Archive for December 2012

Changing baseball history, one obscure turning point at a time

A closer look at twin-bills, for sabermetrics and for fun

Do two games on one day deplete a team for the long haul?

When two great teams, or two terrible teams, meet, does the game look different?

Seeking out the World Series at its most exciting

The most exciting LCS games and series, from a certain point of view

Looking back at the most exciting LDS games and series

Do marathon games leave both teams losers?

Will extra games and shorter rest wreck the prospects of the Wild Card game winners?

The bored sportscaster’s crutch of a line gets a more serious look than it deserves

The most famous games of our time have their excitement measured

A fresh attempt to measure the excitement of baseball games

It’s a classic of early baseball writing, but is it reliable?

Billy Martin’s and George Brett’s day of infamy had its beginnings eight years earlier

The odds of a perfect game, and why you really can’t calculate them

Players who made the most of their only season

On the intersection of competition, obsession, and tragedy

Cole Hamels may have learned the wrong lesson from history.

Trends and milestones in the transition to night baseball

Which pitching staffs did the most good with their bats?