MLB HOF

MLB on Sling: The Immortals Among Us

Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez, and Jeff Bagwell recently became the latest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame, joining a celebrated collection of drunks, drug-users, gamblers, racists, and otherwise decent men who excelled at our country’s national pastime. History has shown that at any one time, more than 30 such men are playing each season,…

Beltre

MLB on Sling: Adrian Beltre Is the Newest Mr. 3000 (And He’s Been Better Than Jeter)

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre on Sunday ripped a shot down the third baseline for a double against the Orioles’  that made him the 31st member of Major League Baseball’s 3,000-hit Club, the latest achievement in a criminally overlooked career. Congrats, congrats… GOTCHA! pic.twitter.com/vS5t2H3O5G — Ranting Oriole Bird (@RantingOriole) July 30, 2017 At 38,…

MLB on Sling: The Division Leaders’ Wishlists

The 2017 trade deadline, typically the last chance teams have to make one final addition before the postseason, is just a week away. If you’re sitting atop your division, chances are you’re already pretty good, but it doesn’t mean you’re a legitimate title contender, especially in a year when each league has a super team,…

MLB All Star Snubs

MLB on Sling: The 2017 All-Star Starting Lineup Snubs

The announcement of the All-Star starting lineups and reserves brought with it its annual smattering of dunderheaded choices, though, to be fair, past rosters have been far more egregious. But that’s no reason not to examine the awful oversights. It’s hard to begrudge Salvador Perez his fourth consecutive start at the All-Star Game, as he…

Ichiro Suzuki

MLB on Sling: Ichiro Joins All Time Old Timers

Ichiro Suzuki started Sunday night at centerfield for the Miami Marlins, going 1-for-4 en route to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. It was an unremarkable game for a man with more than 3,000 career hits, but for one quirk of history: it made Ichiro, at the age of 43 years, 246 days, the…

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