Archive for the 'History' Category

On Feb. 10, 2008, Richard visited the supreme location for all things sport in the world. He comes back with a couple of photos, an explanation for his theory and what all of this has to do with baseball.

Ah, the good old days.

Aww … weren’t they cute?

But I still want you off my lawn!

Chris completes his World Series journey with an examination of the ultimate ultimates.

The Marte/Renteria deal was slammed by Braves fans. However, it looks as though John Schuerholz once more came out on top.

Jim Rice and … (Hey you kids! Get off my lawn!)

On Jan. 15, 1969 Delino DeShields was born. Under 25 years later, he was dealt to the Dodgers in exchange for Pedro Martinez, one of the worse trades of all-time. This week Richard looks at the careers of the “other men” in such lopsided moves.

Peruse these numbers in a well-ventilated area.

The adjusted view of the elite hitting stars of the mid-1960s yields five, count ’em, five 50-plus home run performances within a four-season span, including a new National League record.

The Hall of Fame voting highlights that the ’80s Tigers get no respect

Sean Smith turns archaeologist to derive TotalZone ratings for bygone days.

Round two of Steve’s reconsideration of the decade runs the gamut from The Toy Cannon and Little Looie to Dr. Strangeglove and Hondo.

Well, no, not really. But, if you track 10 basic trends for BBWAA voting, you can essentially figure out how tomorrow’s announcement will go before it happens.

It turns out a lot of your finest Game Sixes occur when the team that’s down three game to two wins. Makes sense if you think about it.

On Jan. 2, 1963, David Cone and Edgar Martinez were born. The pair were connected in Game Five of the 1995 ALDS, which was not only a great game, but helped shape baseball for the next decade.

Geoff looks for “weird” games, whatever the heck that means.

How do we deal with those who knew, and didn’t tell? And with Sammy Sosa?

No fury like a fanbase scorned.