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From Babe to . . . Bryce? Baseball’s Next Hero

July 22, 2020No Comments

The time is ripe for baseball to find its new hero. Here’s why it should be Bryce Harper.

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Who The F*#k is Frank Tanana?

June 18, 20201 Comment

For a guy who pitched 21 seasons and ranged from dominant to solid, he remains something of an unknown in baseball history. So who the f*#k is Frank Tanana?

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The Great Phall: the Decline of the Philadelphia Phillies

June 3, 2020No Comments

We take a look at the moment a single tendon snapped and took a franchise down with it.

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Let It Be: Armando Galarraga and History

May 14, 2020No Comments

Why MLB should leave Armando Galarraga’s near perfect game as is— for reasons more important than baseball.

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Ian Kinsler vs. Dustin Pedroia: Two Careers Worth Comparison

April 19, 2020No Comments

Comparing the careers of two second basemen who deserve a closer look.

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My Favorite Player: Mark Lemke

April 12, 2020No Comments

It’s easy to love a star. But here’s why the Lemmer was my favorite player as a kid.

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One Time, One Pitcher: Who Throws for Your Life?

April 8, 20201 Comment

Everything’s on the line. You’ve got One Game, One Series, One Season, and only one pitcher to use. Who is your choice?

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All Leather, No Wood: the Mark Belanger Story

March 21, 20202 Comments

Who was this oft-overlooked defensive star, and why isn’t he more known than he is?

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Nick Markakis: Generic Brand Greatness

February 29, 2020No Comments

Could 3,000 hits be enough for Nick Markakis?

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Forbidden Loves: Right Player, Wrong Uniform.

February 14, 20201 Comment

“How can you not be Romantic About Baseball?” – Brad Pitt, Moneyball Ah yes, Valentines Day. Love is in the air, flowers are being distributed, and bad movies are being paraded everywhere. Most importantly, though, pitchers and catchers have reported to camp, ready to begin the epic journey towards baseball’s ultimate prize, the World Series. […]

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