At Home Plate: Despite shaky start, Verlander still a force in World Series

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I guess he’s human after all. After Justin Verlander’s rough outing in the Tigers’ World Series Game 1 8-3 loss, the San Francisco Giants may have gained some confidence in beating Detroit’s ace. But it’s a long series, and even … Continue reading

At Home Plate: A-Rod to Marlins could make sense

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As Jonathan Leshanski wrote, the New York Yankees made Alex Rodriguez the scapegoat of their postseason problems. Yes, Rodriguez did virtually nothing this postseason, but he was not the only Yankee to struggle. Things got so bad for Rodriguez that he was … Continue reading

Nets Embark on a Brooklyn Journey (with audio)

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Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1957 is a day that will live in infamy in the borough of Brooklyn. At 9:08 p.m. that evening, Brooklyn Dodgers’ pitcher Danny McDevitt looked in for his sign from catcher Joe Pignatano on a 1-1 pitch … Continue reading

At Home Plate: Bobby V out in Boston, Tito takes helm in Cleveland

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What a turn of events this season for the Boston Red Sox. It seemed like Bobby Valentine’s fiery attitude was exactly what the Red Sox needed to move past the “fried chicken and beer” clubhouse atmosphere, which led to one … Continue reading

At Home Plate: Cardinals successful once again in clutch

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Has anyone had déjà vu when watching the St. Louis Cardinals this postseason? Last year, game after game the team was down to its final strike yet somehow managed to get a big hit to drive across the game-tying or … Continue reading