December 9, 2013
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About Chris JaffeHistory instructor by day, statnerd by night, Chris Jaffe leads one of the most exciting double lives imaginable; with the exception of every other double life possible to imagine. Despite his lack of comic-book-hero-worthiness, Chris enjoys farting around with this stuff. His award-winning book, Evaluating Baseball's Managers is available for order. Chris welcomes responses to his articles via e-mail. Oh, and now he's on twitter.
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A look back at the year that was.
As we get to guaranteed do-or-die time, the drama ramps up that much more.
A look at the man likely to be completely overshadowed over the next month
But there was, so this is anything but a normal election.
Continuing an ongoing series on the best games in LCS history.
Continuing the look at the greatest games in LCS history, here are the best Game Fours
As part of a series, Chris looks at the best Game Threes in LCS history
Part two in a series on the best LCS games ever played.
When prominent managers last just one year on the job, and what this tell us about the futures of Bobby Valentine and Ozzie Guillen.
Inspired by the recent ALCS fiasco for the Yankees, let's look at the worst sweeps of all-time.
What are the greatest games ever to begin an LCS? Let's find out.
A look back at the year that was.
A look back at some of the stranger and more peculiar moments from the team about to leave the National League after 51 campaigns.
When you stand the most storied race of all on its head, it's still a great one but with a very different narrative.
What are some of the great races when you stand some seasons on their head?
It's a two-team race as things head down to the wire.
A look back at some of the stranger moment from the franchise that's played .500 since moving to Minnesota over a half-century ago.
Well ... can he?
A look at some of the all-time leaders in game-ending hits
A look at the goings-ons with the Midwest's American League squads
Let's find out what the best team of all-time is, courtesy of simulation from SG of the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog
Want to find out who the best team ever was? Let's find out with the 1000 season simulator from SG at the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog
A lineup full of the players who got the oldest quickest
Observations on the convention in the Twin Cities
It's time for Chris' annual examination of ticket add-on fees across the big leagues
A look at what's going on so far in place with a three-team divisional race.
Rick Morrissey's book is less about management, more about Guillen.
How come the White Sox have trouble filling seats?
Thoughts about the recently retired Kerry Wood
In honor of the Mets celebrating 50 years, a look back at some of their oddest, and most unusual games.
How has the AL Central looked so far this year?
THT's resident manager guy takes a look at the Phillies skipper and his teams.
A look back at the other long-lasting ballpark that turned 100 years old on Friday.
A look at the strange career arc of the current Rockies skipper
The new Baseball Prospectus book has a chapter dealing with Jaffe's book on managers. Here, Chris gives his reply.
A look at the best games to open the season in baseball history.
LaRussa won't move up, but others will
What does 2012 hold for the South Side squad?