Perplexed by the challenges inherent in comparing players across very distant eras? Step into Steve’s Baseball Time Machine, and take a ride along with a certain shortstop with a German accent. Who knows, we might learn something…
Joe takes a look at comings and goings of the last few days.
Ben takes a look around the league and finds several players who have been big surprises, both of the good and bad variety.
A week after “The Sweep”, Ben and Larry check in with the Red Sox and Yankees.
Aaron talks Thome, old guys and unwatchable TV.
Dave reviews some of the statistics we’re posting on The Hardball Times, with a closer look at what some of the stats mean and where we’re going with all these numbers.
The second installment checking up on how the best prospects in baseball are doing so far.
Joe gives Dusty Baker and Bud Selig some advice.
Robert and friends visit Erie, Pennsylvania for some Double-A baseball.
With April coming to a close, Aaron checks up on his top prospects to see how they’re faring so far this year.
Ben sorts through his mailbag and answers some fantasy questions, including whether or not Vladimir Guerrero is good enough to fetch Carlos Beltran in a trade.
Your first baseman is so old…
…when Moses split the Red Sea he was on the other side fishing.
…when he was in school there was no history class.
…when he was born the Dead Sea was just getting sick.
The Yankees are 9-11 after 20 games. How the hell did that happen?
Ben looks around the league and discusses some of the more interesting closer situations.
The parking lot dust rises to your nostrils, and then a sudden gust of wind — hot, dry, and gritty — also bids you good morning. Heat, dust, and wind, in every imaginable combination, are your ever-present summertime companions in this region. You’re in the West Texas-New Mexico League. If you’re a hitter, you’re in paradise. If you’re a pitcher, you’re in some deep lowest rung of sheer hell.