This Great Game Comebacker Archive: 2015
There’s a new commissioner, baseball attempts to speed up the games, Bryce Harper breaks out and the Royals reign supreme for the first time in three decades. These are just a few of the action items that we commented on throughout the 2015 baseball year.
Four new members, same old controversies: The Hall of Fame Class of 2015; Rob Manfred steps in as the new commissioner; the passing of Ernie Banks.
How baseball plans to speed up the games for 2015: Josh Hamilton suffers a relapse; Alex Rodriguez begins Mea Culpa Tour II; Why the Yoan Moncada inking is irking other major leaguers.
The Cubs look at Kris Bryant's incredible camp as a minor deal; Will Ferrell's one-day tour of the Cactus League; Tommy John conquers Yu Darvish, Zack Wheeler and Brady Aiken (among others).
The combatant Royals begin their defense of their AL title; The first major league game played before a crowd of 0; Josh Hamilton finds a home—his old one in Arlington.
Bryce Harper comes of age; The continuing saga over why everyone wants pitchers to break the rules on using foreign substances; The Marlins go off the deep end—again.
The milestones keep a comin' for Alex Rodriguez; The Cardinals are found hacking into the Astros' servers; Royals fans stuff the online All-Star Game ballot boxes; Is David Ortiz a clubhouse cancer?
MLB's "Franchise Four" results neglect most everything before 1960; Your count of consecutive scoreless innings may vary; A computer calls balls and strikes in a minor league game.
The Dodgers get no-hit twice within ten days; Merkle Boner redux in Arizona?; Ichiro Suzuki passes Ty Cobb—or does he?
The passing of Yogi Berra; Are total pitches a more accurate barometer for starting pitchers than total innings?; Bryce Harper mixes it up with Jonathan Papelbon.
A frisky baseball postseason complete with Daniel Murphy's power burst, a controversial "slide" into second by Chase Utley and a very weird seventh inning at Toronto.
After 30 years, Kansas City is back on top of the baseball world; MLB's 2015 awards are given out, from MVP to the Best Tweet (thanks, Seinfeld); Someone finally bites at the qualifying offer.
Pete Rose is denied reinstatement; The Reds try to deal a toxic Aroldis Chapman; Big-time free agent riches are rewarded to Zack Greinke, David Price and other top-tier pitchers.
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