Archive for January 2018

Jackie Robinson’s impact on the game was unparalleled. Which modern player is his best on-the-field comparison?

Scott Rolen belongs in the Hall of Fame, but for some reason he barely got a sniff from the voters this year.

From cupping to magnetic therapy and other speculative healing techniques.

The Cubs’ College of Coaches was a mess but was it also a precursor to modern player development?

The story of the Asashi Baseball Club elucidates a history of triumph and loss for Japanese Canadian baseball, and points to its future.

A brief tour through baseball’s winter vacation.

Can a machine really call balls and strikes more accurately (and quickly) than a human?

Fan Scouting could bring another way to deepen the connection between the people in the stands and the game on the field.

A rival pitcher’s great game holds a profound lesson for a young boy.

Purnal Goldy’s career showed great promise, before life and one bad game called him home.

A review of Prince Fielder’s new food show asks the age-old questions: Is the retired slugger the next Anthony Bourdain?

One Tuesday night, out of the blue, the Rockies and Cubs delivered a thriller in extras.

Topps cards began to hit their stride as Lee Mazzilli began a curious decline.

Exploring the smartest franchise in the history of the MLB Amateur Draft…or the luckiest?

Making good use of an irritating phrase.

Looking back at the tumultuous events of June 19, 1977.

Famous these days mostly for the eponymous surgery, Tommy John merits more thorough Hall of Fame consideration.

Inside baseball is one thing, but outside baseball — a life at its boundaries — has value, too.

A former MLB top prospect takes his talents across the ocean to NPB.

Is the ball carrying more at Dodger Stadium?