LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 2:  General Manager Doug Melvin of the Milwaukee Brewers looks on before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 2, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Brewers 6-4. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Rating Doug Melvin: What Criteria Are You Using?

Yesterday’s news that Doug Melvin was stepping down as Brewers general manager at the end of the year was not much of a surprise. Most fans knew this was the final year of his contract and that it was unlikely Melvin would be extended, particularly in view of the Brewers’ poor effort on the field […]

All Star Game

What is the Argument in Favor of the All-Star Game “Counting?”

It has been well over a decade that the outcome of the MLB All-Star Game has determined home field advantage for the World Series.  Babies born in 2003, the first year that the All-Star Game “counted” are almost teenagers.  Those children have lived their whole lives in a world where commercials like this one remind […]