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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Entries in MLB (16)


Kindle Pick of the Week: For the Good of the Game

Former MLB Commissioner, Bud Selig's new book.

For the baseball fan, this is a great read!

Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide.

More than a century old, the game of baseball is resistant to change—owners, managers, players, and fans all hate it. Yet, now more than ever, baseball needs to evolve—to compete with other professional sports, stay relevant, and remain America’s Pastime it must adapt. Perhaps no one knows this better than Bud Selig who, as the head of MLB for more than twenty years, ushered in some of the most important, and controversial, changes in the game’s history—modernizing a sport that had remained unchanged since the 1960s.

In this enlightening and surprising book, Selig goes inside the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, looking at how he worked to balance baseball’s storied history with the pressures of the twenty-first century to ensure its future. Part baseball story, part business saga, and part memoir, For the Good of the Game chronicles Selig’s career, takes fans inside locker rooms and board rooms, and offers an intimate, fascinating account of the frequently messy process involved in transforming an American institution. Featuring an all-star lineup of the biggest names from the last forty years of baseball, Selig recalls the vital games, private moments, and tense conversations he’s shared with Hall of Fame players and managers and the contentious calls he’s made. He also speaks candidly about hot-button issues the steroid scandal that threatened to destroy the game, telling his side of the story in full and for the first time.

As he looks back and forward, Selig outlines the stakes for baseball’s continued transformation—and why the changes he helped usher in must only be the beginning.


Bud Selig

Had the opportunity to spend an evning with formr MLB Commissioner and owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bud Selig, on Wednesday night as he was in Metro Atlanta for a book signing, his new book, "For the Good of the Game."


Home Run Derby Odds

MLB All-Star Game this week! set odds to capture Monday's Home Run Derby. Bomb-blasting Josh Bell leads the pack while Christian Yelich is just behind.
People can also wager on first round head-to-matchups between the players.
This page will have current odds through Monday:
Home Run Derby

Josh Bell - 3/1
Christian Yelich - 7/2
Pete Alonso - 5/1
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - 5/1
Ronald Acuna Jr. - 8/1
Joc Pederson - 9/1
Carlos Santana - 9/1
Alex Bregman - 10/1
Round 1 matchup
Christian Yelich -160
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +130
Round 1 matchup
Alex Bregman -110
Joc Pederson -120
Round 1 matchup
Pete Alonso -200
Carlos Santana +160
Round 1 matchup
Josh Bell -175
Ronald Ocuna Jr. +145


Chris Davis Now in 0-49 Streak

Sets MLB record

Davis went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts, extending the streak to 49 consecutive at-bats without a hit. He hasn’t had a hit since recording a double against the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 14.


NJIT Professor Makes His Baseball Picks

Love Professor Bruce!

Mathematical Sciences Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet has published his model’s projections of how the standings should look at the end of Major League Baseball’s regular season in 2019. For more than 20 years, Bukiet has applied mathematical models to compute the number of regular season games each Major League Baseball team should win. His mathematically derived projections have consistently compared well with those of so-called experts.

Bukiet bases his projections on a mathematical model he started developing in the late 1980s and has gone through several revisions. Among the many data points is a model of runner advancement. There are a possible 24 scenarios in which a batter may face a pitcher: three “out” situations (zero outs, one out, or two outs), and eight baserunner situations (no man on, man on first base, man on second base, man on third base, men on first and second base, men on second and third base, men on first and third base, and bases loaded). Calculating the probabilities of batter outcomes against opposing pitchers with the runner advancement model can enable one to forecast the results for each game, and thus the season.

For this season, Bukiet’s projections for the American League (AL) and National League (NL) are:

AL East – Yankees (105 wins)

AL Central – Indians (98 wins)

AL West – Astros (103 wins)

NL East – Nationals (99 wins)

NL Central – Brewers (90 wins)

NL West – Dodgers (105 wins)

His results have been noted in many publications and he has been predictions champion at several times. See more results for his baseball modeling, including the projected wins for each of the Major League Baseball teams at and at