The reasons for keeping a failing player on one’s team range all over the map, but the core cause is misinterpretation.
The reasons for keeping a failing player on a team range all over the map.
Diving back into the effects of extra-long games — before noticing someone drained the pool.
Does playoff success hinge on your record against good teams? The answer is a shock.
Some things the game can teach us when it goes to the 10th.
Sunday’s getaway-day game between the San Francisco Giants and the host Atlanta Braves featured a play we don’t see too often, and a choice we see even less often. Buster Posey was awarded first base on catcher’s interference by Braves backstop Evan Gattis, but manager Bruce Bochy waved off the award. If Posey had gotten […]
In the final installment, we look at Earl Weaver, Lou Piniella, Dale Sveum, contemplate how misery loves company (or does it?) and ponder the future of manager ejections.
Digging in deeper on manager ejections, including Joe Torre and another famous New York Yankees manager.
An initial look at identifying baseball’s most argumentative managers.
The second wave of expansion, with the draftees imagined at peak performance
The second wave of expansion, with the draftees imagined at peak performance.
Reimagining some historically bad teams, with their players at their peaks
Tampering with the 1981 strike: Cubs in Comiskey, Bill James in Miami, dogs and cats living together …
When players, and others, sign the ultimate in bad contracts
Can stats leaders predict voting leaders through the years?
Ron Darling thinks pitchers throw better after getting a hit. Is he right?
Looking at how the stats leaders help predict the voting leaders
It was the top of the sixth inning in Game Six of the American League Championship Series, and the Detroit Tigers were in a very good position. Victor Martinez had just driven in two runners to put his team up 2-1. He and Prince Fielder were on the corners, and nobody was out. Detroit had […]
Didn’t we see this at Fenway six days ago?
Two aces enter; one ace leaves.