Archive for August 2015

Does the backdrop behind Jered Weaver help explain his success at home?

Bernie Brewer, one of baseball’s oldest mascots, has lived in a trailer, a chalet and a dugout — and under suspicion.

How much do we evaluate players’ best seasons as we assess which were the most valuable in history?

A graphical look at how 25 and under players have performed throughout the game’s history.

He wasn’t the next Mickey Mantle, but Bobby Murcer was a Yankees fan favorite through his varied baseball lives.

For players in the low minors, the season is a test of endurance as well as skill.

Why is August so much warmer than January?

How are things different now compared to the days of cigarettes in the dugout and battlefield amputations?

How do you top this? You don’t.

The old man as a young manager — when he wore a uniform.

Is the crack of the bat helpful for outfielders?

There’s more to lefty-righty splits than meets the eye.

How can a player be so good as a rookie, so mediocre thereafter?

How major league uniforms and training gear have become more comfortable and high-tech than ever before.

We have neat new statistics. Now we have to figure out what they they mean — and don’t mean.

Analysts for 30 teams no doubt are digging into this right now.

When unhappy stars are traded for each other, the result is not necessarily joy for all.

Sometimes, good ideas come from bad. This is one of those times.

Who goes from playing in the majors to calling balls and strikes, safe or out? Just a few men.

The longest drought is much longer than you think.