Archive for November 2018

How did the excitement of this year’s playoffs compare to previous seasons’?

If a team thrashes its opponent in one game, are they more likely to win the next one, too?

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

“Murderers’ Row” certainly was a justified sobriquet. But what about the team’s other nickname?

Another recap of our intrepid reporter’s annual ballpark tour.

The manager’s taking him out? No-no.

There are some historic marks that seem insurmountable, but maybe – just maybe – there’s a way.

After more than a century of ups and downs, baseball seems to be settling on a “right size” for major league stadiums.

And now we turned to the sadly unforgettable moments for fans of American League teams.

Tales of a winter spent in aural exploration of the national pastime.

How bad did it hurt? Team by team, a roll call of painful memories.

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

When and how do pitchers earn them? The answer, as usual, is…it depends.

Systematically rating the excitement of this year’s playoffs.

It all comes down to this, the final week–and ultimately, the final day–of the season.

A tight race shows no signs of letting up.

A stunning and complex late-season horse race continues.

Was this the best late-season battle in baseball history?

A fan’s odyssey reawakens his love of baseball.

Diving into the details of the book on, and by, one of baseball’s all-time best managers.