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Lost Seasons, Pt. 2 – Fred Lynn, 1979

  The end of the baseball season has passed. They are no games to watch today, nor will there be for many more days to come. We fill the time by “rosterbating,” fantasizing about what our favorite (or any) teams will do this offseason to make their squad better. There will be debates in bars, […]

Lost Seasons, Pt. 1 – Ron Hunt, 1971

  The end of the baseball season has passed. They are no games to watch today, nor will there be for many more days to come. We fill the time by “rosterbating,” fantasizing about what our favorite (or any) teams will do this offseason to make their squad better. There will be debates in bars, […]

Hating the Hater, Not the Game

Something has changed. Something is different. Given the general snail’s pace in which societies move, I’m fairly certain the change has happened in me. My engagements, interactions, and communications within the baseball community have mutated. More specifically, they have been truncated – lessened through a conscious effort. I don’t watch the game like I used […]

An Open Letter to Uninformed Baseball Fans

Dear Readers, Hello. I’m the famous Internet baseball writer Numbers McAnalysis. You may know me from my writing about baseball on the Internet. I’m here to talk to you about the assault on reason that is the Baltimore Orioles. You see, the Orioles have a real good chance of making the playoffs this season. That […]

Wednesday Morning Cram Session, 9/12

Those who know me can easily pin down some simple facts about me; my impeccable dress, my razor-sharp wit, and my ability to wax poetic about baseball. The third of these I have employed in my short time here at TPA. Not today, folks. I’ve had a really crappy day. It was a tough day […]

Monday Morning Cram Session 9/10

I saw this image while watching the beginning of the football game Sunday night. I don’t pay that much attention to football, but I guess I was interested in seeing what Peyton Manning could do. Anyway, I saw this and spent about 20 seconds imagining a world where Manny Ramirez gets cut from the Athletics, […]

Wednesday Morning Cram Session, 8/29

Underdogs. Everyone loves them. I am not without my affinity for the lesser, but recently I find myself drawn to two particular teams that are in the playoff hunt in spite of the fact they were thought to have no business being there. I am not enamored with them because of their underdog status, per […]

A Baseball Blogger Analyzes My Recent Amazon Purchase

In a move that has sent shockwaves throughout Temple Nation, David Temple has purchased Digital Versatile Discs containing all three seasons of the television program Veronica Mars. Though the exact financials of the deal are unknown as of this writing, it is expected that Mr. Temple spent at least $45 and as much as $50 […]

Washing Off the Stink of Mike Trout

You can’t swing a laptop by its power cable without hitting some article about how great Mike Trout has been this season, and how such a performance from a rookie is so extremely rare. Since his call-up in late April and his subsequent tear through the American League, Trout has been a fantastic story. I […]

Wednesday Morning Cram Session, 7/25

There was a full slate of games last night, which meant I put my iPad and crappy DSL through their respective paces. MLB.tv is a wonderful thing, but it is brutal if you have a slow Internet connection. Mine isn’t dial-up slow, but boy howdy it feels like it sometimes. I know, I know, first-world […]

Good Day/Bad Day: Players Released on Their Birthdays

The Common Man is having a birthday today, and won’t shut the Hell up about it. The previous link will bring you to a nice little post TCM wrote about the best players born on his birthday. He gets Tony Oliva and Strasburg, I get Rondell White. But I digress. In rebuttal to TCM’s obsession […]

Harrowing Stories in Self-Actualization

I’m going to tell you a hypothetical story about a guy you knew named Greg. Everybody liked Greg. Greg was one of those guys who didn’t like playing by other people’s rules. He did what he wanted, when he wanted. He didn’t care what people thought about him, and used that excuse to talk crap […]

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