Over at HardballTalk I’ve spent the past three days counting down the Top 25 Baseball Stories of 2015. Here are links to all 25 entries.
It’s been one hell of a year in baseball, y’all.
1.The Relentless Royals win it all
2.Contenders come from out of nowhere
3.Rise of the Rookies
4.Alex Rodriguez makes his triumphant return
5.The amazing NL Cy Young race
6.The Nationals choke. Literally.
7.Bryce Harper truly arrives
8.Rob Manfred becomes the new commissioner
9.Max Scherzer tosses two no-hitters
10.The Hall of Fame inducts a class for the ages
11.Major League Baseball institutes a domestic violence policy
12.Josh Hamilton has a relapse and winds up back in Texas
13.Pete Rose finally gets his appeal. And loses it.
14.Unrest in Baltimore leads to a fan-free Orioles game
15.Scott Boras, Matt Harvey and the shutdown that wasn’t
16.Legends Yogi Berra and Ernie Banks pass away
17.Chase Utley takes out Ruben Tejada with a questionable slide
18.Baseball recommends extended protective netting
19.The Cardinals hack the Astros database
20.David Ortiz announces that the 2016 season will be his last
21.A bunch of voters were kicked off the Hall of Fame rolls
22.Baseball reaches peak inexperienced manager
23.Some ballpark patriotism revealed to be sponsored by the military
24.Barry Bonds comes back to baseball
25.Curt Schilling’s Year in Social Media