Ben Berkon is a freelance sports, humor, and tech writer/blogger from New York City. Berkon's work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Yahoo! Sports, The Onion, Contently, Medium, and Rising Apple, and he also manages The Beanball and Blah Blah Berkon, his personal stat-heavy baseball and humor blogs, respectively. He's [unfortunately] been a Mets follower his entire life. Follow him at @BenBerkon on Twitter.
Over Thirteen Years in the Making: Fans Reflect on the Increasingly Layered Feud Between t…
On Monday, June 10, the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays game turned into a bench-clearing brawl after Red Sox starter John Lackey intentionally threw at Rays outfielder Matt Joyce.
5 MLB Players Likely to Be Traded This Deadline
The July 31st trade deadline is always one of the most exciting stretches of time for fans.
5 MLB Prospects Making the Most of Their Unexpected Playing Time
It's hard to believe it, but there has officially been a full month of baseball. While a month might be too early to, say, tab the currently reigning Kansas City Royals as the "team to beat" in the AL Central, it is a reasonable period of time to react to rookies' perform…
Justin Upton Trade Already Haunting Diamondbacks — Berkon’s Beanballs
In 2011, Justin Upton emerged as an elite hitter in the major leagues. Upton, then 23 years old, already had a 26-home run season under his belt, but 2011 was different. His 141 OPS+ ranked just outside the top 10 in the National League, and his 31 home runs were tied for ninth...