A Modest Proposal: The NL Central

By Spencer Bowen NL Central The Chicago Cubs feature a gorgeous home set, a fairly standard road grey look, and an overused and mediocre blue alternate. But something fairly important happened in the blue tops, so we can’t get rid of those. Instead, the Cubs should replace the current “Chicago” lettering on the road unis…

A Modest Proposal: The NL East

By Spencer Bowen The All Star Break has come and gone, and now Antland’s legions of fans can rejoice. Sing, birds, sing! Chime, bells, chime! For the “Modest Proposal” series is back. Remember, no full-scale redesigns. Only one modest tweak per team. NL East ¡Dále! I give the Marlins‘ look a solid A-. The hat…

There’s a Man Behind the Mask

By: Sarah Hoover Last week, the buzz amongst baseball fans was not a stunning defensive play or a record-setting long ball. Instead, everyone at the water cooler was asking, “Did you hear about Mr. Met?” On Wednesday night at Citi Field, The New York Mets’ mascot made a less-than-professional gesture while being heckled by fans….

A Modest Proposal: The AL West

By Spencer Bowen   Remember, no full-scale redesigns. Only one modest tweak per team. AL West The Astros stand on the precipice of uniform greatness, having abandoned their dalliance with brick red and vegas gold in favor of their original Colt .45s blue and orange and a more classic look. Yes, the Astros should’ve brought…

A Modest Proposal: The AL Central

By Spencer Bowen To take a look at the AL East, click here. Remember, no full-scale redesigns. Only one modest tweak per team. AL Central The Detroit Mr. Kate Uptons Tigers sport a home uniform too classy to change (although the script “Tigers” word mark could be the centerpiece of a cool alternate). Tragically, the road…

A Modest Proposal: The AL East

By Spencer Bowen Perhaps more than any other sport, a baseball fan’s emotional connection to their team is tied up in the club’s look. Maybe it’s because the season is so long. Maybe it’s because wearing a baseball jersey in day-to-day life is considerably more normal-looking than rocking any other of the major sports’ tops. Loving your…

Baseball is Back (!)

By Casey Berkovitz The beginning of baseball season is a wonderful time, when people tune into every game, nobody’s injured, and every team’s fans think they’ll win the division (well, except the Padres). Soon, though, the games will start to blend together and players will start slumping. Fortunately, there are compelling reasons to stay up…

Turning Tables: Why the Dodgers Will Win the NL West

By Spencer Bowen Full disclosure: Spencer is a die-hard Giants fan. Casey is a die-hard Dodgers fan. Because Antland is a journalistic endeavor full of straight shooters respected on both sides, Casey and Spencer will argue why each other’s team will win the National League West this year. It wasn’t easy on the emotions, but hopefully it’ll…

Turning Tables: Why the Giants Will Win the NL West

By Casey Berkovitz (Welcome, Casey!) Full disclosure: Spencer is a die-hard Giants fan. Casey is a die-hard Dodgers fan. Because Antland is a journalistic endeavor full of straight shooters respected on both sides, Casey and Spencer will argue why each other’s team will win the National League West this year. It wasn’t easy on the emotions, but hopefully…

Spring Training: A Giants Roundtable

By Tyler Chuck and Spencer Bowen Before we can once again enjoy garlic fries and a $13 beer on the shores of McCovey Cove, it’s time for Cactus League baseball in Scottsdale, Arizona. Luckily for you, your two favorite highly qualified, very expert (the best!) baseball analysts decided to weigh in on this spring’s most burning questions….

On Curt Schilling (Again!)

By Spencer Bowen Like USC in college football and Kars for Kids ads on the radio, Curt Schilling has emerged as a great unifier because he is relentlessly the worst. Today, I’d like to take the next step along my own personal yellow brick road of merciless and total destruction of a formerly revered pitcher…

Selling the Farm, Coping with Loss

By: Sarah Hoover Can I just say it? Trade Deadline Day sucks. Nothing happens, and nothing happens, and then every other team starts making big moves, and your team just sits still, and just when you think the deadline will pass without much incident, everything explodes in your face. On August 1, the shock wave…