Baseball had no fadder. It jest growed, one of the game’s pioneers, Henry Chadwick, said in 1904. Baseball would soon beg to differ with Chadwick, creating a commission in 1905 to investigate the game’s origins. With scant evidence, baseball wrongly proclaimed Civil War veteran Abner Doubleday the game’s founder in 1908. Credit began to shift to Alexander Cartwright in the 1930s, culminating with his induction to Cooperstown in 1938.

Adams fell one vote shy of Hall of Fame induction in December 2015. It will be interesting to see what happens when he’s eligible again in fall 2020.

The Tigers are a confusing team. When you think they should be really good, they’re not. Their offense is certainly good enough, or should be at least. On paper, they’ve been one of the best teams in baseball for years, but it just hasn’t panned out that way. With minimal moves made this offseason, aside from trading outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Angels, the Tigers are saying they can compete with this group. However, we’ve already seen that isn’t the case. Even so, the Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys Tigers should be looking optimistic in 2017, even after a quiet offseason.

Columnist Bryan Curtis of Bill Simmons’ The Ringer just wrote a fascinating piece about how he believes the sports media has moved to the left of its readership. Wrote Curtis:

In the age of liberal sports writing, the writers are now far more liberal than the readers. Absolutely I think we’re to the left of most sports fans,” said Craig Calcaterra, who writes for HardballTalk. It’s Cheap Barcelona Jerseys folly for any of us to think we’re speaking for the common fan.”
But to say ESPN has a double-standard with conservatives is questionable also.