It’s harder to pinch-hit than to hit in the lineup. But does practice make a hitter better at it?
A look at some of the most prolific pinch-hitters in baseball history.
An examination of the potentials of batted-ball platooning.
Is it really the pitchers’ fault?
Overly long games are a real problem, but there’s ample reason to believe it can be turned around.
How good are foreign countries at baseball in relation to each other?
Taking stock of the effects of baseball’s brave new world.
The World Series went seven games, but it might not have been as exciting as the rest of the playoffs.
Reliving the Grand Tour on the Field of Dreams, and creating unforgettable memories.
Veeck—as in “wreck the historical timeline.”
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.