Brad Kurtzberg (TheSTN) – Wild Card Works Well for Baseball

The first season with Major League Baseball’s new playoff format has just ended and it has to be considered a success. Playoff races in both the AL and NL took on a new intensity. Teams were struggling hard not just to make the playoffs as in year’s past, but to … Continue reading

TheSTN – MLB: Statements from Frank Robinson, Carl Yastrzemski and Commissioner Selig on Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown

The only two living winners of the Triple Crown, Hall of Famers Frank Robinson (1966) and Carl Yastrzemski (1967), issued the following statements regarding Miguel Cabrera’s finishing the 2012 regular season as the American League’s leader in batting average (.330), home runs (44) and RBI (139).  Cabrera, a native of … Continue reading

TheSTN – Game Two of the 2012 American League Division Series featuring Athletics at Tigers to air exclusively on MLB Network

For the first time in its four-year history, MLB Network will exclusively televise a Postseason game as Matt Vasgersian and Jim Kaat call Game Two of the American League Division Series featuring the Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers this Sunday, October 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET, live from Comerica Park. The game marks Kaat’s return to … Continue reading

TheSTN – MLB: Umpires For Wild Card Games, Division Series Announced

Major League Baseball has assigned the two umpiring crews assigned to the inaugural Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser, scheduled for Friday, and the four Division Series, scheduled to begin on Saturday and Sunday.  The Wild Card Game crew chiefs will be Gary Darling and Jeff Kellogg, and the Division … Continue reading

TheSTN – MLB: Jason Motte of the St. Louis Cardinals named National League Player of the Week

St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending September 23rd. This is his Jason’s first career weekly award and the first by a relief pitcher since Huston Street won the award for the week ending June 14, 2009. The announcement … Continue reading