Archive for August 2018

How can a hitter be worth zero WAR? Let us count the ways.

How many major leaguers have managed to play their way home?

Bartolo Colon’s record prompts a short history of Latin American pitchers in the majors.

The Nationals have shown great improvement since the Pyramid System was conceived.

What is the best technique for measuring spin?

An unremarkable player’s career was touched by tangential greatness.

After several players’ offensive tweets surfaced, fans from historically marginalized backgrounds are left wondering about their place in the game.

How well does this new plan work, and could we see it in the majors some day?

Which approach gets the ball in from the outfield more quickly: an air throw or a bounce throw?

An insider’s account of baseball’s annual paean to its history.

How intimidating is Boston’s big green left field wall to home run hitters?

Could the 2018 Red Sox overtake other historically winning teams?

You can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of the Dodgers.

Photographic archives provide a glimpse into the history of Mexican baseball while also leaving many questions unanswered.

Hoffman shaped the landscape for relievers in ways we’re still seeing today.

A visit to the ballpark for a knitting-themed event inspired unity and surprising division.

A trip to Colorado exposes the nature of the beast.

A number of catchers merit further Hall of Fame consideration.

As wearable performance technology continues to advance, it carries with it some thorny ethical issues.

Rising ticket prices make a day at the park increasingly difficult for fans, and it isn’t the first time.