fame, Ryan Braun, Barry Bonds, and more.…

MLB Instant Replay: It’s Time For Traditionalists To Accept The Bad With The Good

MLB Instant Replay: It’s Time For Traditionalists To Accept The Bad With The Good

The hide-bound traditionalists who kept extensive baseball video replay from becoming a reality for years have to take their medicine this spring. …

Remembering Tim Sassone, First Among Equals on the Blackhawks Beat

Remembering Tim Sassone, First Among Equals on the Blackhawks Beat

Tim Sassone was a good man in a tough business, one of the best hockey writers of the…

A Marriage of Fantasy Baseball and Old-School Pick-’em Style

A Marriage of Fantasy Baseball and Old-School Pick-’em Style

Longtime sportswriter George Castle has just drafted his first fantasy baseball team and shares how a pro drafts…

If You Have Her Dad’s Voice, Please Contact Leigh Ann Young

If You Have Her Dad’s Voice, Please Contact Leigh Ann Young

Leigh Ann Young is on a quest to find a tape of her late father’s voice, a part…

Independent Leagues Now Feature Affordability Once Common in MLB

Independent Leagues Now Feature Affordability Once Common in MLB

With Major League Baseball growing more financially restrictive, baseball in the independent leagues is thriving thanks to affordability…

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