Archive for April 2016

Ten years ago, a backup catcher got presidential treatment.

Connecting digitally in the present with ballplayers of the past.

Building a better baseball experience, one bottle (and bottle opener) at a time.

More answers than questions? Yep, and fewer questions than answers.

If one word sums up this Original Franchise’s history, it’s mediocrity.

Finding and visualizing the data lead to some interesting conclusions.

Clubs continue to leak information, and players continue to pay for it.

More sophisticated contracts call for more sophisticated analysis.

Membership in this prestigious round-number club may soon reach a round number, too.

By these reckonings, it’s all about just showing up.

The best pitcher in baseball keeps getting better.

Whether by design or thoughtlessly, baseball devalues its female fans. That needs to change.

Facing labor negotiations, MLB and the players’ union need to figure out an approach to allocating new revenue.

It wouldn’t take radical changes to make the process fairer, more efficient, and less unpleasant for everyone.

An alternative history of the Chicago Cubs’ past half-century.

Taking another look at one of the more exciting plays in baseball.

A look at the newer, “hipper” kind of labral injury and what it means for two current major leaguers.

Using Statcast data to study the flight of a baseball.

Jeff Passan’s new book is both comprehensive and compelling.

It’s Opening Day, time to cheer for your team. Every possibility lies before us.