2016 Year in Review in Posts

It’s hard to believe there is about to be another year in our lives and our blog behind us. I thought the 2016 baseball season and summer were one of the best of my life at some points. Here are different points of it, chronicled, noted, and in some way were some of the top posts on this blog in the year 2016.


Cubs fans and weed

Reviewing the MLB Network Expos Documentary


Wonton Phosario is born

Harry Caray’s documentary on MLB Network was sweet

The Parenthood got me through February and to Spring Training

Dusty Baker’s MLB Network Documentary

Umpire Personalities announced in MLB The Show ’16

Over/Under Podcast

Diamond Hoggers turns nine


The Day we moved


Our Season Predictions Post

Opening Day Post

Carlos Correa’s big Opening Day in the Bronx

The Reds & Jay Bruce get off to a hot start

Trevor Story bursts onto the scene

Paul Goldschmidt spoils Vin Scully’s final Dodger stadium Opener

Bryce Harper hits a grand slam for home run #100

Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter in Cincinnati

Dee Gordon gets popped for PED’s


When I realized I needed to Savor Vin Scully more

Thor & Cespedes’ strange ‘High’ five

Max Scherzer strikes out 20 hitters

Roughned Odor slugs Jose Bautista

Finding the perfect Whore for the Gentleman’s Game

Jay Bruce sets a Great American Ballpark record (my Uncle was there)

Dae Ho Lee is a blimp

Fantasy Trading for Noah Syndergaard

Carlos Correa gets a game winning hit off Dylan Bundy

Nomar Mazara hits one nearly 500 feet

Jackie Bradley’s 29-game hitting streak

Xander Bogaerts was on top of his game at May’s end


Mookie Betts began to take over baseball

Kris Bryant tags the scoreboard at Wrigley off Julio Urias

Corey Seager’s three-homer game at Dodger Stadium

Corey Seager hits two more homers at Chavez Ravine

The Astros hazed poor “Tim” White

My All-Star Ballot

ESPN Announces ‘Darryl & Doc’ 30 for 30

The Cavs win a Cleveland World Title

A Correa Monster Bomb at Minute Maid

Tim Anderson hits his first home run at Fenway

Michael Taylor’s disaster night at Dodger Stadium

A Noah Syndergaard Tommy John scare

Kris Bryant hits three homers, two doubles in Cincinnati

Lucas Giolito day

Our First Ballgame of the Summer in Cincinnati

Clayton Kershaw gets hurt right after we trade for him in fantasy


A classic between the Indians and Blue Jays in Canada to kick off 4th of July Weekend

Seeing Guns N’ Roses live

The Home Run Derby

The All Star Game

Darryl & Doc 30 for 30

The Gentleman’s Game Live Final

Alex Bregman Day

Jay Bruce homers in his final Great American Ballpark at-bat

Saying goodbye to Jay Bruce


Jay Bruce is traded to the Mets

Corey Seager blesses the Chavez Ravine pavilion on a Sunday Afternoon

Andrew Benintendi Day

Ichiro Suzuki’s 3,000th hit

Prince Fielder says goodbye to the game and retires

More Corey Seager & Dodger Magic at Chavez Ravine

The Astros huge doubleheader in Minneapolis

Alex Rodriguez’s farewell in the Big Apple

Jim ‘Ralph’ Bowden doing what he does best

Rich Hill’s blister

Dansby Swanson Day

Realizing the Cleveland Indians had something going

Missing the Dodgers in Cincinnati, but Seager sets a milestone

I watched this game while my son was being born

Kris Bryant’s MVP Statement game

Gary Sanchez begins his career in legendary fashion

Josh Donaldson’s three-homer game


Charlie Steiner on the call for some Andrew Toles heroics

Yoan Moncada Day

A Trip to Cleveland for a Party at Napoli’s

Carlos Correa hits his 20th home run of the season

Yasiel Puig and Madison Bumgarner get into it

The Send-offs to Vin Scully begin

Jose Fernandez dies

The Game of the Season – Vin Scully’s Farewell at Dodger Stadium

Dee Gordon made me cry

Lasorda destroys the Phillie Phanatic


CMears wins the Gentleman’s Game Cup for a second straight season

Vin Scully’s Final Sign Off

Seager gets Scherzer to kick off the playoffs

Javier Baez into the basket at Wrigley

Lindor takes over game one of the ALCS

The American League choked things away to the Indians

The Indians go to the World Series

Last call for drinks at Chavez Ravine

Cubs reach World Series

World Series Preview Post


Before Game Seven

Reading Joe Maddon his last rights

Game Seven of the World Series – The Greatest Game Ever Played

Corey Seager is named NL Rookie of the Year

Trout wins AL MVP

Kris Bryant wins NL MVP

Whispers of a Baseball Lockout

Cespedes re-signs with the Mets

Bringing back Video Select with the ’88 Gibson homer

Baseball agrees to the new labor agreement pact

The Pirates ramp up efforts to deal Andrew McCutchen


The 15 Disabled List is no more

Under Armour is going to ruin MLB uniforms with their logo in 2020

The Nationals report about moving on from Bryce Harper

Rich Hill re-signs with the Dodgers

Chris Sale is traded for Yoan Moncada

What it’s like inside the Winter Meetings (by Jim Bowden)

Mickey Mantle Shoot Interviews

More Ralph (Jim) Bowdiv

A Farewell to Kenley Jansen in Los Angeles

Rick Hahn just killin’ it

Jeffrey Loria considers a sale of the Marlins

The Dodgers re-sign Kenley Jansen

The Dodgers re-sign Justin Turner

Our Fantasy League’s inaugural championship ring

The 2017 Sunday Night Baseball schedule is released

Indians sign Encarnacion

Vin Scully sings ‘The Wind Beneath my Wings’

That’s a lot of damn posts. If you think we wrote about a lot of baseball in 2016, just wait until you see what 2017 has in store. We are going to be ramping up efforts and blanketing the league with words, humor, and takes on just about everything surrounding the game’s past, present, and future.

It’s going to be fun. Live it up! Happy New Year!