From SABR member Jayson Stark at ESPN.com on August 14, 2015:
July is for trade rumors. August is for history.
That sounds like something Kennesaw Mountain Landis once said. Or, at the very least, Peter Gammons. But here’s the truth. I made it up myself. And here’s why:
I love trade talk. You love trade talk. Trade talk keeps our sites and networks in business. Trade talk keeps those talk-show lines humming. But then along comes August, when we look up and notice something just as important:
There’s a tremendous baseball season still in progress. Full of real-life baseball players chasing real-life history. In front of our very eyes.
So that’s why, every August, I volunteer to provide this valuable public service. It’s another edition of the ever-popular August History Watch. And if all — or any — of this stuff happens, it’ll be way more rewarding than your average trade rumor. I promise.
Read the full article here: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/13386991/august-history-watch-2015-mike-trout-others-eye-mlb-record-books
Originally published: August 14, 2015. Last Updated: August 14, 2015.