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Featured Post: How On-Base Percentage Directly Relates To Runs Scored

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: How On-Base Percentage Directly Relates To Runs Scored

There has long been a debate over the value of On-Base Percentage in baseball. The traditionalists say that On-Base Percentage has its place, but is not one of the main statistics front offices should be using when evaluating players. The fans that embrace advanced stats, however, argue that it is a very effective way of […]

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USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

As far back as I could remember, there was something my father always used to say to me whenever I became too obsessed with things whether it was spending too much money on baseball cards, eating too much on Thanksgiving, watching too much television, or just hanging out too much with my friends. “Everything in […]

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more […]

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Featured Post: Ignorance Is Bliss

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Ignorance Is Bliss

On Sunday, Murray Chass published his thoughts on minorities in baseball with a splash of recent statistics, claiming the numbers would “disappoint, if not disgust” the late Jackie Robinson. The baseball columnist pointed out: Since the Philadelphia Phillies named Ruben Amaro Jr. general manager Nov. 3, 2008, teams have hired 14 general managers. All have been white. Of […]

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My Own Tribute To A Little Bit Of History in 2013

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
My Own Tribute To A Little Bit Of History in 2013

This year, I plan on witnessing my own little slice of history during the season. I don’t know exactly when it will occur and to be honest, I can’t guarantee it will occur, but I’m going to try my hardest to see it. This season, I plan on going to Yankee Stadium and watching Mariano […]

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Neeker’s 2013 National League Sleepers

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Neeker’s 2013 National League Sleepers

Every team has them, one or two players who’ve had flashes of brilliance here and there but have never quite put it together. Those of us who’ve partaken in the Fantasy Baseball arts can tell you there’s nothing like taking a flier on a high upside kid who makes a splash in the big pool, […]

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Chipper Jones Says Hell No To The Yankees

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
Chipper Jones Says Hell No To The Yankees

I was very glad to see Chipper Jones reject the Yankees’ overtures for a comeback. It’s not that I wouldn’t want to see Jones have a change of heart, but not with the Yankees … not with anybody else but the Braves. I’ve always admired players to begin and end it with the same team. That‘s what […]

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Top 5 American League Promotional Giveaways In 2013

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Top 5 American League Promotional Giveaways In 2013

Professional sports franchises have been trying to reward fans for coming to their game for almost 70 years. The game, whether it’s baseball, basketball, football or hockey is always the number one attraction for any consumer to walk through the gates. In 1941, Bill Veeck started to bring a different point of view. What if […]

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MMO Fantasy Rankings: Third Base

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fantasy Rankings: Third Base

Welcome to the first installment of a yet to be determined number of installments Satish and I will be putting together on fantasy rankings for the upcoming season. This piece, about the top ten third basemen, will be followed by Satish’s rankings of outfielders and starting pitching, while I will subsequently add relief pitchers, as […]

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MMO Fan Shot: The World Baseball Classic Is Not A Nuisance

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The World Baseball Classic Is Not A Nuisance

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, righthander Chien-Ming Wang tossed six shutout innings to lead Chinese Taipei to a 4-1 victory over Australia. The 2013 World Baseball Classic is officially underway. As the tournament kicks off, the sentiment from most fans I run into is that they view the WBC as a “big pain in the ass”. […]

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