Extra Innings: 2022’s Underperformers

While most of the preseason favorites held serve and made the postseason in 2022, there were a few notable exceptions. These teams were the biggest disappointments of the 2022 MLB season.  San Francisco Giants The Giants were never going to match their magical 2021 season where they won 107 games, but that doesn’t mean 2022 […]


Extra Innings: MLB Award Predictions

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced its finalists for the 2022 MLB awards on Nov. 7, and the winners will be revealed throughout this week. Here are the finalists and my thoughts on who should win each award.    American League MVP: Yordan Álvarez, Astros; Aaron Judge, Yankees; Shohei Ohtani, Angels Who should win: […]


Extra Innings: This one’s for Dusty

Almost everyone in America outside of Houston, Texas, wanted the Philadelphia Phillies to take down the Astros in the 2022 World Series. After all, the Phillies were the unquestioned underdogs of this story. They were the last team to clinch a spot in the playoff field at 87–75, were making their first postseason appearance since […]


Extra Innings: The best World Series of the 21st Century

In honor of the 2022 World Series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies, which began on Friday, here’s a look back at some of the more memorable series in recent memory. These are the top five greatest World Series of the 21st century.  5: 2017–Astros over Dodgers in seven Sign-stealing scandal aside, this series […]


Extra Innings: What happened to the Dodgers?

While the top two seeds advanced to the championship series in the American League, the National League side of the bracket was full of upsets. All three teams that won 100 games were eliminated before the championship series. The Mets’ 101-win season came to an end in the wild card round at the hands of […]


Extra Innings: MLB postseason storylines

MLB postseason storylines The first two rounds of the playoffs have been full of surprises. The teams I picked to advance in the wild card matchups won a total of one game and lost every series. The three biggest favorites in the National League have all been eliminated, and two wild card teams will play […]


Extra Innings: Playoff preview 2022

It’s the first year of the new 12-team format for the MLB postseason, which begins tonight. The first round will feature four wild card series, each of them a best of three games. The top two division winners in each league get first round byes. The Astros and the Yankees are the top two seeds […]


Extra Innings: “All Rise,” a historic season for Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge is larger than life, and not just because he’s 6 feet, 7 inches tall and 282 pounds. The Yankee slugger is having one of the greatest hitting seasons in recent memory. All eyes have been on his pursuit of the American League single-season home run record of 61, set by the Yankees’ Roger […]


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