The significance of Justine Seagal

By Derek Helling Six years after becoming the first woman to coach men as a professional in the sport of baseball, Justine Seagal has elevated her craft to the major leagues. The Oakland Athletics have made her the first female coach in MLB history, inviting her to be a guest coach at their instructional league camp next month. While Seagal’s tenure with the franchise is finite, lasting only as long as the camp endures, she will be compensated by the team for coaching. This is another step forward for gender equality in an industry which has an unfortunate history in that … Continue reading The significance of Justine Seagal

Which non-contenders are closest to contending again?

While most fans are watching the playoff races in all six Major League Baseball divisions and wild card contests, there is a contingent of other teams which are playing out their 2015 schedules. While the games may be meaningless for these teams as far as postseason contention for this season goes, the results of these games are telling as to which of these teams may be ready to contend in 2016. Continue reading Which non-contenders are closest to contending again?