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Area Chapped Man Will Start

Aroldis Chapman is a starter. A starting pitcher. A pitcher who will pitch in the first inning of baseball games. Rejoice and celebrate, right? Hoorah! Hooray! Hoorak! Five cheers! Well. The problem is that we’re all a little gunshy. Daniel Bard blew up for the Red Sox and then didn’t even pitch well out of […]

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, […]

Ban Carlos Ruiz

  Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz was suspended for 25 games for testing positive for Adderall.   More like Subtracterall. Because that's what Major League Baseball should do to his salary.   Subtract it all.   Ruiz's felonious decision to use drugs for which he had no prescription or other legitimate use let down his teammates. It […]

David Ross, the Little Catcher That Could

Right before heading to their giant mansions and speed boats that can also turn into underwater compounds for the weekend (I don't really understand the lifestyle of the rich), the Red Sox signed David Ross to a 2 year, $6.2 million contract. You may not find that particularly noteworthy in an offseason dominated by Josh […]

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, […]

Important Dates You Need to Know

With the free agency period now in full swing, marking the start of the "Hot Stove season" (originally called the "Ha Stowe season" after Harriet Beecher Stowe's love of a good baseball rumor), I thought it would be time to give you, the internet baseball consumer, a rundown of the important dates that are coming […]

I Approve This Message

This following is a special message from: Herb Washington Russ Adams Reggie Jefferson Madison Bumgarner Craig Monroe Ace Adams Reggie Jackson Jermaine Van Buren Matt Harrison Tyler Skaggs Wes Polk Chamberlain Ben Taylor Joe Fillmore Brian Buchanan Brad Lincoln Randy Johnson Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant Von Hayes Bill Garfield Arthur "Jocko" Conlon Grover Cleveland "Pete" […]

Friday Forum: Award Picks

It’s been quiet around here…too quiet. We’ll fix that.   Below are our staff’s picks (our preferences, mind, not predictions) for the 2012 regular season awards, noting the ridiculous and possibly culturally insensitive but totally necessary shortening of Jason’s name:   David Temple Michael Clair Chip Buck Jason Woj'ski Bill Parker Mike Bates Cee Angi […]

And Now…A Public Service Announcement

Dear Friend and/or Loved One of a Baseball Fan,  As you may be aware, the Major League Baseball season is about to culminate in the World Series, baseball’s biggest event. While it is a joyous time, with the top two teams squaring off against each other, it also marks the end of baseball for the […]

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 […]

One More Strike

It was the top of the ninth, and the Nats were up 7-5.  Yadier Molina was at the plate, faced with a situation that most of us dream of being in when we’re kids—down to their final strike with the entire season hanging in the balance. Every one of the 46,000 fans at Nationals Park […]

Which Team Had The Worst 2012?

While we watch the playoffs and celebrate the teams who had great 2012s, it’s time to bring a much-needed dose of realism, sadness, and cynicism to the table. With that outlook in life, it’s shocking that my social calendar has so many openings. As we look back to see who deserves the title of Most […]

Why I (Still) Hate the Second Wildcard

Look, the games on Friday were exciting. Good TV. Generally bad baseball, but entertaining. And I hate the fact that they happened at all. When the new system was announced about eleven months ago, I wrote about why I didn’t like it, and why I was unconvinced by the arguments in favor of it. There […]

Friday Forum: Our Postseason Predicitons

With the postseason starting today (if you count that one-game farce as the postseason; I’m still undecided), we thought it’d be a good time to get the Friday Forum thing going again and give you our staff’s predictions for the outcomes of the various postseason series. There are a lot of us now! For the […]

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