1. The Tempest in the MLB Teapot

    Okay, so it's a corny title. It is, however, appropriate if you consider that the circumstances that have brought MLB to this particular point in time is a perfect storm. That makes the term "tempest" appropriate.

    So how, exactly, did we reach this point in MLB? Competition has equaled survival since the dawn of time. It's a natural part of the human condition. If you are a cave man and you've got a limited food supply available, then I think you can be legitimately ...