- Remembering Black Holes
clearly better hitters? Well then I am very sorry, but it's time to relive some bad memories, team by team, from the past ten years.
Yes, it's time to talk about the black holes of the recent past
- No, But Seriously, Check Out Bud Norris
It's not something I've ever officially written down, but I've tried to observe a personal policy of not bothering to write about Bud Norris. Do I really need to explain? I assume you get
- Bud Norris: A $150,000 Band-Aid
Note: Norris has now signed with the Padres.
Hey, remember Bud Norris? The guy who was an opening day starter for the 2013 Astros (although that team lost 111 games, so that might
- Padres Take First Step Toward Selling, Fire Bud Black
The Padres fired their manager Monday, saying goodbye to Bud Black, who'd been around since 2007. It's not that the Padres blamed Black for what they've considered to be a disappointing start
- The Black Swan Theory of Drafting Pitchers
a Page from Wall Street
Nassim Taleb's The Black Swan came out in 2007 and I read it toward the end of that year. Taleb made a lot of money during the stock market crash in 1987 and again during
- Insurance in Baseball is Like a Black Hole
How much gravity does insurance have in Major League Baseball front office decisions?
Puns aside, let me tell you the funny thing about a black hole. You see astronomers cannot really see one
- Is Bud Norris this Good?
Back in January, while everyone was still waiting around for the Orioles to sign a free agent, I wrote this post on what I thought about Bud Norris at the time. I came to the conclusion that Bud
- Should Bud Norris Close?
the Orioles turning last year's trade deadline acquisition, Bud Norris, into their full-time closer.
Now, if you read the article, or at least skimmed down to the bottom where it's mentioned, you'll know
- Bud Selig has Bieber Fever
NotGraphs has obtained an exclusive copy of the new lyrics Bud Selig has written for "Never Say Never: DH edition"
Never say never
Never ever, never, never ever, never ever
See I never thought
- Vic Black, Closer in Waiting?
Vic Black served as the interim closer last night for the Mets, doing so because Bobby Parnell is injured, Frank Francisco is apparently in the witness protection program, and LaTroy Hawkins
- The Brewers and the Impossibly Black Hole
- Smokin' Bud Selig, Revisited
As I do each night before soiling my bedclothes, I was thinking about what Bud Selig thinks about -- and says -- when he's smoking wholesome, nutritious cigarettes.
In particular, what was Bud
- Smokin' Bud Selig
Sometimes merest nicotine isn't enough for Smokin' Bud Selig. Sometimes Smokin' Bud Selig needs a little something more to take edge off and to make everything seem a little more far-out and hep. You
- Smokin' Bud Selig
outgoing mail. He is the Shelley Levene of highly paid executives.
For these reasons, Bud Selig smokes, even if, within the misleading bounds of reality, he doesn't smoke. Bud Selig smokes because he
- Justin Black and Montana Major Leaguers
On Monday, the Atlanta Braves took Justin Black in the fourth round, the 149th overall pick. It may have been seen as an overdraft by some — Black was seen as a top-500 talent by many draft
- A Visit from Bud
- Q&A: Bud Black: Pitching at Petco
Bud Black would have enjoyed pitching in Petco Park. Alas, the lefty didn’t get the opportunity: his playing career ended a decade before the Padres' home ballpark opened. But as San Diego's skipper
- MLB's Black Friday Deals
- Black and Yellow
- Now Available at Wrigley: Black Slime!
Regular patrons of Wrigley Field will be glad to know that watery, intoxicating Old Style will continue to flow at the friendly confines. Also available to the discerning epicure? Black slime
- A Useful New Heuristic: Bud's Razor
. Well, the behavior of one human.
It is called Bud's Razor and I have defined it as such:
Given any issue on which he must make a decision, the wrongest decision is the one Bud Selig is most
- NL Starters for a Buck: Bud Norris
I remember once remarking that Bud Norris had signed a deal with the devil.
In his first major league start in 2009, Norris struck out Albert Pujols. A lot of folks could go home happy based
- Little Black Book
- Bud Selig and Kennesaw Mountain Landis
For the past several years, Bud Selig has been a guest lecturer in Marquette Law School's 7303 course, "Professional Sports Law." His daughter (and successor as owner of the Brewers) Wendy Selig
- Bud Norris' 2010 Season
Jiovanni Mier and C Jason Castro. It could be years before the Astros emerge from the depths of the NL Central standings.
Right-handed starter Bud Norris was supposed to be one of the few Houston
- Sleeper 'Stros: Bud Norris and Felipe Paulino
overall (80-81 percent average).
Bud's bugaboos are free passes and fly ball tendencies. He has never really been known for painting the black, and while his groundball rate in the minors was 47.4