Steve reviews this summer’s blockbuster chronicle of “drugs, power, and the fight for the soul of major league baseball.”
Trying to capture the essence of this year’s divisional races, Dave considers movies, landscapes, symphonies and history. And sort of comes close.
News and notes from the swinging 70’s (part 2–1975-79)
Steve examines a frank description of the structure of the professional baseball business … from half a century ago.
News and notes from the swinging 1970’s (part 1–1970-74)
In the opener of a recurring series, Steve examines the workloads of minor league ace pitchers. Health advisory: those who are inclined to recoil in horror at the sight of high pitch counts and young arms should not view the following without medical supervision.
Just how different from today’s was the profile of the major-league ballplayer in 1940? Come along with Steve as he explores a treasure trove of data he excavated from a musty little used book shop in Cooperstown.
Dan takes another look at an aging sabermetric conclusion
Mostly Nationals in the Independence Day version of the report
J.D. Drew might be out for the rest of the season, Troy Glaus hit his 200th career HR, Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 1st July 4 HR and the rest of the news around the majors.
In the first of an occasional series, Steve examines each of MLB’s expansion franchises: how did they approach the challenge of constucting a roster, and how well or poorly did they pull it off? This time we look at the true pioneers, the Los Angeles Angels and the (new) Washington Senators.
The more things change…
Looking back on a monster performance by Joe Gordon
Steve, er, closes his four-part series focusing on modern bullpen usage — how it came to be, and where it might be headed. And he (finally!) gets around to offering answers to those questions he’s been dragging around for three weeks!
Steve’s examination of the modern bullpen has been through the LOOGYs: we’re ready to bring on the Closer.
The Yankees have a shakeup, Juan Rincon is suspended, Kerry Wood will be out at least 3 weeks and the rest of the news around the majors.
The skipper has called time, and is heading out to the mound. He’s pointing to his left arm — that’s right, it’s time for yet another LOOGY appearance. And this time, we’ll be seeing not just the Hard-Core stuff, but the Really Hard-Core version!
Looking back at the most tragic of player–the “what might have been”
So you think you know your LOOGYs, do ya? Have you explored the Primordial LOOGY Ooze? Didn’t think so. Come on, gear up. We’re goin’ in.
Okay, so they weren’t very good. But they were, almost certainly, the most peculiar team of all time.