Learnings Must Come From Ventura’s Death

Like many baseball fans around the globe this morning, I found myself reading about the premature death of another young star of the game. Shortly after, once the initial shock had subsided, I asked myself how many more times must this occur before significant and meaningful action is taken? In October 2014, it was Cardinals’…

Who Should Start the NBA All-Star Game? (East)

We’ve all seen the results from the fan voting thus far and unfortunately it is more about popularity than it is about the displays on the basketball court. If the fans had their way Zaza Pachulia would be the starting centre for the Western Conference, a player averaging 5.6ppg and 5.8rpg. Going by the fan…

NBA All Star Voting Should Exclude Fans

Alright this is getting absolutely ridiculous, fans should have absolutely no say in voting for any type of accolade in the NBA. The NBA All Star Weekend is getting near and the highlight is the All Star Game between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference and fan voting closes in the coming days. Two…

For Aces, Bad Preparation Means Bad Results

Hard work pays off. We see it in every facet of life. The more effort you put in, the greater the reward. The 2016-17 Melbourne Aces have been an example of this all season, working hard, overcoming history, and achieving some great success while building a 20-6 record. After yet another hard-fought win Friday night,…

Impressive Guthrie Helps Aces to 20th Win

Melbourne Aces’ star recruit and 2015 world champion Jeremy Guthrie turned in an impressive outing tonight against the Brisbane Bandits, allowing just four hits and one unearned run through six efficient innings of work. A two-run rally in the 7th, followed by a two-run shot in the 8th from Mike Walker ensured the Aces would go on…

NBA Storylines to Watch Out for Before the All-Star Break

Having finished one-third of the regular season, the NBA is once again fashioning a number of different storylines to garner the attention of its fans. The upheaval with some teams that saw plenty of turnover take place during the offseason is matched against the franchises that remain in contention to capture the title in June….

Now Don’t Be Sad, ‘Cause Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

On a warm summer’s morning, the last day of July 1977, American musician Meat Loaf released one of his signature songs, power ballad Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad. From that day on, the song, penned by brilliant lyricist Jim Steinman, would forever be recalled when two-thirds of any given situation came to fruition. As Steinman…

Wild ABL Debut for Jeremy Guthrie

Six runs, a pair of plunked batters, and a bench-clearer all within four innings will ensure Jeremy Guthrie doesn’t forget his Australian Baseball League (ABL) debut any time soon.

Halfway Through, Aces Eyeing Postseason Return

The 2016-17 ABL season has reached its halfway point and as many predicted prior to opening weekend last month, it’s the new and improved Melbourne Aces sitting atop the standings.

Guthrie Signing Signals Aces’ Intentions

Prior to the 2016-17 ABL season commencing, there was a real hype around Melbourne’s baseball community that suggested their home town team, the Melbourne Aces, were in for an improved season.

Tracking an Orioles Trio Down Under

Continuing on an important partnership for Australian baseball, the Perth Heat will once again benefit from the services of three young Orioles prospects during the 2016-17 ABL season, with Will Dennis, Lex Rutledge, and Derek Peterson travelling halfway around the world to enjoy an Australian summer of baseball.

Ballpark Cuisine: Guilt-Free Nachos

Created by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya in northern Mexico in the early 1940’s, nachos have since developed into a favorite snack of millions of people all around the globe.