• The NCAA Expose

    While you ponder the Shakespearian nuance of this title, know that I thought long and hard about just how scathing, how all-encompassing, and how damaging this post should be.  As an NCAA...

  • Cycling Around

    Last night, Aaron Hill hit for the cycle in the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.  It was Hill’s second cycle of the season. Hitting for the cycle is one of...

  • A Look Into the Nerdom of Fantasy Football

    Here at Off The Bench we’re a mostly baseball blog, and this week I’ll be broadening your horizons and making you feel infinitely better about yourself by giving you a behind-the-scenes look at...

  • Will Middlebrooks, Prepare for Launch

    While the success of the Free Trevor Bauer movement has yet to be determined, Operation Liberation-of-Will-Middlebrooks has just come to fruition.   The logjam is over and baseballs are about to start...

  • 7 Minutes Of Terror: Possibly The Coolest Thing Ever

    In August, NASA will attempt to put a rover on the surface of Mars. This is a video about how they’re going to do it. It might be the single coolest...

  • The Correct All-Star Ballot: National League

    To reiterate: every season, All-Star starters for each league are chosen by a fan vote. While it is indeed a great honor for the players and it certainly allows us fans...

  • The Correct All-Star Ballot: American League

    Every season, All-Star starters for each league are chosen by a fan vote. While it is indeed a great honor for the players and it certainly allows us fans to engage...

  • Arizona Diamondbacks Trade Talk

    The Arizona Diamondabacks surprised everyone last year outperforming analysts’, and likely even their own expectations.  The youngsters who made the playoffs in 2011 came into camp this year with a new...

  • The Mets Must Unleash RA Dickey

    RA Dickey has been the best pitcher on the New York Mets this season. In fact, he’s been the best pitcher in the National League, which he leads in wins, ERA,...

  • The Brandon Beachy News

    The Atlanta Braves received bad news today after Brandon Beachy met with the dreaded Dr. James Andrews.  The surgeon recommended the young right hander undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a...

  • Joel Peralta and How to Cheat (Correctly)

    Tampa Bay Ray’s reliever Joel Peralta was caught with pine tar on his glove last night.  The substance, found in every dugout from Little League to the Show, is used to...

  • We’re Trying To Get Better

    Off the Bench is always growing and evolving to try to improve our ability to serve our readers. Now, we’re trying to take the next step. Check it out: Off the...

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