It looks like 2015 is already the year of pitching comebacks or comeback attempts, at least. Whether or not the pitcher in question has been retired for years or out of baseball just a matter of months, it seems like more and more pitchers are trying to make their way back to the show and guide their teams up the MLB rankings.
On January 16th 2005, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts scored three points in the AFC Divisional Game against the New England Patriots. This past Sunday, and for the first time since then, the five-time NFL MVP led an offense to less than ten points in a game, which serves as a suggestion that times are a-changing in the NFL, and the pre-season Super Bowl favourite Denver Broncos can no longer carry that moniker.
The 2014 MLB draft saw one of the memorable draft incidents occur in recent memory. The Houston Astros went into the draft coming of a 70-92 season, a 19-win improvement on the year before, with the No. 1 pick
With their No. 1 pick the Texan outfit opted for 17-year-old Brady Aiken out of San Diego’s Cathedral Catholic High. In theory, signing the high school left-arm pitcher made sense. The Astros hierarchy likened the 17-year-old to legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, believing that he was the perfect man to centre the rebuilding of Houston on.
The Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado has received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine by Major League Baseball for intentionally throwing his bat in Sunday’s game against Oakland, The league confirmed on their official Twitter account.
Just a few weeks into the 2014 Major League Baseball season, things are looking exciting for a number of teams, some of whom are doing everything right to hold onto their previous years’ titles, while others are lagging behind.