Sep 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski (12) tags out Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) in a collision at home plate during the third inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
The biggest story from around Major League Baseball recently involved the anticipated announcement of changes to the league’s home plate collision rules. In other news, the deal between outfielder Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles became official and a report surfaced indicating the Chicago Cubs could trade Jeff Samardzija prior to Opening Day.
After spending two-plus years writing for the site, I was named editor of Cubbies Crib in August 2013. Kicked off the 2014 season by being named the NL Central divisional correspondent for Call to the Pen. Also, I work as the managing editor of a daily newspaper in central Illinois. A graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., class of 2013.