Archive for June 2017

This all-time Phillies team is strong on starting pitchers — and Mike Schmidt.

Reliever performance, and manager evaluations of that performance, can be fickle.

The demographics of baseball have changed greatly over the history of the game, but not always in the way we’d expect.

Attending Nationals’ Night OUT 366 days after the Pulse nightclub shooting.

The subjects of a classic card remind us that good times can be fleeting.

Coaching jobs are multiplying. If some is good, more is better, right? Let’s suggest some new ones.

Can a particular kind of pitcher – or pitch – help defuse the home run explosion?

While everyone hopes for the next island superstar, what do the numbers really tell us?

Sometimes the truth is more mundane than fiction.

The Congressional baseball game is an annual rite in Washington. This year it was a liturgy.

Creating pitch tunnels is great, but should doing so be the gold standard factor in pitch selection?

What team from the past most resembles your 2017 squad?

A mostly forgotten baseball novel reminds us what has changed — and hasn’t.

A young wonder on the diamond reignites the love of the game for a discontented fan.

A Double-A town is still talking about it, 39 years later.

Who knows what the game will look like in the future, but people need to try harder.

Pity the sideline reporter — especially if she’s wearing a white dress.

If the game report says it was warm and breezy, was that really the case on the field?

The night-game times are a-changing as new lighting technology hits big league fields.

Seeking the balance between skill and “the mean” when determining just how good players truly are.