CPBL’s Rakuten Monkeys provide baseball’s first walk-off homer of 2020, delight their robot fans

Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League continued its season on Wednesday, with a lively contest between the Uni-President Lions and the Rakuten Monkeys taking center stage. The Lions and Monkeys required 12 innings before crowning a winner on a walk-off home run. Because the game was closed to fans, every home Read more

Howie Kendrick’s Game 7 homer shouldn’t be overlooked; neither should his potential for the 2020 Nationals

Since baseball for the moment exists only in the virtual realm, maybe it’s time to revisit and properly appreciate Howie Kendrick’s inexpressibly clutch home run in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series.  By way of refresher, here’s Kendrick’s opposite-field shot against Astros reliever Will Harris (and his 1.50 ERA Read more

Actual baseball highlight: Former MLB player launches mammoth homer in Japan exhibition game

Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring Training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least mid-May, and that remains subject to change as the Read more