Archive for November 2014

Reliving the Grand Tour on the Field of Dreams, and creating unforgettable memories.

Veeck—as in “wreck the historical timeline.”

The reasons for keeping a failing player on one’s team range all over the map, but the core cause is misinterpretation.

The reasons for keeping a failing player on a team range all over the map.

Diving back into the effects of extra-long games — before noticing someone drained the pool.

Does playoff success hinge on your record against good teams? The answer is a shock.

Some things the game can teach us when it goes to the 10th.

In the final installment, we look at Earl Weaver, Lou Piniella, Dale Sveum, contemplate how misery loves company (or does it?) and ponder the future of manager ejections.

Digging in deeper on manager ejections, including Joe Torre and another famous New York Yankees manager.

An initial look at identifying baseball’s most argumentative managers.

The second wave of expansion, with the draftees imagined at peak performance

The second wave of expansion, with the draftees imagined at peak performance.

Reimagining some historically bad teams, with their players at their peaks

Tampering with the 1981 strike: Cubs in Comiskey, Bill James in Miami, dogs and cats living together …

When players, and others, sign the ultimate in bad contracts

Can stats leaders predict voting leaders through the years?

Ron Darling thinks pitchers throw better after getting a hit. Is he right?

Looking at how the stats leaders help predict the voting leaders

Didn’t we see this at Fenway six days ago?

Two aces enter; one ace leaves.