Baseball in Wartime

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I thought I’d pass along Gary Bedingfield’s Baseball in Wartime website, where you can find everything from biographies, book reviews, MLB players who served in the military in WWII, and so much more. For all you veterans out there, thank you for your service.

Links (not a prank)

Happy April fool’s day, everybody. If some prankster gets you feeling down, just remember to smile, and it will all be better. -This one is no laughing matter. Diamond Hoggers tried to get some kind of interview/Q&A going with the Reds’ Jay Bruce, and were firmly denied. I have no idea why a team would […]

Hot off the presses

Today’s links are brought to you by those shiny bracelets that bring ballplayers magical powers. Let’s hope they do the same to this post. -Over the Baggy sat down with Twins assistant GM Rob Antony for a lengthy interview about how exactly the Twins use sabermetrics in their operations. A good quote for everyone who […]

Ron Washington statement

There’s a lot of speculation and reports and such going around, and I’d rather not get involved with any of it until the facts are known. But if you’re looking for Ron Washington’s and the Rangers’ side of the cocaine story, here you go: Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.

Links to get you through the day

It’s the Ides of March, but I promise these links are safe… Phil Birnbaum wonders whether or not it makes sense for baseball teams to hire more sabermetricians. I think we can all agree on the answer to that one. Lookout Landing recently completed a long set of primers talking about many of the basic […]

“That home run is an out at Citi Field”

I wanted to just straight up steal the title of this post, but I couldn’t do it. Thanks to, we can now easily look at batted balls from one park and see what they look like in another park. Pretty cool, eh? This was done with home runs a while back using hit tracker […]

Olympic quote of the day

Read the quote below, and think about how strange this sounds if applied to a sport like baseball: “I have seen skaters forget to change lanes, but I have never seen a coach forget to tell a skater to change,” said Dan Jansen, who won the 1,000-meters gold medal for the United States at Lillehammer […]

Joe Girardi, sabermetrician

Via the LoHud Yankees Blog: Cano hit just .207 with runners in scoring position last year, but Girardi wasn’t upset with his approach in those situations. “There was a streak when he had made about 10 or 11 outs in a row with runners in scoring position, and he hit nine bullets,” Girardi said. “Over […]

Granderson, Neyer, and the Yankees defense

Rob Neyer had a piece yesterday on his blog about the Yankees current outfield situation. A quick summary: Granderson’s defense in center field has gotten mixed reivews, and the Yankees are considering playing him in left. I’m usually a big Rob Neyer fan and agree with most things he writes, but not today. Here is […]

Sabermetrics have not gone too far

Pat Andriola and I accidentally wrote about the same exact thing today. Thankfully, we approached the topic in different ways, and both versions are up for your perusal Over the last decade, baseball has undergone a major transformation. We started the decade in the heart of the steroid era, then came the Moneyball revolution, and […]


On this day in 1965, Ringo Starr married Maureen Cox. The marriage was not meant to be, however, as the couple divorced ten years later in 1975. On this day in 2010, I give you… Baseball Prospectus’ newest pitching statistic, SIERA. Created by former StatSpeakers Eric Seidman and Matt Swartz, this invention looks to correct […]

Are fastballs actually getting faster?

I don’t think it will come as a surprise to anyone that I use FanGraphs a lot. It seems that every month, owner David Appelman rolls out some new shiny improvement to the site. Just recently, he gave users the ability to look up splits. But while everybody has been sorting and looking things up, […]

Self Promotion

Jesse Spector over at the NY Daily News has been running an interview series with bloggers from around the web, called “Blogger Nine Innings.” I participated in the most recent edition, representing the THT Live crew. Questions ranged from personal blogging experiences to this winter’s busy off-season. If you’re looking for a diversion from all […]

The Raines Delay

Some links for the fast-approaching weekend…. This one is for all you Rich Lederer fans out there. Think that player salaries always go up? Not so fast. Shawn Hoffman at BP examines the relationship between player salaries and America’s GDP, concluding that the free agent class of 2012 should start cashing in while the best […]

Another Annual Review

Apparently the English know baseball. Matt Smith at Baseball GB (Great Britain) has penned the most recent review of the THT annual. He closes the review with this: The Hardball Times Annual is an excellent concept for stat-minded fans and this 2010 edition matches the quality of previous efforts. Can’t say that I disagree. Follow […]

Outlining my BtB awards ballot

For the past few weeks, our friends over at Beyond the Box Score have been doing some work putting together their “Sabermetric Writing Awards.” Readers nominated articles and authors for seven different categories, some of which included best applied research article, best researcher or writer, and best new online resource. The voting works like this: […]

Thursday morning links

On this day in 1952, NBC’s “Today Show” premiered. For some reason, I think there was less controversy about that programming change than there is this time around. In other news… J.C. Bradbury writes up his aging study at Baseball Prospectus. I look forward to the impending Colin Wyers takedown… What’s that? Oh, well that’s […]


On this day in 1912, New Mexico was admitted as the 47th U.S. state. And in 1848, Samuel Morse first successfully tested the electrical telegraph. Yay for history. In other news…. Beyond the Box Score is seeking your input for their 2009 sabermetric writing awards. Nominations will be over the next few days, and then […]