In his new book, Big Data Baseball, Travis Sawchick not only recounts the events and people who shaped the 2013 Pirates, but also pens a love letter to sabermetrics.
Casey Stengel at the bat: Better than you think.
He was physically intimidating, a tall, strong guy, and when he got upset, he got very upset.
Let’s examine Brown’s legacy a little more closely.
It would behoove Rob Manfred to treat diversity in MLB as a constant concern.
Taking stock of the effects of baseball’s brave new world.
We can’t get all the calls right, but there is a subset of calls where baseball can do better.
If rules shape baseball, the unwritten rules are the attempt by the players to shape the game as their own.
Could a team punt Game One against the other team’s ace to gain the upper hand for the rest of the series?
Believing you have it all figured out can be dangerous.
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 optimal strategy for challenging calls might surprise you.
When will we see the first females in these roles?
A look at this year’s managerial goings and comings and what it all means.
A look back at the recently fired longtime skipper.
At the end of our long and winding trail, will the Big Red Machine prevail?
The days of the status quo are long gone
In the summer of Jaws, which of our counterfactual trio will have the biggest bite?