We bring back our traditional WPS Index to gauge the excitement of this year’s playoffs. You may be surprised at the results.
Five years ago, there was a new contender for the greatest game ever.
Poking a little fun in a superbly subtle way
Worst-to-first, and it’s counterpart, ain’t as tough as it used to be
Do long innings hurt no-hitter chances?
The dash for the dish is becoming a rarity — perhaps deservedly so.
Bill James thought John McGraw was an early genius with the bullpen.
The author’s annual baseball tour is all about — baseball!
Membership in this prestigious round-number club may soon reach a round number, too.
The NL Central was a very rare breed last season. Will it be again this season as well?
Does heavy postseason work hurt a pitcher the next season?
Do older players really wear down more quickly than youngsters as summer turns to fall?
Which modern-day players look most like military leaders of the past?
The Royals were involved in a lot of exciting postseason games. You knew that, but here we prove it statistically.
Baseball deserves a better system than it currently has.
Teams can achieve great success even when failing at an entire position.
Analysts for 30 teams no doubt are digging into this right now.
One of history’s most famous runners provides three lessons that can be applied to baseball.
Is Francisco Cabrera in some way one of baseball’s greatest players?
It’s harder to pinch-hit than to hit in the lineup. But does practice make a hitter better at it?