Archive for September 2014

Let’s talk about quantifying the most efficient way to play a baseball game.

The second baseman was a target for criticism both during and after his career, but did he really deserve it?

A spinning baseball does amazing things, as every good pitcher and frustrated hitter knows.

How a minor league team, its town and its manager form an unusual step in the road to the big leagues.

The long-time executive always keeps us on our toes.

For these three national teams, getting to the top of the first is the hardest part.

An alternate perspective placing various events in a new relation to others.

The “Silly Little Game” has become big business, with financial and legal questions in its wake. What’s the future?

Veeck—as in “wreck the historical timeline.”

Against the right team, a “beard” pitcher might be just the thing.

Zack is out of the game, but his inner turmoil doesn’t take a break as he remembers one of the most traumatic moments of his youth.

There’s a good book in the pages of Blood Sport, but it is drowned out by trivial and tired stories of Tony Bosch and Alex Rodriguez.

How do shoulder injuries affect a batter’s swing?

When your team is the worst in baseball, what do you get from watching its games?

Why do some pitchers advance successfully through minor league levels, while some don’t? There’s more than “stuff” involved.

Connections to today’s date offer a panorama of baseball, from the beginning through the highlights of the 20th century.

Versatility is a valuable skill that should be celebrated.

Exclusive! Only on The Hardball Times! The secret lives of baseball’s mute community!

Replay is working, but technical limitations make it less than perfect.

How does it feel to be all on your own for the first time on a major league mound?