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Baseball and Softball will probably be at the 2020 Olympics

11/18/2014 11:45:59 AM

Guess what, folks? If a proposal passes next month, baseball and softball will be back in the Olympics, at least occasionally. The proposal, called Agenda 2020, is meant to try and solve some of the big problems facing the IOC, … Continue readi > read more

Over at Hall of Very Good: “Wisdom and Links” looks at Jeffrey Loria and the Baseball Boogie

11/17/2014 11:08:36 AM

The latest “Wisdom and Links” is up at Hall of Very Good. This week, I look at how Jeffrey Loria views the Stanton deal, share some links, and expose you to the Baseball Boogie. > read more

Giancarlo Stanton’s $325 Million Dollars in perspective

11/15/2014 11:15:50 AM

Giancarlo Stanton will, likely, get $325 million dollars in exchange for playing for the Miami Marlins for 13 more years (assuming he doesn’t get traded or opts out). That, scientifically, is known as a buttload of money. How much money? … > read more

Rise of the Machines

11/14/2014 08:11:16 AM

Researchers in Japan are hard at work creating robots that will one day combine, Voltron-style, and play baseball after our robot overlords have taken control of the planet: > read more

First References in “The Sporting News”: Japan

11/13/2014 11:55:36 AM

One of the great perks of SABR membership is access online to The Sporting News’ archives. While it now is dedicated to all sports, for a good chunk of it’s earlier history it was almost entirely focused on baseball (with … Continue > read more

Famous For Something Else: Reece “Goose” Tatum, Harlem Globetrotter Legend

11/13/2014 10:18:23 AM

It’s time for another “Famous for Something Else”. Today’s individual who is far more famous for something else is Reece “Goose” Tatum. Tatum was the original “Clown Prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters, > read more

Bizarre Baseball Culture: Post-Schulz Peanuts go to Japan in “It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown!”

11/11/2014 17:13:18 PM

In Bizarre Baseball Culture, I take a look at some of the more unusual places where baseball has reared it’s head in pop culture and fiction. Today, we look at an odd duck: a Peanuts story. Only it’s not from … Continue reading → > read more

Over at Hall of Very Good, yet another “Wisdom and Links”

11/10/2014 12:47:58 PM

Another “Wisdom and Links” is up, so check it out for some good links, some quick musings on barnstorming, and  bad “Too Many Cooks” joke. > read more

Bizarre Baseball Culture is Returning…

11/09/2014 17:19:50 PM

Starting this week, Bizarre Baseball Culture comes back with a vengeance. Among the things we will be studying in the coming months: A post-Charles Schultz Peanuts story A public domain bio-comic on Stan Musial A blast-from-the-past Strange Sports St > read more

Looking at the Team MLB roster for the Japan All-Star Series

11/08/2014 10:41:57 AM

Above, you can see the roster for the Japan All-Star Series for Team MLB. As you can see, the term “All-Star” is sort of loose. Oh, yes, it’s a good team, and there are plenty of All-Stars on it. It’s … Continue reading > read more

Micro-Update on the MLB-Japan Series: Adam Jones not playing after all

11/07/2014 08:27:43 AM

Okay, micro-update to the previous story I did on the MLB-Japan All-Star Series: Adam Jones actually won’t be taking part, as another commitment came up. So if you go back to that old story, feel free to mentally erase Adam … Continue rea > read more

Neat Link: Cespedes Family BBQ

11/06/2014 09:50:05 AM

While adding in the link yesterday, I realized that there was a site that belonged on the Blogroll that I somehow had never placed in it: The Cespedes Family BBQ. Run by two college students (Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman), … Continue readin > read more

Remember: The Stove Takes Time To Get Hot

11/06/2014 09:19:52 AM

Somebody mentioned this a day or two on Twitter, but it goes without saying: The baseball off-season develops far slower than the off-seasons of other sports. When free agent time in the NFL or NBA comes around, there is rapid-fire … Continue r > read more

Neat Link: Chinese Baseball

11/05/2014 09:13:13 AM

A new link in the Blogroll: Chinese Baseball. As the name suggests, it’s a look at the nascent baseball scene in the world’s most populated country. This year (2014), they had their first professional baseball in several years, with a  > read more

Will the MLB-Japan All-Star Series be on MLB Network? Yes! And I have a schedule

11/04/2014 13:27:23 PM

Good news everyone! It appears that, in the darkness of November, we will be seeing some MLB baseball after all. MLB is sending a team of players over to Japan to play some games against the Japanese National Team, “Samurai … Continue rea > read more

The Greatest HoF Player Managing Career

11/04/2014 09:32:05 AM

With Paul Molitor taking over the Twins, there will now be two Hall of Fame players managing in the big leagues (Ryne Sandberg is managing the Phillies). It’s a trend that is becoming more and more rare, a result of … Continue reading  > read more

Over at HOVG: The Best World Series Stories

11/03/2014 10:57:35 AM

Over at Hall of Very Good this week, I have links to some of the best World Series stories of 2014. Check it out! > read more

Famous for Something Else: Ernie Nevers

11/02/2014 10:25:03 AM

Ernie Nevers is a Hall of Famer in both Pro Football and College Football, a star of the early days of the NFL, and a member of the league’s 50th anniversary and 75th anniversary teams. But he also had a … Continue reading → > read more

The Pitcher is the Third Most Important Position In Sports (behind Goalie and QB)

11/02/2014 08:53:46 AM

Not too long ago, I saw a ad for a Sports Illustrated book entitled NFL Quarterback: The Greatest Position In Sports. I immediately recognized this as bull. Oh, maybe being the QB is the most glamorous position in sports, but … Continue reading > read more

Rest Day

10/31/2014 08:42:31 AM

Nothing new today, but look out in the coming days as the Baseball Continuum kicks the offseason into high gear! > read more

MVP of Yesterday for May 3, 2014: Jon Lester

05/04/2014 22:43:56 PM

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances (AKA I screwed up how long it’d take me to make it), the latest Bizarre Baseball Culture has been delayed until Monday. Yesterday’s MVP was Jon Lester, who K’d 15, gave up just one hit, … > read more

MVP of Yesterday (May 2, 2014): Ubaldo Jimenez

05/03/2014 10:51:27 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez of the Orioles had a vintage performance yesterday, going 7.1 IP while giving up just 3 hits and striking out 10 in the O’s win over the Twins yesterday. Standings, as always, after the jump: Giancarlo Stanton: 3 … Continue > read more

This weekend….

05/02/2014 20:58:44 PM

This week on the Continuum: A Spider-Man Bizarre Baseball Culture. > read more

MVP of Yesterday (and the Day Before That) for April 30 and May 1 are Jesse Chavez and Juan Uribe

05/02/2014 08:54:35 AM

Okay, so, I made a boo-boo yesterday and forgot to post who the MVP of Yesterday for April 30 was. So, today is a twofer. For April 30th, it’s Jesse Chavez of the Athletics. He only gave up one hit … Continue reading → > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 29, 2014: Jose Fernandez

04/30/2014 14:53:43 PM

Jose Fernandez wasn’t as good as the LAST time he won MVP of Yesterday, but he still was good enough, giving up just two hits in 8 shutout innings, while also getting an RBI! So, he gets his second MVP … Continue reading → > read more

MVP of Yesterday (April 28, 2014): Troy Tulowitzki

04/29/2014 20:21:21 PM

Troy Tulowitzki went 3-3 with a HR, 3 RBIs and 2 BBs as the Rockies won 8-5 against the Diamondbacks, so I’m naming him the MVP of Yesterday! It’s his second MVP of the year, as you can see under … Continue reading → > read more

Bizarre Baseball Culture: Captain America saves a HS ballplayer from Drugs!

04/28/2014 21:52:44 PM

In Bizarre Baseball Culture, I take a look at some of the more unusual places where baseball has reared it’s head in pop culture and fiction. Previously, we covered a Golden Age adventure featuring Captain America, but now it’s time … C > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 27, 2014: Jhonny Peralta

04/28/2014 19:29:37 PM

Jhonny Peralta only had two official ABs yesterday, but they both were HRs as he supported Adam Wainwright (probably the runner-up for this award) with 4 RBIs as the Cardinals beat the Pirates, 7-0. Standings, as always, after the jump: … Conti > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 26, 2014 is…. Tanner Roark

04/27/2014 18:26:36 PM

There have been some fine pitching performances this year so far. Tanner Roark of the Nationals, for example, had a 3-hit complete-game shutout yesterday, good for being MVP of Yesterday! Standings, as always, after the jump: Giancarlo Stanton: 3 Sco > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 25, 2014: Stephen Strasburg

04/26/2014 11:35:04 AM

A vintage 11-K performance yesterday gives Stephen Strasburg the MVP of Yesterday for…. yesterday. Standings, as always, after the jump: Giancarlo Stanton: 3 Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee Gordon: 1 Seth Smith: 1 Alejandro De Aza: 1 Freddie Freeman: 1 > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 24, 2014: Corey Kluber

04/25/2014 20:28:52 PM

Corey Kluber had the game of his life yesterday, pulling off a complete game with no earned runs allowed (there was an unearned run) and striking out 11 as the Indians beat the Royals. Standings under the jump, as always: … Continue reading  > read more

So, where exactly was this picture taken? AKA: Where the heck would they play baseball in Dubai?

04/24/2014 12:33:43 PM

You may have seen this picture online a few days ago (click to enlarge): As you can see, it’s a baseball game being played outside of Dubai, with the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (formerly known as the Burj … Continue > read more

MVP of Yesterday (4-23-2014) is… John Lackey

04/24/2014 10:25:21 AM

He wasn’t as good as Fernandez was two days ago, but John Lackey was good enough for being the MVP of Yesterday, allowing only one earned run in 8 innings while striking out 11. Standings, as always, after the jump: … Continue reading  > read more

MVP of Yesterday (4/22/2014) is… Jose Fernandez

04/23/2014 17:59:14 PM

There was a time, a time before today. When the starting pitcher reigned supreme. When people believed everything they read on Twitter. This was an age when only aces were allowed to strike out 14 while giving up just three … Continue reading & > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 21, 2014: Cliff Lee

04/22/2014 19:55:13 PM

Cliff Lee still has it. going 8 innings of 4-hit shutout ball against the Dodgers while striking out 10. He also had a hit. So, he’s the MVP of Yesterday. Standings after the jump: Standings: Giancarlo Stanton: 3 Scott Van … Continue read > read more

This coming week on the Baseball Continuum: The Second Captain America “Bizarre Baseball Culture”, more Backyard Baseball Campaigning, and other stuff…

04/21/2014 21:28:55 PM

This week on the Baseball Continuum: The second Captain America “Bizarre Baseball Culture” More on the “Bring Backyard to Steam” Campaign The MVP of Yesterday stuff… A look at a picture from an unusual place for a ballga > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 20, 2014 is… Ryan Howard

04/21/2014 21:01:33 PM

Ryan Howard was just a double away from the cycle yesterday, so he’s a good pick for MVP of Yesterday, especially since he also had 3 RBIs. Standings, as always, after the jump: Standings: Giancarlo Stanton: 3 Scott Van Slyke: … Continue > read more

And so begins the “Get Backyard Baseball on Steam” campaign…

04/20/2014 14:46:54 PM

Humongous Entertainment was (and nominally remains) a video game developer formed in the 90s to make kids’ games. They made their bread and butter from two types of products: adventure/puzzle point-and-clicks like Putt-Putt and Spy Fox, and, of > read more

MVP of Yesterday (4/19/2014): Henderson Alvarez

04/20/2014 12:39:37 PM

Henderson Alvarez had a complete-game 2-hit shutout yesterday as the Marlins beat the Mariners 7-0, making him the MVP of Yesterday. Standings after the jump, as always: Standings: Giancarlo Stanton: 3 Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee Gordon: 1 Seth Smith:  > read more

First Impressions of OOTP Baseball ’15

04/19/2014 20:10:39 PM

I recently received an early copy of OOTP Baseball 2015 from the fine people at Out of the Park Developments, and while this early build is buggy and in parts incomplete, it already shows the promise of being another great … Continue reading &# > read more

MVP of Yesterday (April 18, 2014): Giancarlo Stanton

04/19/2014 18:48:31 PM

Giancarlo Stanton did it again, going 3-3 with two walks and a walk-off Grand Slam in the Marlins’ 8-4 win yesterday. (Aaron Harang doesn’t get it because, well, he only went 7 innings of no-hit ball and honestly it was … Continue r > read more

MVP of Yesterday (April 17, 2014): Jon Lester

04/18/2014 13:50:09 PM

Jon Lester was perfect into the 6th and struck out 9, giving up just one earned run in eight innings in the Red Sox’s win over the White Sox. Standings after the jump, as always: > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 16 is… Johnny Cueto

04/17/2014 20:11:47 PM

Johnny Cueto struck out a career-high 12 and gave up just 3 hits in a complete game shutout against the the Pirates yesterday, good for MVP of Yesterday! > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 15 is… Giancarlo Stanton

04/16/2014 16:47:59 PM

The MVP of Yesterday was Giancarlo Stanton, who went 2-4 with 5 RBIs, a HR, and a walk. This makes him the first two-time winner of the MVP of Yesterday in 2014! Standings after jump: Standings: Giancarlo Stanton: 2 Scott … Continue reading  > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 14, 2014 is… Dan Uggla!

04/15/2014 21:05:41 PM

Dan Uggla had two homers, including a game-winning GRAND SLAM in the 9th. So he’s the MVP of Yesterday. Standings after jump: Standings: Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee Gordon: 1 Seth Smith: 1 Alejandro De Aza: 1 Freddie Freeman: 1 … Continue read > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 13, 2014: Kyle Lohse

04/14/2014 20:08:40 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers are the hottest team in the earliest stretch of baseball, and Kyle Lohse was hot last night, throwing 8.2 innings of 4-hit ball with 9 Ks. That’s why he’s the MVP of Yesterday. Standings after the jump: … Conti > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 12, 2014: Giancarlo Stanton

04/13/2014 22:09:27 PM

Giancarlo Stanton had two HRs and three RBIs yesterday, good enough for his first MVP of the year. Standings after the jump: Standings: Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee Gordon: 1 Seth Smith: 1 Alejandro De Aza: 1 Freddie Freeman: 1 … Continue reading  > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 11, 2014 is… Andrew Cashner

04/12/2014 21:27:27 PM

The MVP of Yesterday was Andrew Cashner of the Padres, who threw a 1-hit shutout of the Tigers. Standings, as always, after the jump: Standings: Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee Gordon: 1 Seth Smith: 1 Alejandro De Aza: 1 Freddie … Continue reading ͛ > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 10 is… Justin Upton

04/11/2014 20:22:04 PM

Justin Upton narrowly beat out Jose Abreu for yesterday’s MVP, going 3-4 with 3 RBIs and 2 HRs in a Braves loss to the Mets. Yes, you can lose to the Mets and still be able to win MVP of … Continue reading → > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 9, 2014 is…. Ervin Santana

04/10/2014 21:03:56 PM

Ervin Santana threw 8 innings of 3-hit ball last night with 6 strikeouts as he picked up his first win as an Atlanta Brave. So, he’s the MVP of Yesterday! Standings after the jump: Standings: Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee … Continue reading U > read more

Coming Soon: First Impressions of OOTP Baseball ’15!

04/09/2014 21:52:09 PM

Sometime soon, my first impressions of OOTP Baseball ’15, which is due out later this month: > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 8, 2014 is… Ryan Braun

04/09/2014 21:45:03 PM

We here at the MVP of Yesterday office (AKA my recliner) do not care about whether a player is, was or may one day use steroids. We only care about who the MVP of Yesterday is. So, to the displeasure … Continue reading → > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 7, 2014 is… Troy Tulowitzki

04/08/2014 20:02:01 PM

In a abbreviated schedule yesterday, Troy Tulowitzki wins the MVP of Yesterday. He went 3-3 with a HR. Standings after the jump; Standings: Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee Gordon: 1 Seth Smith: 1 Alejandro De Aza: 1 Freddie Freeman: 1 … Continue reading > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 6, 2014 is…Yu Darvish

04/07/2014 20:20:15 PM

Yu Darvish returned from the DL  yesterday. He then proceeded to throw 7 shutout innings with 7 hits allowed and 6 strikeouts. Which isn’t bad work, really. (Standings after the jump) Standings: Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee Gordon: 1 Seth … Co > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 5, 2014 is… Nolan Arenado

04/06/2014 20:07:31 PM

Nolan Arenado of the Rockies was 3-4 with two home runs and 3 RBIs yesterday, making him the MVP of Yesterday. > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 4, 2014 is… Charlie Blackmon

04/05/2014 13:28:40 PM

6-for-6! 5 RBI! A HR! Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies had a career day yesterday! > read more

Bizarre Baseball Culture: Captain America in a Golden Age Tale

04/04/2014 21:50:05 PM

In Bizarre Baseball Culture, I take a look at some of the more unusual places where baseball has reared it’s head in pop culture and fiction. With the upcoming release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, now is the best … Continue reading > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 3, 2014 is… Chris Colabello

04/04/2014 21:46:38 PM

Chris Colabello had the game of his MLB career yesterday, batting in 6 of the Twins’ 10 runs in their 10-9 victory over the White Sox. > read more

Tomorrow: Bizarre Baseball Culture with Captain America!

04/03/2014 22:43:09 PM

Tomorrow: Bizarre Baseball Culture returns with the first of two installments featuring Captain America, just in time for the release of his new movie! > read more

MVP of Yesterday for 4-2-2014: Mark Buehrle

04/03/2014 19:27:57 PM

Yesterday, Mark Buehrle went 8.2 IP while giving up just four hits, one walk, and striking out 11. So he’s MVP of Yesterday. > read more

MVP of Yesterday for April 1, 2014: Freddie Freeman

04/02/2014 16:09:28 PM

Freddie Freeman was 3-3 with two HR yesterday, giving him his first MVP of Yesterday of the year. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be just the first of many. Standings: Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee Gordon: … Continue reading → > read more

MVP of Yesterday for March 31, 2014: Alejandro De Aza

04/01/2014 21:00:39 PM

With two HRs and 3 RBIs, Alejandro De Aza of the White Sox is the MVP of Yesterday. Sorry for the late posting…. real life gets in the way sometimes. Stupid real life responsibilities. Standings: Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee … Continue reading > read more

MVP of Yesterday for March 30, 2014 is… Seth Smith

03/31/2014 10:38:31 AM

Seth Smith had only one AB yesterday, but his home run helped open the floodgates against Brian Wilson, paving the way for the Padres’ victory. Standings: Scott Van Slyke: 1 Dee Gordon: 1 Seth Smith: 1 > read more

2014 SEASON PREVIEW (PART 10): Predictions for the Season, without any further explanations (except one)

03/30/2014 12:46:48 PM

It’s time. Who will be the division winners? Who will win the World Series? Time to see my predictions… without further explanation (except for one). > read more

2014 SEASON PREVIEW (PART 9): Predictions for Awards without any further explanations

03/26/2014 21:20:52 PM

To predict awards is often even harder than to predict the actual results of the season. So I’m going to just get this out of the way quickly, without any explanation. So you can try to guess why I’m going … Continue reading → > read more

Coming up this week: International Opener possibilities, previews and… Bizarre Baseball Culture?

03/24/2014 21:10:54 PM

Coming this week: An article on possible locations for future international openers, more previews for the upcoming season and, maybe, if you are good and behave (and I can find the time), you will get the great gift of Bizarre … Continue readi > read more

MVP of Yesterday for March 23, 2014 is… Dee Gordon

03/23/2014 12:52:56 PM

Last night’s/today’s game between the D-Backs and Dodgers was hardly a shining example of baseball. Ryu did great but only lasted five innings, Yasiel Puig had to leave the game with an injury… so I’ll go with Dee Gordon, who > read more

MVP of Yesterday for… March 22, 2014 is… Scott Van Slyke

03/22/2014 16:49:58 PM

Yes, it’s time to start up the old MVP of Yesterday Machine. Well, due to time differences, it is actually today, but, anyway, the first MVP of Yesterday is Scott Van Slyke, who went 2-3 with 2 RBIs, both from … Continue reading → > read more

2014 SEASON PREVIEW (PART 8): Everything you wanted to know about the opening series in Australia but didn’t ask

03/19/2014 17:21:05 PM

So, it won’t be long before the 2014 MLB Regular Season starts… in Australia. Yes, this year, it starts in Sydney, Australia. You may or may not have questions about this, but I don’t particularly care what you think, so … Con > read more

2014 SEASON PREVIEW (PART 7): Best Case/Worst Case for… the NL EAST (with Getty Images)

03/18/2014 21:49:35 PM

We reach our last installment of Best Case/Worst Case… with, of course, sometimes irrelevant images from Getty. Here we go: Atlanta Braves: Best-Case Scenario: World Series. I mean, look at that pitching staff! Look at the young hitters! They s > read more

Tomorrow…

03/17/2014 22:26:25 PM

Tomorrow, come to the Baseball Continuum for the NL East Best Case/Worst Case Scenarios! > read more

2014 SEASON PREVIEW (PART 6): Best Case/Worst Case for… the NL CENTRAL (with Getty Images)

03/16/2014 13:13:42 PM

Oh, boy, the NL Central! It’s time for another round of Best Case/Worst Case. And, since the Cubs are in this division, you know there’s going to be a worst case. And, of course, they all have at least vaguely-connected … Continue r > read more

2014 SEASON PREVIEW (PART 5): Best Case/Worst Case for… the NL WEST (with Getty Images)

03/12/2014 19:05:29 PM

We went from East-To-West for the AL, but we’ll be going West-To-East for the NL, so… who is ready to learn what could go right and wrong in the NL West? And who wants to see some vaguely-related images from … Continue reading ͛ > read more

2014 SEASON PREVIEW (PART 4): Best Case/Worst Case for… the AL WEST (with Getty Images)

03/09/2014 20:56:32 PM

Today, we look at the AL West, and what could go right… and what could go wrong. Complete with Getty Images that may or may not have anything to do with the actual team. Here we go: Oakland Athletics Best-Case … Continue reading → > read more

2014 SEASON PREVIEW (PART 3): Best Case/Worst Case for… the AL CENTRAL (with Getty Images)

03/08/2014 12:45:40 PM

We continue our big preview of the MLB Season by looking at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the AL Central. And, what’s more, that includes Getty Images, no matter how irrelevant the picture is. Detroit Tigers Best-Case Scenario: Who > read more

2014 SEASON PREVIEW (PART 2): Best Case/Worst Case for… the AL EAST (with Getty Images)

03/08/2014 10:31:26 AM

What’s the worst that can happen? What’s the best-case scenario? In Best Case/Worst Case, we find out what those worst and best case scenarios are. Tonight… the American League East. And it’s accompanied by things from the now > read more

The 2014 MLB Season Preview (Part 1): In Which We Set Our Scene

03/05/2014 22:32:00 PM

Last time we saw Major League Baseball- not counting Spring Training- the Red Sox had won the World Series. And now, we begin again. When the Dodgers and Diamondbacks kick off the season in Australia, baseball, as it always has, … Continue read > read more

This Week on the Baseball Continuum

03/02/2014 13:50:19 PM

This week on the Baseball Continuum, I’ll be starting my season preview and also do some other stuff. Cool, right? > read more

This is cool.

03/01/2014 20:13:17 PM

Okay, this is cool. It could help change how fielding statistics are done, too! > read more

PUPPY IN A HOT DOG RACE!

02/27/2014 21:12:52 PM

‘Nuff said. > read more

Drawing Conclusions from Spring Training: Josh Reddick solves the whole world’s problems

02/26/2014 19:28:39 PM

As Spring Training games happen, I will have this feature, in which I humorously jump to crazy conclusions based on what has happened in the Spring Training games. These are not meant to be serious. Today, Josh Reddick solved all … Continue rea > read more

HUMOR: Drawing Conclusions from Spring Training

02/25/2014 20:15:07 PM

As Spring Training games happen, I will have this feature, in which I humorously jump to crazy conclusions based on what has happened in the Spring Training games. These are not meant to be serious. > read more

TwitchplaysPokemon, Fan Managing, and the wisdom (?) of the crowd

02/24/2014 21:33:19 PM

Over the past few days-okay, almost a week now- I have been (stupidly) riveted to the tale of “TwitchPlaysPokemon”. It is a social-experiment/massive-game in which tens of thousands and sometimes over a hundred of thousands all trying to > read more

Bizarre Baseball Culture: Stuart Taylor time-travels to the days of the Knickerbockers (only not really)

02/23/2014 14:38:51 PM

In Bizarre Baseball Culture, I take a look at some of the more unusual places where baseball has reared it’s head in pop culture and fiction. Man, I wish I had a time machine to take back all those claims … Continue reading → > read more

The Andrelton Simmons deal is genius

02/20/2014 20:12:33 PM

When is it alright to pay a 248/.296/.396 hitter at least 58 million dollars for seven years? When he’s Andrelton Simmons, who’s bat is secondary but who’s defense is beyond the realm of mortal man. Yes, the Honkballing shortstop fo > read more

Tomorrow….

02/19/2014 22:47:38 PM

THE BASEBALL CONTINUUM RETURNS! > read more

What’s coming this weekend?

02/14/2014 22:14:07 PM

This weekend, there will be the long-awaited time-travel Bizarre Baseball Culture. Totally. I swear. It is really going up this weekend, perhaps by noon tomorrow, perhaps by tomorrow night, at latest Sunday. In addition, in the spirit of the Olympics > read more

Some minor movement in post-2014 Caribbean Series Continuum Baseball Rankings

02/13/2014 20:13:10 PM

The Caribbean Series is included in the Continuum Baseball Rankings because it’s between the champions of leagues, and usually are primarily made up of players from those countries anyway (the Asian Series isn’t included because the Austr > read more

OLYMPICS CONTINUUM: What was Team USA’s Best Slugging Percentage? You’d be surprised…

02/11/2014 21:50:30 PM

It’s time for OLYMPICS CONTINUUM. Today, I was just thinking: “How can you measure what team has had the best Olympics?” There are several methods, of course, and technically the Olympics aren’t even about winning or losing, o > read more

Sorry for the lack of posts lately

02/10/2014 14:41:53 PM

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been very busy. Look for at least one tomorrow! > read more

The All “Share-My-Birthday” Team

02/07/2014 16:29:38 PM

Today is my birthday. So, in honor of that, here is the all “Share-My-Birthday” team: Starting Pitcher: Earl Whitehill, Burt Hooton, Juan Pizarro (can also relieve), Scott Feldman Relief Pitcher: Dan Quisenberry, Dave Borkowski, Brad Henn > read more

Ralph Kiner: A Great Player For Some Horrible Teams

02/06/2014 18:45:19 PM

Ralph Kiner, who passed away today, was a great player who played for some really bad teams. In his ten seasons, only twice was his team above .500. He never played in the postseason, and only once did he come … Continue reading → > read more

(D-Backs) Pitchers and Catchers Report!

02/06/2014 09:02:30 AM

Due to their early season opener in Australia, the Arizona Diamondbacks start Spring Training a little early, with pitchers and catchers reporting today! > read more

Some interesting articles you should look at…

02/05/2014 19:30:04 PM

As I work along on the next Bizarre Baseball Culture, I’ve been distracted by some great baseball articles along the way. Check them out: Over at Slate: William Edward White was the son of a slave, but he was of … Continue reading → > read more

“Bizarre Baseball Culture” still under construction

02/04/2014 22:20:35 PM

The next installment of “Bizarre Baseball Culture” remains under construction. I know I said it’d be out today- Tuesday- but I guess I underestimated the time it would take me. Either that, or it was not I who posted that … Co > read more

Message from the Future

02/03/2014 19:19:41 PM

Hello! This is your blogger speaking to you from THE FUTURE to tell you that tomorrow there will be a new BIZARRE BASEBALL CULTURE involving TIME TRAVEL! Be excited. > read more

The Oh-Crud-I-Forgot-To-Write-This-Until-The-Last-Minute Super Bowl Prediction

02/02/2014 17:11:52 PM

By all accounts, the weather in NJ will be fine, so I’m going to go with Manning and the Broncos tonight. Once, in the past, I would have gone with the defensive advantaged team, but the NFL has changed, and … Continue reading → > read more

For the Super Bowl, here’s George Carlin again with “Baseball and Football”

02/02/2014 14:34:02 PM

This is at least the third time I’ve posted this, but it’s still funny. > read more

Famous For Something Else: Russell Wilson

02/01/2014 12:43:38 PM

As amazing as it seems, I have never had Russell Wilson of the Seahawks as a “Famous For Something Else” entry. Oh, I had a post in which I put up his minor league numbers, but it wasn’t a “Famous … Continue reading U > read more

Quick Aside

01/29/2014 21:36:53 PM

In the next few days, there will be some football stuff leading up to the Super Bowl… but also a Bizarre Baseball Culture! > read more



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