Only Mostly Dead

When you put yourself in a 3-0 hole in a seven-game playoff series, you’re dead. When you put yourself in a 2-0 hole in a five-game series, you’re only mostly dead. That means there’s hope for a miracle.

The Baseball Time Machine:  Greg Ruth

We’ll be boarding by row number. Please completely remove your boarding pass from its envelope, and have it ready for the gate agent, along with your photo ID. In honor of Mr. Ruth, you are encouraged to smoke a cigar throughout today’s flight!

Opposite Directions

Ben looks at the Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers, as well as five other pairs of teams that saw a big reversal in their spots in the standings from one year to the next.

Carlos Bernier

Steve explores the 18-year, 609-stolen-base career of Carlos Bernier — and considers why it was that 594 of those bags were swiped in the minor leagues.

Graphing the Past

Studes looks at the original eight teams in each league and how their century-long pennant race has progressed. And he also finds some insight into today’s game along the way. Remember, “those who do not graph the past are doomed to repeat it.”