Formula One Power Rankings: June 2020

After a bunch of “Virtual GPs,” the real Formula One is almost ready to come back in Austria with two races at The Red Bull Ring. So, we thought it would be an interesting idea to do some power rankings for every driver ahead of the season. Here’s the standard disclaimer that these are all just my personal rankings, and they don’t really represent anything … Continue reading Formula One Power Rankings: June 2020

Bullpen Bends, Doesn’t Break in 3–2 Rakuten Monkeys Victory

It wasn’t the most welcoming start to Ryan Carpenter’s CPBL career the first time around, but the second time was the charm for him in the Rakuten Monkeys’ 3–2 win over the CTBC Brothers. Rakuten Monkeys 3, CTBC Brothers 2 (10)W: Wang Yao-Lin (1–0)L: Wu Chun-Wei (0–1) Carpenter threw 92 pitches, allowing only five hits over his 6.2 scoreless innings of work. The Monkeys’ typically potent offense was calmer today, … Continue reading Bullpen Bends, Doesn’t Break in 3–2 Rakuten Monkeys Victory

OBP Season 4 Premiere: Our HoF Ballots, Jays Preview, Astros Reaction

Welcome back! It’s felt like a long time since there was baseball, but it’s now around the corner — and there’s a lot to talk about. Join Patrick Melbourne, John Spotton, and Thomas Scott for the premiere episode of OBP: On Base Podcast: Season 4. Also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, and Pocket Casts! Just search “On Base Podcast.” Continue reading OBP Season 4 Premiere: Our HoF Ballots, Jays Preview, Astros Reaction

Blue Jays Roster Review: January 2020

December 6, 2005. That day, the Blue Jays signed A.J. Burnett. Until this offseason, that was the last time that the Blue Jays signed a major starting pitcher out of free agency. That’s mostly why the Toronto fanbase was both stunned and thrilled about the team signing Hyun-Jin Ryu. To put it bluntly, it’s a bit unbelievable that he’s a member of the Toronto Blue … Continue reading Blue Jays Roster Review: January 2020

Eleven Predictions for the January Pokémon Direct

It’s Direct season! Perhaps, though, this isn’t the Direct announcement you were expecting. It certainly seems like it wasn’t the one most were, to be fair — but it does make a fair bit of sense. In 2018, we received Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu alongside the Poké Ball Plus accessory. In 2019, the first main-series Pokémon titles made their way to Switch with Sword and Shield. In our … Continue reading Eleven Predictions for the January Pokémon Direct

Pros and Cons: Should Marvel Studios Consider a 4th Captain America Film?

Marvel Studios is expanding their cinematic universe in the franchise’s fourth phase — introducing new heroes like the Eternals and providing some new adventures for MCU veterans. One key aspect of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame that has left fans wanting more is the manner in which Steve Rogers returned the Infinity Stones, showing up as an old man — seemingly retired from hero work. If the higher-ups over … Continue reading Pros and Cons: Should Marvel Studios Consider a 4th Captain America Film?