Archive for April 2014

The game’s story stat has a multitude of interesting and fun uses.

Baseball is simultaneously very simple and very complex.

Free ice cream becomes social commentary on an innocent May day at the ballpark.

Putting the conduct of the rebuilding team into context.

A first step towards creating a comprehensive platoon score.

Zack’s memories of his father mix with the drama of his most recent season as he and his team struggle to keep pace with the opposition.

How do we best learn what the truth is?

In life, you have to learn to appreciate the positives, because focusing on the negatives can sometimes make things much worse.

Because it keeps it simple, stupid.

Many ballparks have unique features. Do all of them affect game play at a significant level?

For most of recorded history, it hasn’t been desirable to be left-handed.

Old-school spring training hasn’t entirely vanished from the Cactus League, but with Phoenix Muni gone, it’s one step closer to extinction.

What is the coldest month of the baseball calendar? Are the Minnesota Twins destined to freeze every year? We look at those questions and more.

Extreme spin deflection and plus velocity meet in the person of one Marcus Stroman.

Manny Sanguillen and Roberto Clemente shared a special bond, one that endures today.

In the final installment, we look at Earl Weaver, Lou Piniella, Dale Sveum, contemplate how misery loves company (or does it?) and ponder the future of manager ejections.

Dear reader. I would like a word with you. And in my desperate quest for laughter, that word must be just so.

Look him up and shake his hand. Appreciate the man.

From the actual Olympics, to the All-Star Game and many Expos’ highlights, Montreal’s ill-fated ballpark has hosted some great times.