December 10, 2013
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About Jason LindenJason teaches English and creative writing in Louisville, KY. He writes about the Reds at Redleg Nation. Outside the baseball world he writes fiction and maintains two blogs, one about books with his wife at Elephants for Bookends, and another about everything else at The Winesburg Eagle. You can find him on Twitter @jasonlinden or email him at winesburgeagle *at* gmail.
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A look at the greatest players from small towns.
A look at pitchers who aren't quite good enough to be the best.
Some of the best players ever aren't even the best players from their hometowns.
David Ross got one chance to be a big league starter. It's a shame he never got another.
Your favorite version of WAR might say something very different from mine. Who's right and how do we handle it?
Baseball is poetry. This column is about baseball. We'll leave it at that.
Five games left, but there's still some interesting stuff going on.
I am running on fumes, but Shin-Soo Choo is back. At least that's something.
The Reds, Pirates, and Cardinals can just about punch their tickets, but how well do they stack up for the playoffs?
Look, it's a long season. I have to get creative to stay interested. Also, there's a lot of Buehrle-tasticness here, if that's your thing.
A steady hand makes his first appearance and we explore the artistic side of Miguel Cabrera.
A second triple crown seems at least possible, and Francisco Liriano makes a fleeting appearance.
How good is Miguel Cabrera? And how about that Mike Trout?
Whether you like it or not (and even if you don't really care), A-Rod is back. Also, Miguel Cabrera shows us who's boss.
We look at Yu Darvish, Mike Trout makes an appearance, and Linden wins the national pun championship for his titling of this article.
Be happy Pirates fans. Be happy.
Adam Wainwright, shockingly, is good. Also, Baltimore and Tampa Bay can pick it.
This week, we look at the chances that something historic really does happen this year.
Our big trio is in good company, and not just with Ned Isaakov.
Chris Davis continues to impress, and you should believe in him because it's better than being all grouchy and stuff.
Manny Machado takes it to the bank. Also, Cabrera, Davis, and Votto create chaos.
Yes, it's true. Todd Helton hit a double. Some other stuff happened, too.
Can somebody—anybody—do something other than walk or strike out? I desperately want to know.
Votto and Cabrera hit like they know what they're doing. Ankiel goes the bull-in-a-china-shop route.
Another triple crown? Something only Williams, Bonds and Ruth have done? Maybe.
Yu Darvish makes an appearance. Amazingly, I avoid bad puns.
The state of the NL Central ... is strong.
An exclusive club welcomes a new member and one player sends us all the way back to the 19th century.
Will this be the first year with more than one 200-strikeout hitter?
Does Adam Dunn have a challenger? Just how much is Joey Votto going to reach base?
A certain pitcher reached a round number and Joey Votto gives us something new to track.
A familiar face is back on the radar and we have our first milestone of the season.
Which players are about to cross important milestones this year?
Part two highlights the differences between modern baseball and the dead ball era.
A surprising list of players who never led the league in a category, even though their career totals were among the all-time greats.
Pirates fans have reason to hope in 2013, but they shouldn't get carried away.
The Reds are good. Also, Aroldis Chapman's fastball, and maybe that Billy Hamilton kid.
We take a look at the four most interesting individual seasons of the year and chronicle some career milestones.
In baseball's penultimate week, Miguel Cabrera makes a splash.
We've got a man down. A very big man.
We're running out of time. What historic achievements remain in the offing?
Juan Pierre has stolen a lot of bases. Adam Dunn is still Adam Dunn.
Adam Dunn's quest for the triple crown (no, not that triple crown)
Bobby Abreu was a great baseball player.
The Reds are strong favorites, while the Pirates and Cards battle for Wild Card spots
How likely are our intrepid heroes to do something historic?
A close look at the unique player that is Adam Dunn, and our usual list of achievers.
Joey Votto hurt himself. I am very sad.
Some players are falling off the pace, and we look at two fantastic teammates.
Can Thome break Reggie's all-time strikeout record?
Even though he's a Yankee, Derek Jeter has been truly great.
Hamilton fades, Dickey rises, Votto is resplendent.
Who might break a record or do something else historical this season?
Some early surprises from baseball's largest division.
A good story runs into an inexperienced writer.
If they are going to remain competitive, the Reds will need more than Joey Votto.
Will the offseason moves put the Reds in the playoffs for the second time in three years?
Massaging his numbers shows he's no disappointment.
Unfortunately, it's not the 2009 version.