Archive for July 2014

The difference between a perfect game and a one-hit shutout is negligible. But the emotion we pour into that tiny difference is immense.

There’s a rule covering how major league ballparks are supposed to be aligned. Few follow it.

Do teams re-sign only their healthy players? The answer may surprise you.

As Zack’s mental state becomes more fragile, he remembers a difficult encounter with his dad.

You can’t breathe without hearing about your team’s top prospects. The glut of information skews perceptions, but there is a more rational way to look at the next big thing.

A new book about the Southern League brings back a lot of fond memories.

Approaching a century in Wrigley Field, the Cubs are without a World Series title. But they had the horses in the 1970s.

How past failures in other places have helped shape an offensive juggernaut in Toronto.

Taking a look at the anatomy of some wrist injuries to see if hitting style makes them more likely.

How much credit should the pitcher get for reining in runners? Here’s a framework for figuring that out.

A golden summer in the life of the Golden Baseball League: Rickey Henderson and a teenager’s favorite player.

For all the criticism he took, Commissioner Bud Selig will be hard to replace. Here’s what made him successful — and here’s why his successor’s job won’t be easy.

It’s not the destination that matters, the author finds. It’s the journey.

In the first of two parts, the author finds more that matters than list prices.

We’ve just scratched the surface when it comes to using PITCHf/x data to tell us about hitters.

Diving back into the effects of extra-long games — before noticing someone drained the pool.

For the impatient hitter, it’s not letting a good first pitch go by. For the patient hitter, it’s not swinging at a pitch until you see something you like.

Minor league baseball. Multiple countries. Visas. Former major leaguers. What could go wrong?

As quickly as I had gone from excitement to disinterest upon first laying eyes on the southpaw, the reverse occurred.

Just in time for the holiday weekend, we reach back in time to reminisce over some more great throws.