- Audio: Bob Uecker and Dick Allen Together on Air
, then the leading candidates for that role would be Dick Allen and Bob Uecker, the former because he's a leisured gentleman; the latter, because he's an equally leisured gentleman.
- "Does Bill James Even Like to Watch Baseball?"
, and so we should give people a pass when they say so. But when they say so and in the process disparage the projector, I think it's fair game to call them out. Here is a video of Bob Ryan and Joe
- Great Moments in Spectacles: A Sliding Dick Allen
Moments in Spectacles, treating all of us to an image of former Rookie of the Year and Notable Spectacle-Wearer Bob Hamelin.
In this edition of Great Moments of Spectacles, the internet has revealed
- The Found Poems of Bob Uecker
Today's edition of The Found Poems comes from WTMJ's April 20th broadcast of Colorado at Milwaukee. All words courtesy Mr. Bob Uecker.
Great Brewers shortstop
- Daily Graphing - Bob Howry
The Cubs have signed Bob Howry to a three year, 12 million dollar contract. For the past two years, Bob Howry has been one of the better relievers in the American League by posting back to back
- Bob Hamelin: A Life
Even the aptly named Bob Hamelin, whose dumpy bottoms are forever burned into my memory, participated in the "best shape of his career" gimmick:
A Hamelin is born; a Hamelin dies.
- Bob Melvin, Forgotten Man
the hiring of Ausmus, 44, on Sunday, making him the only Jewish manager in Major League Baseball. Ausmus was a catcher for four teams in his playing days.
And poor Bob Melvin wakes up today, with a cup
- Dick Allen Surrounded by ...
Dick Allen surrounded by ... Allen wrenches!
Allen wrenches! Although, I suppose, if one were so inclined, one could view the above adornments as peckers of a certain crudity -- "dicks
- Audio: Bob Uecker Will Crush a Bee
In the following clip (from the WTMJ broadcast of Saturday's Brewers-Twins game), America learns that Bob Uecker loves three things -- and only three things -- as follow:
1. A Beautiful Spring Day
- Bob Gibson is walking toward you...
Robert "Bob" Gibson is walking toward you.
His fastball has been described as "blazing," which doesn't do it justice, but that doesn't much matter now -- Bob Gibson doesn't seem like he
- Bob Feller (1918-2010)
Sad news tonight as Bob Feller has passed away at the age of 92. Others will undoubtedly share fond stories and memories of Feller the human being, but here’s the statistical spin on one of the game
- A Response to Bob Ryan
to be at war with either. But yesterday, Bob Ryan published a piece in the Boston Globe that I think is worth responding to.
In some ways, the piece isn't that different from what hundreds of other sports
- Dick Allen Sings!
Turns out Dick Allen, your hero and mine, once cut a single with a doo-wop outfit called the Ebonistics titled, "Echoes of November." Please enjoy:
- Memewatch: Stuff on Bob Hendley's Head
Bob Hendley is occasionally remembered for going toe to toe with Sandy Koufax, but his major accomplishment, without a doubt, was the magnificent topiary that sat athwart his ample noggin. Today
- Be Your Own Dick Allen
Dick Allen -- smoker, All-Star, activist, eternal bon vivant. If you're reading (or writing) these electronic pages, you either secretly wish that you were Dick Allen, or you publicly wish that you
- Should Bob Costas be the Next Commissioner?
of attention in the "Commish Search 2k14" (as it will surely be named) is one Robert Q. Costas, known to many as NBC Sports Anchor Bob Costas. Bob has had a long love affair with baseball, including
- Brandon Allen Freed
Brandon Allen has been a bit of a cult figure here at FanGraphs. ">As Jonah Keri wrote back in February:
Brandon Allen is entering what should be the prime years of his career. He’s got power, can
- Video: Bob Elliott's Going to Cooperstown
. And, so, when veteran Toronto Sun baseball scribe Bob Elliott got the call to Cooperstown, winning the 2012 J.G. Taylor Spink Award, Steve invited him into our studio for an interview. Now, Bob
- Brandon Allen Belongs in the Bigs
thoughts here on a regular basis, and we're pleased to welcome our own prodigal back home.
Brandon Allen has done everything a prospect can do to prove he deserves a legitimate major league opportunity
- Bob Uecker Has a Joke About Kauffman Stadium
It's possible that what Bob Uecker has about Kauffman Stadium is not, in fact, a joke, but rather a witticism. If not a witticism, there's the off chance that what he has, instead, is either a sally
- The Dick Allen Experience
In keeping with Carson's explorations of Dick Allen, there's this:
What to say about this thing of wonder? The White Sox wore red! He's juggling! He has the facial hair of a 19th-century
- Allen and Bourjos: Waiver Wire
Brandon Allen (Yahoo: 3 percent owned, ESPN: 4 percent owned)
Allen’s last two games in New York seem to paint a pretty accurate picture of him as a player. Tuesday night, he crushed two home runs
- Great Moments in Spectacles: Bob Hamelin
Bob Hamelin. An oldie, but a goodie.
A Great Moment In Spectacles, undoubtedly. And, yes, a most heinous crime against baseball cards, too.
Conservative Canadian props to my colleague
- Free Brandon Allen!
the best possible talent on the major league stage burns strong, decades after Bill James first started the movement.
With all that established...Free Brandon Allen!
Grabbed in the 5th
- Brandon Allen, Strikeouts, and Definitions
Sometimes baseball analysis is similar to semantics. Define Brandon Allen one way, and he's got a bright future despite some early struggles. Define the 25-year-old first baseman from a different
- A Poem with Dick Allen's Name in It
could actually be enjoyable. These are the ones from whom I've shamelessly stolen everything.
A Poem with Dick Allen's Name in It
In this game I made up, what you do
is think of exactly ten
- Allen Brings the Power Back
, and Tony Clark.
The organization will now give rookie Brandon Allen a shot at the job. The big, sturdy prospect was acquired from the Chicago White Sox back on July 7. The American League club
- D-Backs Can Bob Melvin
It took about 30 games for the first manager to get axed. The whispers were all around the last few days that Arizona manager Bob Melvin was off the heat seat onto the plastic chair hanging over
- I Traded For Allen Webster
I traded for Allen Webster and I'm not sure you should too. You see, I traded for Webster in a 20-team 28-keeper league, and he's immediately my last keeper. Even if he's the best last keeper, he's
- On Allen Craig, the Magic Man
Allen Craig, so far, has been one of baseball's all-time best hitters with runners in scoring position. Yes, as in ever. This year, he's leading the league in batting average in that split. Last year
- Bob Uecker Reveals True Truth of Dempster Trade
For the lay fan, the circumstances surrounding the Ryan Dempster trade (or lack thereof) to Atlanta are what might be called "murky at best."
For Bob Uecker, however, everything is illuminated
- Bob Uecker Doesn't Really Care, Turns Out
Concerned and likely muscular reader Bryan, recognizing that the celebration of Bob Uecker is a cause worth dying and (maybe even more importantly) killing for, has alerted the editors of NotGraphs
- Bob Ross: NotGraphs Name Match (#1)
Who is he?
Major player in the PBS golden years and landscape painter extraordinaire? Freunde to all who would have him via the tele-waves? Creator of happy little trees, happy
- Audio: Make Checks Payable to Bob Uecker
Bob Uecker would like to remind the listener about the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association's 15th Annual Testimonial Dinner, to be held on May 6th at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino and honoring
- David Eckstein + Parks and Rec + Bob Loblaw
Let's do this math:
David Eckstein + Parks and Rec + Bob Loblaw = gritty; it always equals gritty
Well that's what happened:
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Because Parks and Rec
- Dick Allen's Large and Important Head
It has been said that Dick Allen, patron Mahatma of these pages, has a head that contains multitudes. Besides his brain, skull and mind, Dick Allen's head is rumored to contain a working ordnance
- Dick Allen and the Hall: A Visual Summary
or context. Thus, Dick Allen's -- Mister Dick Allen's -- criminal absence from Cooperstown.
The good news, however, is that Mr. Dick Allen, despite the chronic neglect, is as healthy and confident
- Actual Thing: Bob Uecker Day in Wisconsin
is an announcement -- an announcement, dating from April 25h, by State Senator Tim Carpenter (D–Milwaukee) that each January 26th will now officially be Bob Uecker Day in the State of Wisconsin.
- Why Was Allen Craig Running?
cases, Allen Craig was gunned down during an Albert Pujols plate appearance. Before the face palm napalm dropped, there was a question hidden in the initial stunned silence, heard all the way up
- Bob Melvin: Six Scouting Reports
“How does he get guys out?” That was my question for Bob Melvin at the Winter Meetings, and I asked it six times. I queried the Oakland skipper about three of his starters: Trevor Cahill, Gio
- GIF: The Enviable Gentleman's Attire of Mr. Bob Uecker
Stolen without shame from this video of Bob Uecker's 2011 speaking appearance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the animated GIF embedded here documents many of Uecker's entrances
- Why Allen Craig?
opinion, about to click. And then there's Allen Craig.
I'm sorry to those who find themselves riding shotgun on the Craig bandwagon, but I just don't get it. I know that we're not throwing a whole lot
- Is Allen Craig This Bad?
Allen Craig stunk in 2014. We all saw it. He stunk for the St. Louis Cardinals. He stunk even more for the Boston Red Sox. He stunk all season for fantasy baseball players, for whom he lost money
- Inserting Literature into Works of Dick Allen
In which the decreasingly Royal We insert various passages representative of the Western Canon into works of Dick Allen, thus adding to those various works the grandeur of perspective
- Pitch Type Linear Weights Explained
- Is Ortiz Powering Back Up?
- Quick, Who is Leading the AL in OPS?
- One Win Curveballs
- HITf/x Contrast of HR and non-HR Hitters
- Wakefield's Fastball Redux
- Another Look at HRs at the New Yankee Stadium
- Two Very Different Cutters
- Where are Ryan Howard's HRs going?
- Jamie Moyer is Throwing a Ton of Fastballs
- Chris Davis Had a Hard Time Making Contact
- A Little Help From His Friends
- Jack Cust's New Approach at the Plate
- Lots of Groundballs from Affeldt
- A Two-Win, a One-Win and a Half-Win Fastball
- PITCHf/x Summit Recap
- Lincecum's Great Changeup
- Adventures in Extreme Plate Discipline
- Revisiting Preseason Outfield Defense Expectations
- Harden's Huge Whiff Rate
- Brian Bannister Looks at His PITCHf/x Numbers
- 45 up, 45 down
- Three Lefty Playoff Rotation
- Halladay's Stuff
- The Twins Acquire Orlando Cabrera
- A Rare Bright Spot for the A's
- Making it Work with Lots of Whiffs
- Johnson Leads Florida's Rotation
- Chris B. Young Optioned to AAA
- Where are David Price's Grounders?
- Chris Carpenter is Back
- Yankees' Pen Clamps Down
- Wuertz Strikes Out the Side
- Liriano's Fastball
- Mile High Pitching
- Cliff Lee Finds the NL to His Liking
- Ichiro and Infield Hits
- Phil Hughes as Shutdown Reliever
- The High Heat from Aardsma
- August's Best Hitter
- The Best Pitcher with a Bad Fastball
- Contreras's Arm Slots
- Feliz Shows no Signs of Slowing Down
- Porcello's Inning Count
- Jon Lester's Soaring Strikeout Numbers
- Lilly's Fly Balls
- Bumgarner's Major League Debut
- Oakland's Excellent Young Closer
- Blackburn's Fastball Doesn't Miss Many Bats
- Cahill's Tough Year
- Another Blown Save From Lidge
- Playoff (Effectively) Baseball Tonight in Detroit
- Atlanta Streaks into Wild Card Contention
- Lind Finishing Up with a Bang
- Brewers Sign Hoffman to 2010 Deal
- ALDS Preview: Minnesota Twins
- ALDS Coverage: Twins Offense in Game 1
- ALDS Coverage: Twins' Run Ends
- Previewing Weaver at Yankee Stadium
- Rollins' Horrid BABIP
- Padilla's Fastballs
- Adrian Beltre's Bat Away From Safeco
- Pettitte's Fastballs
- Ryan Howard Against LHPs
- Cliff Lee's Playoff Dominance
- WS Coverage: Pedro's Fastballs
- WS Coverage: Mariano Rivera
- Hoffman's Fastball and HR Prevention
- Wakefield Signs a Two-Year Deal
- Free Agent Marco Scutaro
- David Wright's Power Outage Part 2
- Free Agent Joel Pineiro
- Greinke's Slider
- Pitch Data and Projections
- How Much Power Will Mauer Keep?
- Joe Mauer and Fastballs
- The Brewers Sign a Great Pitch Blocker
- Curtis Granderson Hitting in the Bronx
- The Red Sox Acquire Boof
- Atkins Non-Tendered
- Roy Halladay
- A Small Randy Johnson Retrospective
- A Look at Kotchman's Balls in Play
- A's Re-sign Jack Cust
- Jeter's Seven-Win Season
- Angels Sign Pineiro
- The Fans' Playing Time Projections
- Mauer's Performance by Pitch Location
- You Call That a Spray-Chart Split?
- Aaron Hill Follow-up
- Joey Votto's Opposite-Field Power and Amazing Fly-Ball BABIP
- Trying to Explain Vicente Padilla's Platoon Split
- Wakefield's Curious Platoon Split
- David Ortiz's Plate Discipline Decline
- David Ortiz's Power Decline
- Edwin Jackson's Increased Slider Use
- Edwin Jackson's HR Prevention Against LHBs
- Chipper, First Pitches and Saber-minded Reporting
- Chipper's First-Pitch Aggressiveness by Pitcher xFIP
- Are Hitters More Aggressive on First Pitches from Good Pitchers?
- A Last Look at First-Pitch Aggressiveness
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - Houston
- Elijah Dukes Released
- What to Do with Andy Sonnanstine?
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent -- Detroit
- Cincinnati's Fly-Ball Rotation
- What Will the Yankees Do with Joba?
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - Minnesota
- Comparing CHONE and FANS projections
- Organizational Rankings: Current Talent - Boston
- Optimizing Yesterday's Lineups
- Braden Really Changes It Up
- Hochevar Throwing Gas
- Yesterday's Dancing Knuckleball
- Can Heyward Lay Off Breaking Balls in the Dirt?
- June Comes Early for Jeff Francoeur
- Two Phillies Add Cutters
- Sheets Shifting on the Rubber
- Anderson Used to Shift His Position on the Mound
- Colby Lewis's Sliders
- Santana's Fastballs the First Time Through the Order
- Gardner Is Swinging at Nothing
- Grady Sizemore's Plate Discipline Problems
- Tons of Strikeouts and Walks From Morrow
- Pelfrey's Splitter
- Chris Coghlan's Glove-Finding Grounders
- Contreras's Second Arm Slot Redux
- Do Better Players Have More Twitter Followers?
- John Ely's Changeup
- Tommy Hunter's High Curves
- Max Scherzer's Big Strikeout Numbers
- Ordonez's Contact Skills
- If Pittsburgh Were in Game 7 of the World Series Would You Pay $400 Million to Be There?
- Halladay's New Changeup
- A Pitchf/x Look at Cliff Lee's Command
- Jered Weaver’s High Curves
- Adrian Beltre’s Fly Balls
- Cain's Pitch Type Usage in Game 2
- View Fans from World Series Games with TagOramic
- Some Observations on Pace
- Batter Pace
- Network of Baseball Players' Twitter Accounts
- Looking at the 2010 Fan Projections: Part 1
- Looking at the 2010 Fan Projections: Part 2
- Why Fans Do a Worse Job Projecting Their Favorite Team?
- Chris Capuano’s Strange Platoon Split
- Carl Pavano's 2010: Trading Whiffs for Grounders
- Chamberlain's Stuff as a Starter
- The Fans and Marcel in 2011: Position Players
- The Fans and Marcel in 2011: Pitchers
- Knuckleballs and Grounders
- Michael Saunders' Struggles with Outside Pitches
- Kershaw's Hard Slider
- Edwin Jackson's Great Start
- Dan Haren's Commanding Start
- Roy Halladay Throwing Tons of Cutters
- An Entirely Different Matt Garza?
- What's Wrong with Derek Jeter?
- Diagnosing Aroldis Chapman's Wildness
- James Loney's Problems at the Plate
- Jair Jurrjens: Slower Fastball, Better Results?
- How Would Realignment Affect Playoff Races?
- MLB Team Travel
- Derek Jeter and the 3000-Hit Club
- Brian Wilson's Two-Seamer
- First-Year Candidates' Effect on the Rest of the HoF Ballot
- Johnny Damon's Extra Swings in 2011
- Bob Uecker is a HOF Broadcaster, and Also Your Grandpa
, it pains me to bring up the fact that no matter what you're good at, you will not be as good at that thing as Bob Uecker is at calling baseball games. Sorry.
The story isn't the best one he's ever
- Ten Things I Know About Bob Anderson
1) He's serious.
2) He was involved in one of the craziest plays in the history of baseball.
3) The scoring of said play was: Walk; Musial out at 2B/3B-SS.
4) Bob Anderson had a 99 FIP
- Bob Uecker's Totally Real Genealogy of Homer Bailey
, as related by Brewers radio voice Bob Uecker:
- Bob Uecker Has the Opposite of Body Dysmorphia
The Brewers are placing a statue of maybe-literally-immortal Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker outside of Miller Park this summer -- nor, if the following tweet from Tom Haudricourt of the Journal
- Bob Uecker on Sunscreen and Where It Shouldn't Go
Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker thinks that both Usinger's Famous Sausage and sunscreen are important things in this life. With regard to them meeting, however, his opinion is that, more or less
- Bob Uecker's Totally True History of Western Metal
The sequence led Bob Uecker, the famous and wise radio voice of the Milwaukee Brewers, to provide -- for the benefit of both the home audience and broadcast partner Joe Block -- a totally true
- Original Scouting Report on Dick Allen
Curiously, much of Dick Allen's original scouting report is written in Greek.
Over at NY Baseball Digest, the keeper of that site, Mike Silva, has shared with the reader three photos he took from
- Extry, Extry: Bob Uecker Interview to Run Friday
Either a little bird or the official site of Major League Baseball -- I'm not telling which -- has informed this author that Bob Uecker is the feature guest on MLB Network's "Studio 42 with Bob
- Dick Allen Daguerreotype Contest: Entry!
, manner, general milieu, and overarching blessedness of the great Mr. Dick Allen. Suffice it to say, this I could not resist.
First, the inspiration ...
And now, the imitation ...
- A Brief and Fictional Account of Meeting Bob Uecker
-- except it wasn't my wife in the next room, but radio voice of baseball's Milwaukee Brewers, Bob Uecker, instead.
"This is clearly absurd," I said. "You're supposed to be in Milwaukee, not in my
- Allen Craig: Ignominious League Leader
Allen Craig's a really good player, mostly because he's a really good hitter. He just ranked No. 40 in Dave's Trade Value series. Allen Craig has a lot of good things going on, and here's one of them
- Bob Brenly: You Were a Good Hitter
"Without a mustache, a man must make a name for himself with a bat."
Since time forever, Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly has joked good-humor'dly about how terrible a hitter he
- Bob Uecker Has Some Ideas About Jockey Shorts
In what follows, radio voice of the Milwaukee Brewers Bob Uecker discusses jockey shorts and, before that, a scheme he's developed for relieving contest entrants of their winnings.
From the WTMJ
- Allen Webster's Zone% and Strikeout Rate
Allen Webster was on my "to investigate" list because his strikeout rate was low compared to the number of swings-and-misses he got in 2014. The numbers intrigued me enough to watch one of his starts
- The Inside of Dick Allen's Batting Helmet
The Inside of Dick Allen's Batting Helmet ...
- The Tony Pena-Brandon Allen Trade
of the season. I can imagine that may change a tad due to the switch in leagues, but as far as ballparks he's moving from one rough neighborhood to another.
The price for Pena is Brandon Allen. The 23
- Video: Dick Allen Hits a Home Run
Over the long weekend, I visited YouTube.com and typed "Dick Allen" into the search box. I think it's important for you to know that the Dick Allen Research Department lives up to its name. Here's
- Q&A: Pete LaCock vs Bob Gibson [and Japan]
LaCock on battling Bob Gibson:
“Billy Williams had broken his ankle, so the team was looking for a left-handed hitter. I had been hitting the ball pretty well, so they brought me up
- Q&A: Bob Melvin, on Five Rookie Pitchers
Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year after leading the overachieving Oakland A’s to a playoff berth. It was an honor well-deserved. The 51-year-old former big-league catcher knows
- Allen Craig: The Wrench Loses a Key
Pablo Sandoval at catcher. Josh Willingham at catcher. Trevor Plouffe at shorstop. Allen Craig at second base.
Every once in a while, a young player comes up to the bigs in a unique situation