May 18, 2013
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About Steve TrederSteve Treder has presented papers to the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, and to the SABR Annual Convention. His articles have been published in Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, as well as in The National Pastime. A lifelong San Francisco Giants’ fan, he is Vice President for Strategic Development for Western Management Group, a compensation consulting firm headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
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Our early Mets haven't been good, but neither have they been as terrible as the genuine article. In our third and fourth seasons, can we make the move to mediocrity?
Finished with our alternative scenario of the first-ever NL expansion draft, it's time to get our Mets roster ready and find out how well we can do in '62.
Let's revisit the creation of that most inept among the early expansion teams, and see how things might have gone differently.
When is the line crossed between prudence and foolishness?
You've got your process, and you've got your results... including the World Series championship.
We know all about who's playing. How about who might have been playing instead?
One word: It starts with "p," and it ends with "g," and it rhymes with "itching."
Steve considers a baseball novel that focuses on the hard stuff in the father-son relationship.
That's right: holding the Foxx-Cochrane-Grove nucleus together, and adding Cronin, Ferrell, and Newsom to it ... how good would they be?
Thus transforming the Depression's most desperate seller into its most prolific buyer.
In real life, first place was entirely beyond the Cardinals' reach in these years. Let's see how many St. Louis flags might have flown in our scenario.
What do you say we banish the Birds' Bing-and-Busch boo-boos?
Let's reminisce about those great Yankees teams of McGee and McGriff, and Drabek and Deshaies.
Let's see what might have happened if someone had managed to slip George Almighty some chill pills.
And we were blessed to know him.
Across half a century, the more things changed, the more they stayed the same. Two ambitious new volumes examine a couple of the more dramatic angles of baseball history.
You know, The Massive Scarlet Mechanical Apparatus would be great name for a 1960s psychedelic rock band. And if they were anything like this ball club, they'd be much more than a one-hit wonder.
The might-have-been prequel to that '70s classic, The Big Red Machine.
Careful! This octogenarian is so sharp, you gotta wear gloves.
The name is Stein ... Fred Stein.
Let's face it, the Giants are good. That said, they're also, well, special.
Steve considers a new book that examines an historic figure we tend to take for granted.
Matthew and Steve are back, this time with a passel of pitcher pairings, from Pennock-Pettitte to Dickson-Darwin.